Congressman, wounded near Washington, was out of critical condition

© AFP 2017 / Nicholas Kammarratten Steve ScalesCongressman, wounded near Washington, was out of critical condition© 2017 AFP / Nicholas Kamm

The condition of Congressman Steve Scalise wounded during an armed attack on Wednesday, has improved from critical to serious after surgery, reports Bloomberg.

As stated in the statement of the MedStar hospital, which is now a politician, he «responds better and communicating with their loved ones.» Previously, the hospital reported that the Congressman will take a few additional operations, recovery will take weeks.

The shooting occurred Wednesday in Alexandria (Virginia), where a group of congressmen and their assistants played baseball. Injured four people, including the coordinator of a faction of the Republicans in the house of representatives Steve Scales and two policemen. The assailant was wounded in a shootout with police and later died in hospital.

During the attack, Scales was wounded in the thigh, had damaged internal organs. Scales lost a lot of blood, so he underwent several transfusions.