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Scalise back in ICU 3 weeks after shooting

FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., congressional officials say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Three weeks to the day after he was shot, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit Wednesday, MedStar Washington Hospital Center announced.

The D.C. hospital said the congressman's readmission to the ICU was due to "new concerns for infection." He was listed in serious condition.

Scalise was shot in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14 during a GOP practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. He and four others were injured when James T. Hodgkinson, of Illinois, opened fire on the field.

The Louisiana Republican had been transferred out of the ICU on June 22, when he was listed in fair condition. MedStar Washington said an update on Scalise's condition would be provided Thursday.


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