Information has emerged that the gunman who opened fire on congressmen at a Virginia baseball field on Wednesday had a list of Republican lawmakers names in his pocket at the time of the incident. Officer Griner U.S. Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner was shot in the ankle but is in good condition, according to U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa.
Authorities said Wednesday there was not yet a clear motive for the shooting, as the FBI investigated Hodgkinson's associations and social media postings. "And I just want my neighbors to be in peace, and you guys leave them alone". A bar manager at a restaurant in Alexandria told the newspaper that Hodgkinson visited repeatedly and seemed like "not a friendly person" but did not discuss politics or why he was in Alexandria. But with James Hodgkinson named as the Alexandria shooter, the national spotlight's here.
Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.
Hodgkinson allegedly opened fire, wounding at least five people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).
Sue added that she is exhausted of the media frenzy surrounding the shooting, specifically media members who have been camped outside her home.
Back in IL at least one friend of Hodgkinson - who didn't give his full name - defended him, saying, "I just want to let people know he wasn't evil, that he was exhausted of some of the politics going on".More news: 79 now feared dead or missing in London blaze, police say
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James T. Hodgkinson raged against Donald Trump and the Republican establishment in a number of social media posts. He died yesterday from gunshot wounds sustained when law enforcement officers engaged him in a shootout at the scene.
Schaumleffel never actually knew Hodgkinson said now he'd never forget the day he was out there shooting.
Hodgkinson, who was armed with a handgun and a rifle, died from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. A trace of the firearms determined they were legally purchased by Hodgkinson. I went to school with him.
Among the questions investigators are looking to answer: How did Hodgkinson know about the congressional baseball practice, and was he targeting anyone specifically?
"I'm sorry that he did this, but there's nothing I can do about it", she said, according to interviews posted on St. Louis television stations' websites.