UPDATE: Rep. Scalise discharged from hospital after shooting attack

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Six weeks after being critically wounded when a gunman opened fire at a GOP congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, Congressman Steve Scalise has finally been discharged from the hospital.

The MedStar Washington Hospital Center posted an update on the hospital’s website Wednesday, stating that Scalise was discharged Tuesday and now begins a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. “Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago,” the hospital reported.

“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.”

The gunman, James Hodgkinson, of Belleville, Illinois, was killed in the shootout on June 14.

The update also appeared on Congressman Scalise’s own Twitter account:

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