Hospital Upgrades Scalise Condition To 'Serious,' Says He Is 'More Responsive'

Hospital Scalise still critical'has improved in the last 24 hours

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was wounded along with four others. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", MedStar said.

Scalise, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House, "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement released on behalf of his family.

Brooks was at the baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. on Wednesday where the shooting occurred.

This is according to a person familiar with the case who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press Saturday on condition of anonymity. The officials said Friday that the significance of the list was not known.

Scalise was shot in the hip, and the bullet damaged bone, blood vessels and internal organs.

The man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing baseball had angrily railed against President Donald Trump the day before the shooting.

At least eight doctors treated Scalise's injuries.

Nonetheless, said Sava, "We fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run". He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged.

"I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two or three days ago", Sava explained before telling reporters that the congressman's condition "was as critical as you can be when he came in". It includes photos of Scalise and his family. Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams were also injured during the incident.

Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

Scalise has undergone number surgeries so far, and his recovery is expected to be lengthy.

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