Congressional Shooter Recently Wrote, "It's Time To Destroy Trump & Co".

Illinois man shoots at GOP gathering outside DC, injures congressman, others

Who Is Alleged Va. Shooting Suspect James Hodgkinson?

According to Secretary of State corporate records, Hodgkinson owned a home inspection business, which he dissolved on January 10.

The Illinois man identified as the suspected gunman behind a shooting that left a congressman and multiple others wounded in Virginia Wednesday had multiple run-ins with police, including one incident in March, authorities said.

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?" And after all, a man did indeed ask one Republican member of Congress, Rep. Ron DeSantis, who was leaving the field, if those remaining at the park were Democrats or Republicans - and coincidence of all coincidences, the shooting broke out just three minutes later.

"Congressman Duncan said that it was Republicans and then he immediately turned around and went towards the field".

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

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among several people shot, and "was critically injured and remains in critical condition", MedStar Washington tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

President Donald Trump said the gunman who carried out the attack had died. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co".

The married man has also posted abusive and expletive-laden comments about Mr Trump on social media as recently as Monday.


Callers to 911 reported hearing roughly 50 shots in the area, about the same number of shots many said they heard in Wednesday's shooting.

"This could be the first political rhetorical terrorist attack", Illinois Republican Rep. Rodney Davis, who was at the practice, told CNN's Brianna Keilar Wednesday morning before Hodgkinson had been publicly identified as the alleged shooter. "Sanders said he was 'sickened by this despicable act" and condemned it "in the strongest possible terms".

When News 4 crews arrived at the home, which is located on a private gravel road on Rolling Hills Lane, a neighbor said they hadn't seen Hodgkinson in months but that his wife still lived at the residence.

None of that stopped some conservatives from concluding that Hodgkinson was aiming to injure Republicans specifically, and that he was driven by a liberal culture that glorifies violence against GOPers. According to the court clerk, the charges were dismissed in November of that year. Scalise is undergoing surgery at a Washington, D.C., hospital.

Capitol Police said officers who were part of Scalise's security detail returned fire and wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy", Trump said in a statement.

A screen shot of James T. Hodgkinson's Facebook profile, showing his cover photo of Sen. Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers of not only entire city, but the entire nation, and the entire world. "I do think that things have become very partisan and very hardened in the country today", he said.

Trump confirmed during a White House address that Hodgkinson died following injuries he incurred from a shootout with Capitol Police on the scene. There was notable online harassment from so-called "Bernie Bros", and Trump himself got Secret Service attention when he said this at a rally about Hillary Clinton: "If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks". "We are with her and with the entire Scalise family". Scalise was listed in stable condition, according to the president.

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