Would-be gunman launched into Donald Trump tirade before shooting

Ebony Scott
June 20, 2017

Hodgkinson was mortally wounded by police.

Hodgkinson apparently carried a list of Republican Congressmen in his pocket while he shot several people at a Congressional Baseball Game practice on Wednesday. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Trent Franks of Arizona, and Mo Brooks of Alabama.

The law enforcement source tells CNN that it's not clear it is an assassination list.

Lindsay Rann, public affairs specialist with the FBI's Washington field office, declined to comment on the alleged list, citing the ongoing investigation.

She added that law enforcement officials are cautioning against drawing conclusions about the list or the suspect's motivations for having it until more information is available. Duncan said he answered that the players were Republicans, before leaving the field.

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The gunman was believed to have harbored unfavorable views toward Republicans at large, including President Donald Trump. Authorities were investigating Hodgkinson's social media posts, a cellphone, computer and camera.

"It's pure speculation what was in this guy's head", O'Connor said.

Investigators say they still do not know if the shooter James T. Hodgkinson had an attack plan.

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was the only congressman injured in the shooting.

"I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon. They released photos of guns similar to the handgun and rifle that were used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally. Griner remained hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle and Sava described her in good condition.

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