Rep. Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded to 'Serious'

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

Congressman Steve Scalise is in serious condition.

Police secure the site of a morning shooting at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Scalise, the House majority whip, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia.

Scalise underwent another surgery on Saturday and "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement.

The message from congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana says: "Steve's greatest joy is being a father to Madison and Harrison, and a husband to Jennifer".

Scalise sustained a single wound from a rifle, entering in the area of his left hip.The bullet traveled straight across toward the other hip, in what doctor's call a transpelvic gunshot wound.

Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise has been upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition". He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged.

The bullet damaged blood vessels, bones, and internal organs, Sava said.

The statement noted that there would be no further updates on Scalise's condition for the rest of the weekend.

Another Capitol Police officer, David Bailey, who was hit by shrapnel, and a congressional aide, Zach Barth, who was shot, were previously treated and released from a hospital.

Lobbyist Matt Mika, who was shot several times and critically wounded, has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full recovery, his family said.

The gunman, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, was shot and killed by responding officers.

The shot fired at Scalise left perhaps hundreds of bullet fragments internally, many of which may never be removed because surgery might be more unsafe than leaving them in place, Sava said.