House Majority Whip Steve Scalise discharged from Hospital

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13: U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), House Republican Whip, speaks at a press conference June 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Scalise was reportedly shot this morning at an incident at Eugene Simpson Field, a site where a gunman opened fire June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. Multiple injuries were reported from the instance, the site where a congressional baseball team was holding an early morning practice, Scalise, who was reportedly shot in the hip.Ê (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

MedStar Washington Hospital in Washington, DC says Congressman Steve Scalise has been released from the hospital. He was shot six weeks ago while at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

The hospital statement says Scalise is being moved for “a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation.”

It went on to say Scalise was in good spirits and is looking forward to return to work after his rehabilitation.

The gunman, identified by law enforcement officials as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, later died from injuries sustained during a shootout with police on the scene.

The release reads in full:

Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago. Yesterday, he was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is now beginning a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation. He and his family are grateful for the care he received from the trauma team as well as the other doctors, nurses, and staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The family also appreciates the outpouring of prayers and support during this time.