MedStar Washington Hospital Center announced on Thursday that Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) had a second surgery and was still in critical condition.
“Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours,” the hospital said. Scalise will need additional operations and is expected to stay at the hospital for “some time,” according to the announcement.
A gunman shot Scalise on Wednesday when he attended a Congressional Baseball Game practice in Alexandria, Virginia. According to a previous hospital update, the bullet fractured multiple bones and injured vital organs after traveling across Scalise's pelvis.
Scalise required multiple blood transfusions and experienced severe bleeding. The Knights of Columbus announced on Thursday a nationwide blood drive specifically for Scalise.