Doctors say the Louisiana congressman wounded during Wednesday's attack by a gunman on a baseball practice session remains in critical condition but has shown improvement. Sava called Scalise's injury a "trans-pelvic gunshot wound", describing how a bullet entered his body near his left hip and traveled toward his right hip, causing "substantial damage to bones, organs and blood vessels".
Mr Scalise, who has had two surgeries, will need additional operations and will be in the hospital for "a considerable period of time, presumably weeks", Dr Sava said.
The doctor said Scalise has been sedated although the dosage has been turned down to allow him to respond to family members.
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. Now, Sava said he feels "a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic" about the outcome of Scalise's treatment.
"He was as critical as can be when he came in", Sava said, adding that Scalise was at "imminent risk of death".
Hospital officials said it is hard to predict how long the congressman will be in the hospital, but that he is expected to be able to walk and hopefully run after a period of rehabilitation.
Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials declined to confirm media accounts that the list of names Hodgkinson carried was a "kill list"; they said the names were listed without any other comment. "We also praise special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey of the Capitol Police for their heroic deeds that saved so many lives".Читайте также: British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze
Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said as many others did that Scalise is a fighter.
And it was at that auto shop that his anger flared during small talk with the mechanic."This man was just so passionate and hateful toward (President Donald) Trump", said Crist Dauberman, recounting Hodgkinson's profanity-laden tirade.Among other things, Hodgkinson said Trump had screwed up the country "more than anyone in the history of this country".
The others wounded were a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist.
Trump added, "We pray for all of the victims of this bad crime who are still recovering, including Zachary Barth and Matt Mika, both of whom are respected and cherished by so many. The game will go on", he said.
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