Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is upgraded to serious from critical

Cheryl Sanders
June 20, 2017

Scalise was among those shot Wednesday by James Hodgkinson, who opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers who were wrapping up an early morning baseball practice at a field in Arlington, Va. Hodgkinson, who died from injuries sustained as he exchanged gunfire with authorities, had a list of lawmakers' names on his person.

Top Republican politician Steve Scalise's condition has been upgraded from critical to serious after he was gunned down at a party baseball practice outside Washington.

However, Sava said that the doctors "are encouraged by improvement in his condition" and "an excellent recovery is a good possibility".

We are especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from Louisiana and across the country, as well as from President Trump, Vice President Pence, and all of Steve's colleagues who have reached out to us during this most challenging time.


A single rifle wound caused "substantial damage" to Scalise's internal organs and blood loss, his doctor explained Friday.

For now, Scalise remains in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit.

The family wrote that Mika would appreciate contributions to the Capitol Police Memorial Fund, one of the designated charities at the baseball game, to honor the professionalism of the Capitol Police.

Hodgkinson, from IL, who had lashed out against USA president Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media, was killed by Mr Scalise's security detail and other police officers.


They said that his "risk of death" has substantially lowered than when he arrived at the hospital.

Sava said on Friday there were hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point".

Hospital officials said it is hard to predict how long the congressman will be in the hospital, but that he is expected to be able to walk and hopefully run after a period of rehabilitation.

Ms Griner remains in hospitali at MedStar after being shot in the ankle and Mr Bailey was spotted on Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.


Alexandria shooting victim Matt Mika is showing "positive results" after undergoing additional surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, his family said in a statement Saturday.

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