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Would-be gunman launched into Trump tirade before shooting

Would-be gunman launched into Trump tirade before shooting

The distraught wife of the U.S. man who shot a Republican congressman and four others at a baseball field told media "I can't believe he did this".

James Hodgkinson, the suspect who allegedly opened fire at the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, was a supporter of Sen.

The couple had been married for 30 years, she said, and he'd sold nearly everything from his business before moving out to D.C.in March.

Shortly after Tasha returned home with her son, Eli, Hodgkinson "just left" and went to Alexandria, Virginia where he lived in a van for two months before embarking on his manic shootout, Knepper said.

"I just want y'all (reporters) to go away, and leave my neighbors in peace", Sue said.

The gunman's brother, Mr Michael Hodgkinson, said: "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff".

"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.

"Bobby, ' he said, 'I know him". "There's nothing I could do about it".

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) expressed "regret" for suggesting that Democratic rhetoric about President Donald Trump had inspired a gunman to target Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday morning.

Scalise had surgery on Thursday that a MedStar Washington Hospital Center statement said was related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.

(FBI via AP). This poster released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation asks for information on James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill.

Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, is also in critical condition.

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.

After the attack, Breitbart News noted that Hodgkinson bought all this guns legally. The doctor described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Scalise's hip and traversed his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way.

On March 24, Bill Schaumleffel recalled hearing shots being fired outside his house, which stands about 500 feet behind Hodgkinson's home.

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

The FBI is still investigating the case and is looking through Hodgkinson's belongings, including his cellphone, computer and camera.


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