Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Steve Scalise, the Louisiana lawmaker shot last week at a US congressional baseball team practice, is no longer in the intensive care unit of the hospital where he is being treated and remains in fair condition, the hospital said on Friday.

That good news comes just nine days after Scalise and three others were shot at a Republican congressional baseball practice in northern Virginia.

Dr. Jack Sava - the lead doctor treating the congressman - said on June 17 that he's told Scalise's family he's not 'declaring victory until he's playing ball in his back yard with his family'. In a statement on Wednesday, a spokesperson for MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise will undergo "an extended period of healing and rehabilitation".

More on this as it develops.

The Republican lawmaker who was shot last week in an apparent politically motivated attack on a charity baseball practice has been upgraded to fair condition, hospital officials said Friday. Hodgkinson was fatally shot during the attack.


The facility previously said the lawmaker received a "transpelvic gunshot wound" where the bullet went across his body, damaging bones and internal organs.

Rep. Steve Scalise has been released from the ICU, according to NBC News.

Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, is holding a blood drive for Scalise at the Capitol.

Four others were also wounded, and the attacker was killed.

Expected to make a full recovery. She was hospitalized at the time in good condition.


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