Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to fair condition, hospital announces

Danny Woods
June 26, 2017

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise continues to improve after being shot in the hip during a congressional baseball practice last Wednesday, CBS News reports.

Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on behalf of the Scalise family. "He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement", the hospital said in a statement released Saturday. He has undergone several surgeries since Wednesday's shooting.

The update came on the heels of a Federal Bureau of Investigation press conference given that morning, which gave further details on the shooting at the Congressional baseball practice last week. The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed.

Sava, however, added that "an excellent recovery is a good possibility". "The round fragmented, and caused significant damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels".

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Scalise faces a long road of rehabilitation, but doctors "fully expect to him to walk. and hopefully run" in the future, Sava said. "I think that his risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in. he was as critical as you can be when he came in".

In family photos accompanying Sunday's Twitter post, Scalise is seen smiling as he enjoys everyday moments with his wife, son and daughter. Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams were also injured during the incident.

In a statement Saturday, Matt Mika's family says he will remain in the intensive care unit at George Washington University Hospital at least through the weekend.

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