Scalise upgraded to fair condition, beginning rehabilitation

The House majority whip has made progress since last week's shooting.

June 21, 2017, 1:23 PM

— -- The condition of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been upgraded to fair, a week after he was shot while participating in a practice with members of the Republican congressional baseball team.

Scalise, R-La., has made incremental progress since being shot in the left hip last Wednesday; on Saturday his condition was upgraded from critical to serious.

"Congressman Steve Scalise continues to make good progress," said the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in a statement. "He is now listed in fair condition and is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation."

Three people were shot in addition to Scalise. The shooting was allegedly carried out by James T. Hodgkinson, who died at George Washington University Hospital after being shot by police.

When Scalise arrived at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, "he was in critical condition, with an imminent risk of death," the hospital's director of trauma, Dr. Jack Sava, said at a press conference Friday.

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