WASHINGTON — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been released from a Washington hospital after being wounded during a June 14 shooting in Alexandria, Virginia.
“Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago. Yesterday, he was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is now beginning a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation. He and his family are grateful for the care he received from the trauma team as well as the other doctors, nurses, and staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The family also appreciates the outpouring of prayers and support during this time,” reads a news release from MedStar Washington Hospital.
The 51-year-old Scalise, who represents Louisiana, was struck in the hip and the bullet tore into blood vessels, bones and internal organs when a gunman opened fire as Republicans baseball practice. He underwent several surgeries following the shooting.
The shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, was fatally shot by police.
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