Steve Scalise celebrates Father's Day in wake of shooting

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

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

Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise condition has improved after being shot Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia.

Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, .

Hodgkinson, who wounded three others before police shot him dead in the Wednesday-morning melee, had been a passionate supporter of Sen.

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Doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital, where Rep. Scalise is being treated, discussed his condition on Friday saying that they believed he would be in the hospital for a considerable amount of time, possibly weeks.

Scalise suffered a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding.

But Scalise still faces multiple surgeries, a prolonged hospital stay and a lengthy recovery, Sava stressed.

Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. He's been sedated since then, the doctor added, "but we've been able to turn that sedation down enough for him to respond to his family members, and he clearly knows that they're there and appreciates their presence".

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The three men were armed with knives and an automatic weapon and carried out near-simultaneous attacks at two locations. The Islamic State issued a statement taking responsibility for the stabbing and shooting attacks Friday evening.

Sava also said Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, who was also transported to the MedStar facility is now, "in good condition and she's in good spirits".

Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park, had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration.

"Congressman Steve Scalise is in serious condition", the release said.

Trump, in a video message played at the game, said the event had "a much deeper level of meaning" because of the shooting. 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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The lawmakers took the field with many wearing hats to honor Scalise. The others wounded were a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist.

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