Scalise Recovering, in 'Fair Condition' After Alexandria Shooting

Pierre Vaugeois
Juin 26, 2017

Scalise continues to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington.

"Congressman Steve Scalise continues to make good progress", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement. The injuries had put the majority whip at an "imminent risk of death", said Jack Sava, director of trauma care for MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Scalise and three others were shot Wednesday morning at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. Amy Klobuchar, D, Minnesota Senator says, "I was there with the 25,000 people joined in, all four leaders were out on the field actually looking like they liked each other".

This is according to a person familiar with the case who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press Saturday on condition of anonymity.

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said. Scalise has undergone a number of surgeries so far, and his recovery is expected to be lengthy.

The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, was killed by police after the Wednesday shooting rampage. It includes photos of Scalise and his family. Capitol Police Officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey as well as Tyson's Food lobbyist Matt Mika and congressional staffer Zack Barth were also wounded in the attack.

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