Wife of congressional baseball shooting suspect tells of disbelief

Congress debates more security after shooting

A video has surfaced online showing the moment a gunman opened fire on a Republican Party baseball practice. The story continued into Thursday as both congressional baseball teams insisted that the long-running charity game should go on as scheduled. The Trumps visited all of the officers as they were being treated at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, thanking them for their courage and giving their wives a bouquet of white flowers.

Police said it was unclear whether James Hodgkinson planned to target the lawmakers on his list, which included Reps.

"We started giving him the liquids, I put pressure on his wound in his hip", Brooks said. She said she and her husband haven't been together since March. Colleagues said Scalise, who had been fielding balls at second base, dragged himself away from the infield, leaving a trail of blood before they rushed to his assistance. "I can not believe it", she said. His social media activity showed a disdain for GOP officials.

No staff members noticed any "inappropriate or unusual behavior" and no one complained about him, the YMCA said. Officers shot Hodgkinson, who later died.

The wife of the man authorities say shot Rep. Zack Barth, a congressional aide, was shot in the calf, treated and released from a hospital. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Tim Slater said the Federal Bureau of Investigation needs the public's help in piecing together Hodgkinson's whereabouts and activities while he was in Alexandria. However, he said the senator's description of Trump created a combustible political atmosphere, according to the Times.

In the evenings, Hodgkinson became a bit of a regular at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant just a few blocks from the ballfield where he opened fire. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders.

"I just don't know what to tell you people".


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

"He would say "yeah I agree" or something like that", said former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, who got to know Hodgkinson over the course of about six to eight weeks. "When I heard the shooter was from Belleville, I was just like".

Sue Hodgkinson stood unsteady and emotional as a local sheriff's deputy held her hand and led her to a bank of several microphones.

Democrats bounced back from a loss a year ago, when the game was played the night after they held an all-night session on the House floor to protest Republican inaction on gun legislation.

Wagner said there was no way to predict that Hodgkinson would take such violent action.

James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., purchased the two guns he used in the Wednesday shooting legally.

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After about 7 minutes of speaking with reporters, she turned to the deputy to ask if she could leave.

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