Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind

Jerome Frank
June 26, 2017

Scalise, who was shot in the hip and was in a critical condition after the shooting, is now in a "fair condition" and is "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday.

Slater, special agent in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, said at the press conference that Hodgkinson was "known to have an anger management problem". The police shot Hodgkinson at the scene, and he later died of his injuries.

Hodgkinson was fatally wounded in a shootout with police.

James Hodgkinson, 66, also sent emails to Democratic Sens.

Officials said the incident is being investigated as a shooting on a member of Congress, and an assault on a federal officer.

But Hodgkinson did bring with him an SKS rifle and a handgun. Slater declined to say who the six members of Congress were, but previous reports have said the list included Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.; Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.; and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. The unit contained a laptop, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, the receipt for his 2016 rifle purchase, and other rifle components.

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Investigators also reviewed Hodgkinson's online searches and browsing history, revealing queries for the "2017 Republican Convention" and directions from Alexandria to his IL home on the night before the shooting.

A "rough sketch of several streets" in the District of Columbia was also found but officials said it was believed to be "not of investigative significance". She said he told her that he was going "to work with people to change the tax brackets". Bernie Sanders of Vermont sometime between April 15 and April 26.

We've learned more today about the man who shot and almost killed Republican Congressman Steve Scalise at a baseball field in Virginia last week. The hospital says his condition has improved to fair.

Scalise was the most seriously injured of the four people Hodgkinson shot last Wednesday morning. He was able to attend the annual congressional baseball game on Thursday, albeit on crutches.

Before being fatally shot multiple times by police, Hodgkinson wounded Scalise, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and a congressional aide.

Zach Barth, a legislative correspondent for Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, was shot in the leg and released from the hospital the same day of the shooting.

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