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June 17, 2017 14:39
Alexandria Shooter Carries List Of GOP Members Names

Suspect in the shooting at a congressional baseball practice earlier in this week had a list, which include the names of some members of Congress. A U.S. official told that James Hodgkinson, the Alexandria shooter, had a list of names including the GOP Reps. Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, and Trent Franks of Arizona. Duncan and Brooks were at the Alexandria, Virginia, field where the GOP members of Congress were practicing baseball for a congressional game on Wednesday, although Duncan has left before the shooting began. Hodgkinson had a note listing the members of Congress on his person.

One source told that the note is not considered an "assassination list," but it is clear that Hodgkinson had a group of people, on whom he was focused on recently. Sources also told that there were several writings among Hodgkinson's possessions, either with person, in the bags he carried or in the vehicle.

The gunman opened fire at around 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, striking five people, including the House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise. Scalise remained in serious condition till Thursday afternoon, and although doctors said that his condition has recovered, but still he will require further surgeries, time in the hospital and also rehabilitation.

Hodgkinson died of his wounds on Wednesday.

Federal authorities are still investigating the Hodgkinson's motives, which include examining of social media posts that included anti-Trump and also anti-Republican sentiments. FBI believes that Hodgkinson had moved from Illinois to Alexandria in the recent months, and he was living in his vehicle.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) traced the two weapons recovered from the scene, a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62 caliber rifle. There is no evidence the suspect obtained the weapons illegally.

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