Hospital says Scalise ‘more responsive’ after additional surgery

Majority Whip Steve Scalise is showing "signs of improvement" and is "speaking with his loved ones" following an additional surgery, according to an update provided by MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Saturday.

The hospital also downgraded his condition from critical to serious.

"Congressman Steve Scalise is in serious condition. He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement," according to a statement from the hospital, courtesy of the Scalise family. "He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones. The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers."

Scalise was shot Wednesday morning during a congressional baseball practice by a gunman who opened fire, injuring multiple people before being shot himself and later dying.

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