Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

On Wednesday his condition was upgraded to fair a week after he was shot on a Virginia baseball field Steve Scalise upgraded to fair condition after shooting
Saul Franklin | 26 June, 2017, 01:55

The Republican congressman shot last week at a baseball practice is making good progress and has been upgraded to fair condition.

A review of the gunman's internet searches showed the man only did a cursory search of two people on the list, said Slater, who did not denote which two lawmakers.

TIMOTHY SLATER: He fired over 60 shots from the third base side of the field.

GJELTEN: Agent Slater said it appears Hodgkinson's decision to shoot up a Republican baseball practice was more spontaneous than planned.

"I think he was struggling in a lot of aspects of his life", Slater said.

He said authorities found a laptop computer, a cell phone and a digital camera in Hodgkinson's vehicle but an analysis of the items showed that he did not place any online posts of threats or references to lawmakers or the baseball game. Investigators also found indications that Hodgkinson meant to go home to Belleville, Illinois on his computer.

Search history on Hodgkinson's computer included only two members of Congress, Slater said. The FBI did not say what the response from the family member was.

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Before he left, police were called to his home after neighbors complained that he was doing target practice on his property. Neighbors called police as Hodgkinson conducted target practice on his property, but he did not violate any laws, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Perhaps the most suspicious of his pre-attack activities was the attention he paid to a local storage unit he had rented in Alexandria, where investigators recovered more than 200 rounds of ammunition and additional components for the 7.62-caliber SKS rifle he wielded during the assault. Hodgkinson asked, according to the FBI's account. The handgun was purchased in November 2016, after the presidential election, authorities said.

Also wounded were Zach Barth, a staff member for Representative Roger Williams of Texas, and Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and a former congressional aide. The hospital issued a statement on Wednesday saying Rep. Steve Scalise, 51, of Louisiana is "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation".

Suzanne Hodgkinson, his wife of 30 years, said he told her he was going to Washington, D.C., to "work on taxes" and "change the tax brackets".

Hodgkinson acted alone and had no ties to terrorism, Slater said at the news conference.

The details surrounding the Virginia shooting continue to unravel and reveal that the attack could have been much more lethal.

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