“We have controlled the internal bleeding and his vital signs have stabilized”, said Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at Washington MedStar Hospital Center, briefing reporters.
The doctor said U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, who was also wounded in the shooting, “sustained a gunshot wound to the ankle, and remains hospitalized in good condition”.
Duncan spoke with Hodgkinson before he opened fire at the Republican congressional baseball practice, wounding five including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
The 51-year-old Republican congressman from Louisiana underwent another surgery on Saturday, the hospital treating him said, which was at least his third operation since being transported to the facility.
‘I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago, ‘ Sava said. The person familiar with the discovery did not disclose the names but said that those listed had been briefed.
“We are encouraged by improvement of his condition over the last 36 hours”, Sava said.
Trump, who visited Scalise at the hospital on Wednesday, said the congressman was “in some trouble but he’s going to be okay, we hope”.
Sava said his risk of death is “substantially lower” than it was on Wednesday. “So they’ll be able to serve the need of his constituents”, Chervenak said.
Doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital, where Rep. Scalise is being treated, discussed his condition on Friday saying that they believed he would be in the hospital for a considerable amount of time, possibly weeks.
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Officials also found cell-phone pictures of the baseball field where Hodgkinson fired shots, The New York Times reported. He’s been sedated since then, the doctor added, “but we’ve been able to turn that sedation down enough for him to respond to his family members, and he clearly knows that they’re there and appreciates their presence”.
Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.
Police said it was unclear whether James Hodgkinson planned to target the lawmakers on his list, which included Reps.