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Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving: doctor

18 June, 2017, 02:08 | Author: Melody Ballard
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Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock.

Sava said Scalise's vital signs, including blood pressure, pulse and breathing, had stabilized since he was shot, but he emphasized that the 51-year-old congressman would require further surgery. The trauma director said it was too soon to estimate how long hospitalization would be necessary. "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", the doctor said. The doctor described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Scalise's hip and traversed his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way. Sava later told The Associated Press that Scalise's care is on track for someone with such a severe injury but that he still faces many risks to recovery. He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said.

Hospital officials said it is hard to predict how long the congressman will be in the hospital, but that he is expected to be able to walk and hopefully run after a period of rehabilitation.

The gunman who opened fire on a congressional Republican baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday had a list of names that included several GOP lawmakers, according to multiple reports.

The attacker, who had traveled to Washington several months ago from the Midwestern state of IL, was fatally wounded by members of the Capitol Police who were in a security detail protecting Scalise.

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Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Sava said. "So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added.

"He was as critical as can be", Sava said.

They also released photos of guns similar to the 9mm handgun and 7.62-caliber rifle used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally.

Hodgkinson had a history of posting angry messages against Mr Trump and other Republicans on social media.

"Most importantly, we are forever grateful for the heroism os Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who saved the lives of everyone at the baseball field that morning, including Steve", Jennifer Scalise wrote.


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