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Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

25 June 2017

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.

Scalise is from Louisiana and is the No. 3 House Republican.

Hospital officials said earlier this week that "Scalise continues to make good progress" and "is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation".

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His office issued a statement Friday afternoon saying the congressman was moved from the ICU at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Thursday. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., opened fire with a rifle on a group of Republicans practicing for an annual congressional baseball game. He was eventually upgraded to serious condition. Previous medical reports indicated that Scalise sustained a single gunshot wound to his left hip and suffered "significant damage" to his internal organs. He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. Originally listed as critical, his condition has improved over the past week and a half. McHenry tweeted pictures of Vice President Mike Pence donating blood on Tuesday.

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

Barth was shot in the leg and has already been released from the hospital.