Congressman shot during baseball practice released from hospital

Posted at 10:32 AM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 10:15:57-04

WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Scalise has been discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the hospital said in a statement Wednesday, six weeks after he was shot at a congressional baseball practice.

He has made “excellent progress in his recovery” and is in “good spirits,” according to the statement. He will now begin a period of intensive rehabilitation.

Scalise, the Republican House majority whip who represents Louisiana, was critically injured when a gunman opened fire on the GOP baseball team as they were practicing for a charity game on June 14. Scalise was previously released from the hospital at the end of June but was re-admitted in early July over concerns of a new infection.

A message left with Scalise’s office Wednesday was not immediately returned.