Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to fair condition, hospital announces

Adrift and almost out of money after three months of living out of his van in the Washington area, the gunman who shot a top House Republican and four other people on a Virginia baseball field didn't have any concrete plans to inflict violence on the Republicans he loathed, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said Wednesday.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, has continued to improve since being shot a week ago during baseball practice.

The congressman grievously wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice is delivering a Father's Day message through his Twitter account. Doctors said he had arrived at the hospital last Wednesday at imminent risk of death.

Scalise "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement Saturday evening.

Doctors said Scalise would need additional surgeries to address abdominal injuries and broken bones.

Sava declined to put a timeline on when that would happen or when Scalise, 51, would be able to leave the hospital.

James T. Hodgkinson was killed by police after he fired more than 60 shots at GOP congressmen, staffers and police at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., last Wednesday. Scalise remains hospitalized, and his condition was upgraded to fair on Wednesday.

Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

He said authorities found a laptop computer, a cell phone and a digital camera in Hodgkinson's auto but an analysis of the items showed that he did not place any online posts of threats or references to lawmakers or the baseball game.

  • Rogelio Becker