Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

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According to the American Hospital Association, "serious" and "critical" condition is among the two most grave designations that medical officials use to describe a patient's general condition, though "serious" is a less urgent designation than "critical".

Also hurt but released from hospitals were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth.

James Hodgkinson, who is from downstate IL, had a list of three Republican congressmen in his pocket.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was wounded along with four others.

Several people were injured, including Rep. Scalise. The Democratic team won 11-2 and the game raised more than $1 million for local charities.

Even though Scalise is quite alive, now under treatment for injuries sustained at the shooting, Pelosi seems to begin to say "death", while talking to reporters at Capitol Hill on Thursday. Hodgkinson has been identified as the suspect in the Wednesday, June. They also said "we continue to be grateful beyond words for the heroic actions of the U.S. Capitol Police this week". He's been sedated since then, the doctor added, "but we've been able to turn that sedation down enough for him to respond to his family members, and he clearly knows that they're there and appreciates their presence".

Before the additional surgery Saturday, doctors had focused on repairing extensive damage to the blood vessels in Scalise's abdomen, which was riddled by scores of bullet fragments.

Senior Congressman Steve Scalise's condition was upgraded to "serious" after he underwent a second surgery on Saturday, after he was injured in a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice earlier this week.

A motive for the attack is still under investigation, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies said in a statement Friday.

Scalise was shot Wednesday morning as a gunman sprayed bullets into a GOP congressional baseball practice.

On Thursday night Scalise was honored at the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Stadium, where a record crowd showed up.



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