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Steve Scalise Upgraded To 'Serious Condition' And Is Speaking To Family

19 June 2017

Doctors treating wounded House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise have upgraded his condition from "critical" to "serious".

"He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones", Scalise's account tweeted, with a note that there will be no further updates.

Scalise and three others were shot by 66-year-old James Hodgkinson during a GOP baseball practice on Wednesday.

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Investigators say he shot House Rep. Steve Scalise before he was killed by police who had been guarding the congressman. The doctor described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Scalise's hip and traversed his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way.

A lobbyist shot multiple times and critically injured also remains hospitalized.

President Donald Trump visited Scalise at the hospital Wednesday night and later said in a speech, "He's a great fighter and he's going to be OK, we hope". Scalise has been an avid participant in the game since arriving in Congress in 2008.

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Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

A member of Scalise's staff read a statement from Jennifer Scalise, the congressman's wife. He sustained a relatively minor injury Wednesday morning as he and other officers engaged with a gunman who shot up a practice of the GOP baseball team. Leaders decided the game would go on as scheduled at Nationals Park in Washington, home of the city's professional baseball team, and the Democrats won, 11 to 2.

U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, has shown improvement over the last 36 hours after being shot by a gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice earlier in the week, his lead surgeon said on Friday. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations.

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The list, recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was found in James T. Hodgkinson's pocket, according to The Daily Caller. None of the victims injured in the attack were on the list, the law enforcement source said.

Steve Scalise Upgraded To 'Serious Condition' And Is Speaking To Family