Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill in 2015

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill in 2015

"He is now listed in fair condition and is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", according to the statement from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where Scalise is being treated. Scott DesJarlais, Trent Franks, Mo Brooks, Morgan Griffith, Jim Jordan and Jeff Duncan, among others - were intended targets of 66-year-old James Hodgkinson's rampage at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, has continued to improve since being shot a week ago during baseball practice. "The round fragmented, and caused significant damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels". He was airlifted to the trauma center and nearly immediately underwent surgery to try to stop the bleeding.

CNN reports when the Louisiana Republican arrived at the hospital after the shooting last week, he was categorized in critical condition. Wenstrup tried to stop Scalise's bleeding and made sure he was conscious by asking him to count.

Scalise, a Metairie Republican, was shot in the hip with a bullet from a high-velocity rifle on June 13, as he and other congressional Republicans practiced for an annual charity baseball game.

Scalise was the only lawmaker hit during the shooting, but Capitol Hill Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner, congressional staffer Zachary Barth, and Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika were hit during the ambush attempt.

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