Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Alexandria gunman had a list of names at time of shooting

Alexandria gunman had a list of names at time of shooting

The man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing baseball had angrily railed against President Donald Trump the day before the shooting.

A statement released by the MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise's condition had been upgraded, and that he was now listed as serious, rather than critical.

Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death.

The Scalise family also said they greatly appreciate the outpouring of thoughts and prayers for the wounded congressman.

"He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones", the hospital said, adding that he had been downgraded to "serious" condition.

The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed.

Scalise was among three people shot by 66-year-old James Hodgkinson on Wednesday.

The American Hospital Association defines "critical" condition as: "Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits".

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise speaks to the media after a meeting at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016, in New York City. He was shot only once, but the high-powered-rifle round traveled from his left hip across his pelvis and shattered when it struck bone.

Mr Scalise was shot as he fielded at second base during practice for an annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game.

It is not yet clear if the names on the list were intended targets, the source said.

Ms Griner remains in hospitali at MedStar after being shot in the ankle and Mr B ailey was spotted on Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers. Predicting the length of that hospital stay will be much easier after a few more days have passed.

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