House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was wounded by a gunman in Alexandria last month, was readmitted to MedStar Washington’s Intensive Care Unit on Wednesday, said officials from the hospital and his congressional office.
The hospital tweeted a brief statement late Wednesday explaining that the Louisiana Republican was listed in serious condition as doctors feared new dangers of infection after he underwent several surgeries after being shot in the hip June 14.
“Congressman Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center due to new concerns for infection,’’ the tweet said. “His condition is listed as serious. We will provide another update tomorrow, July 6.”
The congressman’s condition had steadily improved under cautious care, and nine days after the shooting, he had been released from intensive care.
The hospital did not elaborate on the infection concerns.
Scalise was one of five people taken to hospitals in the immediate aftermath of a shooting at a congressional Republican baseball practice by 66-year-old gunman James T. Hodgkinson. He shot 60 rounds at the GOP team before he was fatally shot by police.