What we know about the Congressional baseball victims

Terrell Bush
June 16, 2017

"Both sides need to look in the mirror", said Nina Turner, a former OH state senator who campaigned for Sanders and is working on a new think tank started by the senator's wife. Scalise was hit, and crawled out of the infield, leaving a trail of blood, colleagues said.

Four people, including House Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise, were shot by the gunman, who was killed by police.

Alexandria police chief Michael Brown said his officers arrived within minutes and engaged Hodgkinson, together with Capitol Police officers.

He later died of his injuries, Trump told the nation from the White House.

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. "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible".

"You don't take that as a physical threat", Bost said. Obscenity. One Facebook user created a new page called "James T. Hodgkinson is a true American hero".

Trump later visited the hospital where Scalise was recovering.

Trump spoke out about the shooting earlier in the day calling for unity in the wake of this "very brutal attack". "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us".

Shortly after the shooting, Bernie Sanders, the former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on the Senate floor that the shooter apparently was a volunteer for his campaign a year ago.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is lashing out at "sanctimonious" Republicans - including some in Congress - who are suggesting vitriolic political rhetoric from the left may be partially to blame for the shooting that wounded GOP Congressman Steve Scalise. He and several lawmakers escaped the scene into the home of a Good Samaritan.


He "was treated and released having sustained a minor injury during the incident", Capitol Police said in a statement. A former congressional aide was hospitalized.

The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m.

He is an avid baseball fan and has played on the congressional baseball team since he entered Congress in 2008. The popular annual GOP-Democrats baseball face-off, which raises money for charity, will go forward as planned Thursday evening and a big crowd is expected. She says she didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, did between January and March because she was busy with her job at a tax firm.

The former mayor of Alexandria, Bill Euille, told the Post he had spent the last month and a half talking to Hodgkinson almost every morning.

The gunman's social media posts displayed strong anti-Trump sentiment.

The man who opened fire on a baseball practice for Republican lawmakers on Wednesday appears to have purchased his guns legally, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Thursday.

The GOP lawmakers' team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted.

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 have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw this myself in the late 70s in San Francisco", said the then-speaker of the House, referencing the infamous assassination of a city councilman and mayor in the city.

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