Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

A Border Patrol stands with a group of undocumented immigrants along a ranch fence line after they were caught in South Texas

A Border Patrol stands with a group of undocumented immigrants along a ranch fence line after they were caught in South Texas

A source told the Associated Press on Saturday that investigators aren't sure of the significance of the names and don't know if it was a list of people he was targeting.

According to the officials who spoke with NBC News, the list included Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, and one or two other names that officials would not reveal.

Scalise "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement released on behalf of his family Saturday.

Top US Republican lawmaker Steve Scalise remains hospitalised in critical condition after being shot this week but he has improved, his surgeon said Friday as he expressed optimism about the legislator's prospects for recovery. Hodgkinson targeted Republican congressmen with rifle fire, wounding Scalise and four others (two Capitol Police officers and two congressional staffers).

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise underwent an additional surgery on Saturday and his condition was upgraded to "serious", three days after he was shot in the hip when a gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice, hospital officials said. He has required surgery several times since the shooting. The bullet that struck Scalise "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", his doctors said. Griner remains hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition.

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Police sources told AFP that they found a Kalashnikov assault rifle, two handguns as well as a gas bottle on the auto . As The Two-Way has reported , a man opened fire on police in April killing one officer and wounding two others.

Salter reported from Belleville, Illinois.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise listens during an interview in NY on October 8, 2014. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity. Hodgkinson had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media.

Scalise, Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika, congressional aide Zach Barth and US Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner were shot during an attack on the Republican congressional baseball team as it practiced Wednesday morning.

She said she was married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years but they have not been together since March, when he moved to Washington, D.C.

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