Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Scalise released from ICU in serious condition

Scalise released from ICU in serious condition

A statement Thursday from MedStar Washington Hospital Center says the Louisiana congressman and third-ranking House Republican has been upgraded to fair condition.

Scalise, the House majority whip, has been receiving treatment after being shot in the hip on the morning of June 14 during a GOP congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to the media following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. But the hospital announced last week that he had another surgery to treat infection and was back in intensive care and in serious condition.

Rep. Steve Scalise
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An infection led to Scalise's re-admittance to the ICU and his being downgraded to serious condition last week. U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire and killed the gunman.

He was one of five people hospitalized when James Hodgkinson opened fire during the Republicans' practice for the annual charity Congressional baseball game.

On Wednesday, Scalise was released from the ICU, but was still being treated with antibiotics. Doctors said he faced "imminent risk of death" when he arrived by airlift at the Washington, D.C. area hospital with significant blood loss and damage to bones and internal organs.

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