Wife of alleged Congressional shooter speaks

Wife of alleged Congressional shooter speaks

Authorities believe the 66-year-old had been living out of a van in northern Virginia since March after leaving his southern IL home. Sanders, an independent, ran a passionate, anti-establishment campaign that won support from many younger, liberal voters and gave Clinton a closer race than many expected, but he eventually backed her candidacy. When the friend told Hodgkinson she was calling the police, he turned and punched her in the face before finally leaving the scene.

In a national address, Trump appealed for unity following the morning assault in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia.

"Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip".

Scalise was rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center immediately after the attack, where has has since undergone three surgeries and remains in critical condition. The bullet fractured bones and caused internal organ injuries.

Capitol Police officers in Scalise's security detail returned fire, and Hodgkinson later died from his wounds.

Also hurt but released from hospitals were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth.

Lawmakers took cover in the dugout.

The president and First Lady Melania Trump later visited Scalise, bringing flowers. "Pray for Steve!", he Tweeted afterwards.

The FBI said it had recovered and was attempting to trace two weapons, a rifle and a handgun, and was actively investigating Hodgkinson's "associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations". "Nine of those times were through email, one was through a telephone call", Bost told Fox News.

But he has been in Northern Virginia since early April, according to The Washington Post. Let me be as clear as I can be. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", he said.

Over the last several weeks, Hodgkinson spent time at a YMCA near the site of the shooting, sitting with a computer in the lobby or at a table in an exercise area that overlooked the baseball field.

Lawmakers noted their good fortune in having armed protectors on hand - "Thank God, " they exclaimed over and over - and said otherwise the shooter would have been able to take a huge deadly toll. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.", a post in March purportedly said, according to NPR.

The Republican team members, preparing for a traditional charity event Thursday night, were practicing at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., at around 7 a.m. Wednesday when the gunfire started. The second injured congressman was not identified.

"I was batting, we heard a loud noise".

"The only thing I was concerned about was that it was such a high-powered gun, and that somebody could possibly get hurt".

"It doesn't make sense to me, not with this shooting and not with blaming an entire Black Lives Matter movement when a random black man shoots a police officer", said Shaun King, a columnist for the New York Daily News who campaigned for Sanders.

Sanders confirmed that Hodgkinson had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign past year and said in a statement he was "sickened by this despicable act".

"I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw this myself in the late 70s in San Francisco", said the then-speaker of the House, referencing the infamous assassination of a city councilman and mayor in the city. "My colleagues were targeted today by someone that wanted to kill them".

Here's a list of five victims who were injured in the attack, and what we know about their conditions so far.

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.

Orear mentioned that while Hodgkinson had been a passionate progressive, there was no sign of violence or malice towards anyone, reports the Washington Post. Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, .

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