Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Rep. Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious'

Rep. Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious'

- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is improving after being shot in Alexandria and is now listed in fair condition, MedStar Washington Hospital Center announced.

The tribute came one day after doctors upgraded the congressman's condition from "critical" to "serious". "He is now listed in fair condition and is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where Scalise was taken, said in a statement. "He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement", the hospital said in a statement released Saturday.

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Three others were shot in addition to Scalise. It includes photos of Scalise and his family. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the hospital announced, "on behalf of the Scalise family". He has undergone several surgeries since the shooting.

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said Hodgkinson acted alone and had checked if it were Republicans or Democrats practicing at the field in Alexandria, Virginia prior to shooting. U.S. Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner remained in the hospital in good condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to the ankle, according to a Friday update.

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The gunman, identified by law enforcement officials as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, later died from injuries sustained during a shootout with police on the scene.

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