Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Congressmen in Pocket During Attack


Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible".

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., had left the field early and actually crossed paths with the shooter in the parking lot.

"His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations", the hospital said.

Hodgkinson arrived in Alexandria from Belleville, Illinois. She said her estranged husband had sold nearly everything from his business before leaving.

Five people were wounded on Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. She said she didn't know he had a gun with him.

Hodgkinson was injured in a shootout with police and later died of his injuries, according to officials. Let's listen to a clip of what she said.

Rep. Franks says, "I have been notified there is an investigation I might be involved in". Duncan said he told him it was Republicans.

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Hodgkinson said she only learned of the shooting and her husband's involvement when a reporter called to ask her about the events.

Officials were aware Hodgkinson was living out of a white cargo van in Alexandria for months and was seen showering and working on a computer at a nearby YMCA. There have been protests against President Donald Trump on the main street here.

In the evenings, Hodgkinson became a bit of a regular at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant just a few blocks from the ballfield where he opened fire. "I go down to the post office quite often, and he would be there collecting signatures on things he was for, and if you weren't of his opinion, he'd be very agitated", McClenahan said. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders.

Hodgkinson, 66, was a Bernie Sanders supporter and frequent critic of Republicans according to at least 26 letters he wrote to the Belleville News-Democrat.

St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. Sanders further condemned Hodgkinson's actions.

St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson said Wednesday that Hodgkinson showed the deputy all required firearms licenses and documentation for the high-powered hunting rifle, which he said he was simply using for target practice.

"I wish I had some kind of clue that his hate was going to turn into a shooting", said Dauberman, the mechanic.