Neighbors Call GOP Shooter a 'Radical Nut' Who Was 'Reckless' with Firearms

Saturday, 17 Jun, 2017

Representatives on both teams made a decision to go forward with the game, which got underway at 7 p.m.

The left-wing gunman who opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice had a teenage foster daughter who committed suicide in 1996 by setting herself on fire, according to a report. She said her estranged husband had sold nearly everything from his business before leaving.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said Congressman Steve Scalise is "in some trouble" as he fights to recover from a gunshot wound sustained Wednesday in the surprise attack on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington. Because he is part of the Republican leadership, Scalise has protection from the US Capitol Police. Before the game, all players bowed their heads for a moment of silence and prayer to honor Scalise. He died after officers in Scalise's security detail and local police fired at him.

They also released photos of guns similar to the 9mm handgun and 7.62-caliber rifle used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally. Agents continue to try and track Hodgkinson's movements in recent weeks. He told his wife that he was headed to Washington, D.C., "to work on taxes".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the entire Senate is "deeply saddened" over Wednesday's shooting. We never interacted with him.

The YMCA said that Hodgkinson had canceled his membership on Tuesday, and said he was moving.

Politically active, he was a supporter and volunteer for Sen. Bernie Sanders must be condemned in the strongest terms.

"I yelled, 'Quit shooting toward the houses, '" he said.

"The. ways they could do that is you've ever been treated by a mental physician or in a mental hospital, or you've been convicted of a felony, or have been convicted of domestic battery", said Wagner. The FBI is seeking more info about the shooter, who appeared to be politically motivated. The bullet traveled across his pelvis - fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He has received multiple units of blood transfusion.

The victims of the shooting, while some are in critical condition, are all expected to survive.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents found a cellphone, laptop computer, and a camera inside the van after the shooting at the congressional baseball game practice, MSN reports.

"I had no idea this was going to happen, and I don't know what to say about it", she said with difficulty, through tears.

Scalise, who was shot in the hip, was transported to a Washington hospital and has been undergoing surgery.

Four others were also injured in the shooting, including two Capitol Police officers - Griner and David Bailey - staffer Zachary Barth and lobbyist Matt Mika.

"We wanted to make sure we hadn't missed a sign, that we hadn't failed in our duty to report", Bost said.