WASHINGTON (AP) – 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.READ MORE: FBI Calls Hostage Incident At Colleyville Synagogue 'Act Of Terrorism' Against Jewish Community
The official spoke on condition of anonymity to freely discuss Scalise’s condition.READ MORE: Fort Worth Political Leaders Celebrate Long-Awaited Funding For Flood Control
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.
The 51-year-old congressman was struck in the hip and the bullet tore into blood vessels, bones and internal organs.MORE NEWS: Freezing Temps Force Some COVID Testing Sites To Close
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