Wounded Congressman Is Out of ICU Again

Steve Scalise's condition remains serious
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 12, 2017 1:28 PM CDT
Wounded Congressman Is Out of ICU Again
In this June 22, 2016, file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, on new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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 AP reports. 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. 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. US Capitol Police and other officers returned fire and killed the gunman. The 51-year-old congressman was struck in the hip and the bullet tore into blood vessels, bones, and internal organs. He had been readmitted to the ICU last week. (Read more Steve Scalise stories.)

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