US Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

The House of Representatives majority whip underwent another operation on Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with his family.

Scalise, 51, sustained injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in his left hip early on Wednesday at a baseball field in a suburb of Washington.

Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation".

Scalise has undergone multiple surgeries and he is expected to need more surgeries.

A source told the Associated Press on Saturday that investigators aren't sure of the significance of the names and don't know if it was a list of people he was targeting.

The senior Republican suffered extensive injuries and was in critical condition on Wednesday night.

The hospital noted that this will be their final update for the weekend.

Hodgkinson, from IL, who had lashed out against USA president Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media, was killed by Mr Scalise's security detail and other police officers.

Doctors say Rep. Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES') remains in critical condition at a Washington hospital but is improving. Hodgkinson died after being shot by police.

News that the gunman had a list of names on him at the time of the shooting suggests that it wasn't a random incident but instead was a premeditated attempt to kill the politicians.

Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said as many others did that Scalise is a fighter.

Since then, the Majority Whip and congressman from Jefferson has received an outpouring of support from colleagues and well-wishers across the country.

A Republican congressman who survived the horrific baseball shooting will put forth legislation this week to allow lawmakers to carry guns throughout the nation's capital.