U.S. lawmaker wounded in June shooting discharged from hospital

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Posted: Jul 26, 2017 12:15 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives who was shot and wounded last month, was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, according to a tweet from the Washington medical center where he was being treated.

"Rep. Steve Scalise was discharged from the hospital and now begins intensive inpatient rehabilitation," MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a tweet.

The Louisiana lawmaker was among a group of Republican lawmakers attacked June 14 just outside Washington when a gunman opened fire on them while they were practicing for an annual charity baseball game against Democrats.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by David Alexander)