Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded to Serious, Improving After Shooting

Scalise, Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika, congressional aide Zach Barth and US Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner were shot during an attack on the Republican congressional baseball team as it practiced Wednesday morning.

As congressional Republicans and Democrats joined Thursday night in their annual baseball game, played this year in Scalise's honor, word came from the hospital that he remained in critical condition, but had "improved in the last 24 hours".

The man who shot senior Republican congressman Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice session this week had a list containing the names of three politicians, officials said.

"He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones", MedStar Washington Hospital Center stated in a release on behalf of Scalise's family.

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Mika also remained hospitalized Saturday after undergoing an additional surgery. The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed.

Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday that the GOP whip can hope to make an "excellent recovery" even though he arrived at the hospital Wednesday at risk of imminent death.

On Friday, the hospital's director of trauma, Dr. Jack Sava, called Scalise's injury a "transpelvic gunshot wound" which had "fragmented, and caused significant damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels". "The doctor added, however, that Scalise will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time, presumably weeks". The shooter, identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, of IL, was shot and killed by law enforcement.

The senior Republican suffered extensive injuries and was in critical condition on Wednesday night.

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Scalise has undergone multiple surgeries and he is expected to need more surgeries.

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.

A playground near the baseball field is cordoned off with police tape as the investigation continue at the scene in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, June 15, 2017, the day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. was shot during during a congressional baseball practice.

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