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Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks with the media on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Rep. Steve Scalise was discharged from the hospital and is set to begin rehabilitation


Updated July 26, 2017 12:20 PM EDT

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was discharged from the hospital Wednesday, a month after a shooting that left him in critical condition.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center released a statement saying Scalise will now begin a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation.

"He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation," the statement said. "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."

UPDATE June 23, 1:32 p.m. EST:

More than one week after a gunman stormed a baseball field where several members of the Republican party were practicing for an upcoming congressional game, Rep. Steve Scalise has reportedly been released from the ICU after undergoing multiple surgeries.

ORIGINAL STORY: Alexandria shooter James Hodgkinson had a list of names that included other members of Congress, a source told CBS News. Reps. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama; Jeff Duncan, R-South Carolina; and Trent Frank, R-Arizona, are on the list.

The news further suggests that the Wednesday ambush was a premeditated attack rather than a random outburst of violence.

One source told CBS News that the note is not considered an "assassination list." Sources confirmed that Hodgkinson had many writings, either on himself, in bags he carried or had in his vehicle. 

On Wednesday, the 66-year-old gunman stormed a baseball field where several GOP members were practicing for a congressional baseball game to take place the following day. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and remains in critical condition as of Friday night after undergoing several operations.

"We are encouraged by improvements in his condition in the last 36 hours," Dr. Jack A Sava said Friday afternoon. "I don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves."

The FBI investigation into Hodgkinson's motives remain ongoing as they continue to examine his social media posts that included anti-Trump and anti-Republican sentiments. The FBI believes that Hodgkinson was living in his vehicle after moving from Illinois to Alexandria in recent months.

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