Federal Bureau of Investigation to Reveal Details Today of Congressional Baseball Shooting in Virginia

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James T Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism, said Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the Washington FBI office.

The gunman who opened fire on Republican congress members at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, critically wounding Rep. Steve Scalise and injuring others, had a list with the names of three other GOP lawmakers on him, law-enforcement officials said on Friday.

Before being fatally shot multiple times by police, Hodgkinson wounded Scalise, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and a congressional aide.

Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, was gravely wounded in the shooting last week.

St. Clair County, Ill., Sheriff Richard Watson, whose deputies have assisted federal investigators in a search of the gunman's Belleville home, said deputies last encountered Hodgkinson on March 24, when a neighbor reported gunshots fired in the area.

Hodgkinson had been living in his vehicle near the Alexandria area since March, and he had told a family member he was traveling to Washington, DC, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

In March, Hodgkinson left IL and drove to Alexandria, Virginia, where he lived in his van in a YMCA parking lot.

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At this point in the investigation, the attack appears to be "more spontaneous" than planned, Slater said. On a piece of paper, he had written the names of six members of Congress, but Slater said it didn't seem like a hit list.

Before he left IL in March, police had been called to his home for complaints he was conducting target practice on his property, Slater said.

Additionally, Slater said, Hodgkinson did not appear to have had specific targets or "an agenda to actually follow through on these six individuals".

The managers of the Republican and Democratic congressional baseball teams paid tribute to Scalise in a traditional floor appearance to announce the results of the annual game. He says Hodgkinson told him Trump screwed up the nation "more than anyone in the history of this country". When he heard the players were Republican, the witness said he lingered near the field. That was just two days before he opened fire on Republican lawmakers with a modified assault rifle and a handgun at an Alexandria, Va., baseball field. A federal law enforcement official who is not authorized to comment publicly said it was not known whether gunman meant to target the lawmakers.

Hodgkinson also frequented a local library during his time in the Alexandria area and, based on photographs found on his cellphone, saw various sites in D.C., such as the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the Washington Monument. Bernie Sanders, Slater said.

He "is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", the hospital said in a statement Wednesday.

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