Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

Signs acknowledging wounded congressman Rep. Steve Scalise are seen prior to the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington U.S

One source told CBS News the note is not considered an "assassination list", but it is clear Hodgkinson had a group of people he was focused on recently.

Scalise's surgeon says he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", despite being at risk of death when he arrived at the hospital.

The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is being treated, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, also released a statement on the condition of the injured Republican Congressman.

Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remained in critical condition Friday. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with family.

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.

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Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of SC and Trent Franks of Arizona were on the list, according to the Times and the Daily Caller. They say he is able to communicate through notes, and signed the game ball from Friday's congressional baseball game.

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Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a GOP lawmaker baseball practice Wednesday morning.

Hodgkinson, from IL, who had lashed out against USA president Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media, was killed by Mr Scalise's security detail and other police officers.

Two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House Republican aide Zack Barth, were also injured in the shooting.

Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his back yard with his family".

Doctors treating wounded House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise have upgraded his condition from "critical" to "serious". His family said in a statement Saturday that Mika had undergone another operation and was expected to recover fully, according to NBC News.

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