Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'


Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise has been upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition".

In a statement posted to his Twitter account, Mr Scalise was said to be "more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones". "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers". He has required surgery several times since the shooting.

Senior US Republican congressman Steve Scalise is showing sign of improvement and is speaking with loved ones after being shot at a baseball game near Washington, DC last week. The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed.

Scalise, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, arrived at the hospital in a critical state, facing "an imminent risk of death", according to Sava.

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Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media.

Scalise, 51, sustained injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in his left hip early on Wednesday at a baseball field in a suburb of Washington. He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged. Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams were also injured during the incident.

Ms Griner remains in hospitali at MedStar after being shot in the ankle and Mr B ailey was spotted on Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

"He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement", it said.