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Congressman Scalise out of intensive care, remains serious

Congressman Scalise out of intensive care, remains serious
Posted at 12:48 PM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 12:48:42-04

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, has been moved out of the intensive care unit of a Washington hospital but remains in serious condition.

The Louisiana congressman and third-ranking House Republican underwent surgery last week at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is being treated for infection, according to an official familiar with his condition.

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The official spoke on condition of anonymity to freely discuss Scalise’s condition.

Scalise and four other people were injured June 14 when a gunman opened fire on a practice in nearby Alexandria, Virginia. U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire and killed the gunman.

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The 51-year-old congressman was struck in the hip and the bullet tore into blood vessels, bones and internal organs.