Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Steve Scalise
FILE - In May 17, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of La., speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scalise, wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice, delivered a Father's Day message Sunday, June 18, through his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – A person close to wounded Rep. Steve Scalise says the Louisiana Republican has been moved out of a hospital intensive care unit.

The person says Scalise was moved late Thursday, but had no other updates on his condition.

The No. 3 House GOP leader, Scalise was shot in the hip on June 14 when a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice of Republican lawmakers in Alexandria, Virginia.

Four others were also wounded, and the attacker was killed. Doctors said Scalise was near death when he arrived at the hospital.

Scalise is at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, which said earlier this week that Scalise is in fair condition.

The person who provided the information not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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