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Scalise underwent another surgery on Saturday and "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement.

Duncan and Brooks were at the Alexandria, Virginia, field where GOP members of Congress were practicing for a congressional baseball game Wednesday, although Duncan left before the shooting began.

"I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital says he is more responsive and speaking with family.

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

"He's having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought", he said, adding that he hoped the country could become more unified in the aftermath of the shooting.

Suffering relatively minor injuries were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth. The doctor declined to discuss details of damage to Scalise's internal organs and said the medical team would make no effort to remove "possibly hundreds" of bullet fragments in the lawmaker's abdomen.

Hodgkinson, who was said to have been motivated by grievances against President Donald Trump and other Republican politicians, was carrying a list with the names of at least three lawmakers, the New York Times reported Saturday, citing law enforcement officials.

Doctors "fully expect him to walk", Sava said, "and hopefully run".

"I feel a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago".

Despite his optimism, Sava said Scalise's condition remained critical: "He will require additional operations to manage abdominal injuries and other bone injuries. Thank you for the continued prayers, support and outpouring of love", his family wrote in a tweet, with pictures of the congressman and his children attached.



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