As his colleagues played baseball in his honor Thursday evening, MedStar Washington Hospital Center medical gave an update on Rep. Steve Scalise, who remains in critical condition but has improved.
Scalise, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House, "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement released on behalf of his family.
The House of Representatives majority whip underwent another operation on Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with his family.
Scalise and three others were shot Wednesday morning at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.
Hodgkinson, from IL, who had lashed out against U.S. president Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media, was killed by Mr Scalise's security detail and other police officers. This Father's Day has special meaning for the Scalise Family, and they send their best wishes to every family, especially the dads.
Although Scalise was able to talk while lying injured on the ball field, he had gone into shock by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital and arrived "in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said.
On Friday, the hospital's director of trauma, Dr. Jack Sava, called Scalise's injury a "transpelvic gunshot wound" which had "fragmented, and caused significant damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels".
Since then, the lawmaker has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures to stop the bleeding and fix bone.
Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise 'will require a period of healing and rehabilitation'.
The person says investigators aren't sure of the significance of the names and it's not clear whether this was a list of people the attacker was targeting.
The list of names reportedly included Alabama Rep Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep Trent Franks.
Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body.