Scalise released from ICU in serious condition
By Christen Smith
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to the media following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
Rep. Steve Scalise remains in serious condition Wednesday after being transferred out of the intensive care unit following last week’s surgery to treat an infection, NBC News reported.
The update came from a source familiar with the Louisiana congressman’s condition who declined identification.
Scalise and four others were shot June 14 at a baseball field in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, about 10 miles outside of the capitol.
The congressman and about two dozen other Republican lawmakers and staffers had gathered that morning for one last practice ahead of the annual charity Congressional Baseball Game scheduled the following day when a deranged gunman opened fire on the field, striking Scalise, Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey, Republican aide Zach Barth and Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika.
The shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, died later the same day at a Washington-area hospital after a shootout with Griner, Bailey and the Alexandria Police Department.
The officers, Barth and Mika have all been released from the hospital since the shooting.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told