Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

Postado Junho 20, 2017

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.

Lobbyist Matt Mika remained in intensive care Saturday as he continued recovering three days after being shot during a congressional GOP baseball practice in northern Virginia.

Sava says infection remains a risk, after doctors performed several surgeries to stop bleeding and begin repairing abdominal and bone damage.

Sava earlier said the Louisiana congressman had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood. "After discharge he will need a period of healing and rehabilitation". It includes photos of Scalise and his family.

Hodgkinson opened fire on congressman and their aides on Wednesday while they practiced at a baseball field in Alexandria.

The surgeon said there were hundreds of bullet fragments in Mr Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point".

The gunman, James Hodgkinson from the St Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, was shot dead by officers in Mr Scalise's security detail.

Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his back yard with his family".

Griner, who was also shot, is in the hospital in good condition and spirits after a gunshot wound to the ankle, Sava said today. But he stopped short of providing specifics of Scalise's internal injuries.

On Thursday night Scalise was honored at the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Stadium, where a record crowd showed up.