Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is upgraded to serious from critical

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is upgraded to serious from critical

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is upgraded to serious from critical

"The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the statement concludes.

Congressman Steve Scalise is in serious condition. He has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full recovery.

The person says investigators aren't sure of the significance of the names and it's not clear whether this was a list of people the attacker was targeting.

Scalise, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, arrived at the hospital in a critical state, facing "an imminent risk of death", according to Sava.

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At Friday's hospital news conference, Scalise's chief of staff Brett Horton read a statement from Jennifer Scalise, the congressman's wife.

The bullet struck Scalise in the hip, and traveled across his body, shattering bones and passing through internal organs, causing major internal bleeding.

The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, died in a shootout with police.

Scalise will be in the hospital "for some time" and will need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged.

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Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials declined to confirm media accounts that the list of names Hodgkinson carried was a "kill list"; they said the names were listed without any other comment.

The hospital noted that this will be their final update for the weekend. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity. Scalise and the other legislators present at the baseball practice-including Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) -were saved when Scalise's security detail fired back at Hodgkinson. However, social media posts by the gunman earlier this year included profane comments about how much he disliked members of the Republican Party, which controls both houses of Congress.

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Hodgkinson was killed in an encounter with police who responded to the scene Wednesday morning.

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