One injured aide has been released.
Duncan said he spoke with Hodgkinson briefly before the shooting, when the would-be assassin asked him in the parking lot if the players on the field were Republicans or Democrats.
Rep. Steve Scalise is still in critical condition, but his health is improving, the Congressman’s surgeon said two days after Scalise was shot at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game.
In the wake of this tragedy, all we can do is pray for the continued healing of Louisiana Congressmen Steve Scalise and give thanks that the lives of Congressmen Brooks and Palmer and so many others were spared Wednesday morning. The bullet tore through his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding, the hospital said. He was undergoing surgery at a hospital and was in stable condition. Mika worked for two Michigan Republicans before becoming a lobbyist in 2008, and was volunteering to help with the practice.
“I just want y’all (reporters) to go away, and leave my neighbors in peace”, Sue said. He died of his injuries on Wednesday afternoon.
James Hodgkinson and his wife Suzanne brought Wanda Ashley Stock into their home back in the summer of 1996, enrolling the young girl at the nearby Belleville East High School. And, in late March, the authorities said he relocated to Alexandria, just south of Washington.
Mr Dale Walsh, who identified himself as a friend, said Hodgkinson had been a vibrant presence when he was younger.
The YMCA says they never received any complaints about him, and no staff member “recalls observing inappropriate or unusual behavior by him”, the statement said.
On Tuesday, Hodgkinson broke his apparent silence at the garage. “I can not believe it”, she said.
The day before he turned a semiautomatic rifle on congressional Republican baseball players and was killed in a firefight with police, James T. Hodgkinson went on a profane rant against President Donald Trump at a nearby garage.
Jerry Boykin, executive vice president of the conservative Family Research Council, which a gunman attacked in 2012 over its opposition to same-sex marriage, said Wednesday’s shooting showed that both sides need to “tone down their rhetoric”.
HANSI LO WANG, BYLINE: Well, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has now confirmed that the shooter used a 9-millimeter handgun and a 7.62-caliber rifle.
Years after the incident, in 2002, the Hodgkinsons took the role of legal guardians for their 12-year-old great-niece, Cathy Lynn Putnam.
Beyond that, everyone will begin to seek lessons in what is at base a senseless and intolerable attack.