Doctors call Scalise's condition improved

Tammy Harvey
June 19, 2017

Pence tweeted shortly after leaving the MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Thursday morning that he and his wife, Karen, had thanked doctors and hospital staff.

A former congressman who formerly held the seat now held by Scalise says his condition is serious.

Infection remains a considerable risk in the days and weeks during Scalise's extended hospital stay, Sava said.

The bullet struck Scalise in the hip, and traveled across his body, shattering bones and passing through internal organs, causing major internal bleeding.

President Donald Trump says that wounded Congressman Steve Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized.

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.

Scalise and three other people were shot early Wednesday at a park in suburban Washington as they practiced for a congressional charity baseball game.

Scalise underwent another surgery on Saturday and "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement.

Sue Hodgkinson told reporters outside her IL home Thursday that she was busy with her job and didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, did between January and March.


- The man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing baseball had angrily railed against President Donald Trump the day before the shooting.

Another Capitol Police officer, David Bailey, who was hit by shrapnel, and a congressional aide, Zach Barth, who was shot, were previously treated and released from a hospital. Mika's family said the lobbyist was shot multiple times and was in critical condition following surgery.

"We will not give in to fear, violence or hate", Aguilar said.

The FBI recovered a cellphone, computer and camera from Hodgkinson's van and was examining them for evidence, the statement said.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the hospital Wednesday evening.

Aguilar plays outfield for the Democratic team; before the shooting, Scalise was slated to play second base for the Republicans.

Votes were canceled in the House on Wednesday, but on Thursday they were taking place.

Sava also said that Crystal Griner, one of the U.S. Capitol Police officers credited with saving Scalise and others at the field, sustained a gunshot wound to her ankle.

Investigators say he shot House Rep. Steve Scalise before he was killed by police who had been guarding the congressman.

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