List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

Violet Tucker
June 18, 2017

Richard Wagner, chief deputy of the St. Clair County, Ill., Sheriff's Dept., said there was nothing in Hodgkinson's record that would prevent him from legally owning firearms in IL.

A list of Republican names was found on the body of the gunman who opened fire on congressmen and staffers at a baseball field in Virginia. Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of SC and Trent Franks of Arizona. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three other people were wounded in the attack.

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.

Trump, who visited Scalise at the hospital on Wednesday, said Scalise was "in some trouble but he's going to be okay, we hope".

Hodgkinson was killed in an encounter with police who responded to the scene Wednesday morning.

"I can't believe he did this", Sue said.

As for Scalise, he's still in critical condition, but he's improving.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, a Murphysboro Republican whose 12th Congressional District covers the Belleville area, has said Hodgkinson contacted his offices a number of times, but none of the communication seemed threatening, according to Bost spokesman George O'Connor. Duncan said he told him it was a Republican ball practice, and Hodgkinson started to shoot them.

Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old former home builder and lead removal contractor, had run-ins with police but no felony convictions.

A spokeswoman for Capitol Police did not return CNN's request for comment.

In June 2006, police were dispatched to Hodgkinson's home in response to a domestic dispute that began when Hodgkinson allegedly hit a woman's dog while it slept in her driveway, according to a sheriff's report.

(FBI via AP). This poster released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation asks for information on James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. He had published anti-Republican tirades in the newspaper and on social media.

"He was the type of person that if you challenged him, he wouldn't back off", said lifelong friend Dale Walsh, 65.

On Friday's St. Louis on the Air, we went Behind the Headlines and the headlines this week reached all the way from Alexandria, Virginia, to Belleville, Illinois. Sources tell CBS News there were many writings among Hodgkinson's possessions, either on his person, in bags he carried or had in his vehicle. And certainly we know that he had a criminal record that shows that he's faced a charge of battery which was later dropped.

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