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Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket

Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket”

The shaken widow of the Belleville-area man who opened fire at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning said she had had no idea what her husband was going to do.

The officials said investigators don't know what the list of names means, but members of Congress have been briefed. Investigators have not determined the goal of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-AL) was shot in the hip but has undergone surgery for his wound and is now stable.

Vermont's sole congressmen Peter Welch says he was shocked and tweeted, "Thinking of my friend Steve Scalise, Capitol Police, staff and families".

Sue Hodgkinson talked with reporters briefly in Belleville, Illinois, on Thursday - in part to ask the media to stop disrupting the neighborhood. He told her he was going to Washington DC to "change the tax brackets" and "work on taxes", she said. "I can't wrap my head around it, OK?"

"I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon. "There's nothing I could do about it".

WANG: Well, at this point, the FBI's confirmed that the shooter used a 9-millimeter handgun and also a 7.62-caliber rifle.

They credited the Capitol Police officers, who were detailed to protect Scalise as a member of leadership, with saving their lives.

The Republican congressmen were practicing for a charity baseball game against the Democratic congressmen.

According to an Federal Bureau of Investigation statement issued on Thursday, agents also recovered a cell phone, a computer, and a camera in the shooter's van.

Hodgkinson, 66, died from his wounds Wednesday, and left behind a trail of bitterness directed at the rich, the Republicans and the president. Two members of the Capitol Police, Crystal Griner and David Bailey, were also wounded.

The FBI said it is also examining a number of social media postings purportedly made by Hodgkinson that severely criticized Trump.

In March, Sheriff's deputies came out to Hodgkinson's house in IL after a neighbor reported hearing 50 gunshots.

"The 99 per cent are getting pushed around and the one per cent don't give a damn", said Hodgkinson in the 2011 video. Matt Mika Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was helping with practice when he was shot.



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