Wife of DC Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'


The Democrats, who won the game, said they wanted the trophy from the baseball game to be displayed in wounded Congressman Steve Scalise's office until the congressman returned from the hospital.

"I think anybody that ever played baseball, the dream was to play in a major league stadium", Richmond said past year.

Mrs Hodgkinson said the separation came after their foster daughter and her daughter moved into their two-story home which is surrounded by sprawling countryside.

Hodgkinson's wife told ABC News that he had been living in Alexandria, Virginia, the location of the shooting, for the past two months.

Scalise, 51, was in dire condition when he was first shot, but internal bleeding is under control and the prognosis is positive.

SUZANNE HODGKINSON: I had no idea this was going to happen, and I don't know what to say about it.

Former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, who chatted with Hodgkinson at the gym, said he assumed the man was homeless because he wore pretty much the same outfit every day and carried a bag full of extra clothes.

James Hodgkinson's attack appears to be politically motivated.

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She explained, her husband sold his southern IL home inspection business months ago.

She was emotional as she spoke to reporters Thursday outside her home in Belleville, Illinois.

The charges were eventually dismissed, but witnesses told deputies Hodgkinson grabbed the girl by the hair and threw her on the floor.

Hodgkinson is accused of shooting at several members of the Republican baseball team that was practicing this week for the annual congressional baseball game played for charity. There have been protests against President Donald Trump on the main street here.

WANG: She got a lot of questions from reporters. "But he never really implied one way or the other that he was pro-Democrat, anti-GOP Republican or anything like that". He thought about asking a staffer about him but never did.

"I, you know, I just don't know what to tell you people", she said. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders. "I started yelling at him, 'Hey, stop shooting; there's houses over here".

"He would just sit and stare at the Golf Channel", she said. And the people told me, you know, despite these splits, it doesn't divide them personally, and they're able to get along.

Salter reported from Belleville, Illinois.