Scalise undergoes surgery Saturday, shows 'signs of improvement'

Olive Rios
June 18, 2017

Four other people, including Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, were shot in the incident in Alexandria, Virginia.

(Derik Holtmann/Belleville News-Democrat via AP).

A list of Republican lawmakers was found on Hodgkinson's body, CBS News reported, citing an unidentified USA official. Officer David Bailey recovered enough to throw the first pitch at Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game.

Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on behalf of the Scalise family.

Since then he has had more than one surgery and doctors expect he will continue to have more in the near future.

Scalise was shot in the hip while practicing for the Congressional baseball game on Wednesday morning.

Trump also adds, as he's said previously, that Scalise is "having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought" following the shooting Wednesday.

It is not yet clear if the names on the list were intended targets, the source said.

According to officials briefed on the FBI investigation, the list included Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama and others who officials would not reveal.

But Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery", his trauma surgeon said Friday.

Scalise has remained under sedation, although doctors have lightened the medication at times so that the congressman can communicate with relatives.

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

The hospital said earlier in the week that he had undergone surgery for internal injuries and a broken leg.

Hodgkinson of IL, died after being shot by Capitol Police officers.

"My dear friend Steve Scalise took a bullet for all of us", Trump said.

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

Scalise has had two surgeries and will require additional operations, Sava said, adding that it's hard to predict how long he will be in the hospital. "When he arrived, he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death".

The Friday visit announced by Ryan's staff comes with Scalise in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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