Doctors at the hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La ., has been regaining from a gunshot wound downgraded his condition from “fair” to “serious” Wednesday after he contracted an infection.
In a statement, MedStar Washington Hospital Center told Scalise had been re-admitted to the intensive care unit. The hospital added that it would offer another update Thursday.
Scalise and four others were hurt when a gunman opened fire on a GOP baseball practice in Virginia on June 14. The gunman, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, was fatally shot by Capitol police.
The congressman was struck in the hip and the bullet tore into blood vessels, bones and internal organs. He has undergone several surgeries.
Sources told Fox News that physicians had anticipated that Scalise would suffer new infections related to the shooting. Sources close to the congressman indicated that they had been told from the beginning that the Louisianan’s recovery would have ups and downs.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and the Associated Press contributed to this report .
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