Hos­pi­tal re­leases on-the-mend Scalise

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

WASH­ING­TON — House Ma­jor­ity Whip Steve Scalise, who was crit­i­cally wounded in a shoot­ing at a base­ball prac­tice last month, has been dis­charged from a Wash­ing­ton hos­pi­tal.

MedS­tar Wash­ing­ton Hos­pi­tal Cen­ter said Wed­nes­day that the six-term Louisiana Repub­li­can was re­leased from the hos­pi­tal Tues­day and is be­gin­ning “in­ten­sive in­pa­tient re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.” It did not iden­tify the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion fa­cil­ity.

“Con­gress­man Steve Scalise has made ex­cel­lent progress in his re­cov­ery from a life-threat­en­ing gun­shot wound six weeks ago,” the hos­pi­tal said.

Scalise was in good spir­its and look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing to work once he com­pletes his re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, ac­cord­ing to the hos­pi­tal.

Scalise and four other peo­ple were in­jured June 14 when a gun­man opened fire on a Repub­li­can base­ball prac­tice in nearby Alexan­dria, Va. U.S. Capi­tol Po­lice and other of­fi­cers re­turned fire and killed the gun­man. The ri­fle-wield­ing at­tacker had nursed griev­ances against Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and the GOP.

The 51-year-old con­gress­man was struck in the hip, and the bul­let tore into blood ves­sels, bones and in­ter­nal or­gans. He has had sev­eral surg­eries.

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