Congressman Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill in 2015

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill in 2015

"He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones".

Four men, including Scalise, a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist, were shot and wounded when a man identified as James Hodgkinson, opened fire on the lawmakers as they practiced for an annual charity baseball game between Republicans and Democrats. He has required surgery several times since the shooting.

Scalise and three others were shot Wednesday morning at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

The source said investigators were not sure of the significance of the names and did not know if it was a list of people Hodgkinson was targeting.

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It's still unclear if the names on the list - which includes Republican Reps. The hospital's chief trauma doctor has said Scalise faced "an imminent risk of death" at the time he was brought in. Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity.

Scalise, 51, spoke while lying injured on the ball field but went into shock when he was transported by helicopter to the hospital in the District of Columbia.

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A onetime high school wrestler who worked for years in construction and then ran his own home inspection business, Hodgkinson spent much of his adult life in Belleville, a Southern Illinois community of just over 40,000 people not far from St. Louis.

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

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.

Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers. His family said in a statement Saturday that Mika had undergone another operation and was expected to recover fully, according to NBC News.

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