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Scalise condition upgraded to serious

The condition of Steve Scalise, the third-ranking U.S. House Republican who was shot during a lawmakers’ baseball practice on June 14, was upgraded to serious by a Washington hospital after he underwent another surgery.”He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones”, the hospital said, adding that he had been downgraded to “serious” condition. “His risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in”.The surgeon said there were hundreds of bullet fragments in Mr Scalise’s body, but “we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point”. Hodgkinson died after being shot by police.A list of Republican lawmakers was found on Hodgkinson’s body, CBS News reported, citing an unidentified USA official.Scalise’s office released a statement from his wife, Jennifer, thanking people for their support and praising the two Capitol Police officers, Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who were injured while bringing down the gunman.U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise speaks to the media after a meeting at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016, in New York City. “The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers”.Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. He has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full recovery.In a statement, Mika’s family said he would remain in the intensive care unit at George Washington University Hospital at least through the weekend. The 51-year-old remains in a critical condition. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity. Hodgkinson maintained a social media presence that was pro-Bernie Sanders and anti-Republican. The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, was fatally shot by police.The suspect in the shooting at the congressional baseball practice earlier this week had a list including the names of some members of Congress on him, CBS News has confirmed.Hodgkinson died of his wounds Wednesday.