Who is the gunman who was at the congressional baseball game practice?

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Until recently, he ran a home-inspection business out of his home in Belleville, in the southwestern corner of the state, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, according to Hodgkinson's Facebook page.

Robert Becker, who oversaw Sanders' campaign in Iowa and other key states, said none of the campaign field organizers in Iowa or IL could remember a volunteer named James Hodgkinson.

President Obama defended doing so after Newtown: "Are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard?"

Duncan says he suspects he spoke with the man who minutes later opened fire on the congressional baseball practice.

Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said his colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood".

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a congressional aid and two Capitol police officers were wounded in the shooting Wednesday morning.

Sanders, however, made it clear he was "sickened" by the shooting and condemned the act as "despicable". President Donald Trump later said Hodgkinson was dead.

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Five people were shot in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning.


On his Facebook page he labelled Clinton a "Republican Lite" and signed social media petitions from the liberal Change.org group attacking Trump.

Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders says Hodgkinson had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign.

Initial reports said that as many as 50 shots had been fired, but Flake said, "50 would be an understatement. He was a working man", said Matthew Jett, who works at the Main St. Cafe in Belleville, where Hodgkinson was a regular.

"I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", he said.

Hodgkinson had a history of violence. The charges were later dismissed That same year, he was also accused of beating a dog, The Daily Beast reports. Scalise is undergoing surgery at a Washington, D.C., hospital. Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of two Capitol Hill police officers who took down the gunman during a very, very brutal assault.

Moments after the attack, Trump said; "We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country". "We ask that you keep the Whip and others harmed in this incident in your thoughts and prayers".

"Steve Scalise, a member of House leadership, was shot and badly wounded, and is now in stable condition". Police recovered a shotgun from Hodgkinson following that arrest.

"Had Steve not been there, I think you would have seen many more injured and probably many killed", Mr DeSantis said.

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