The nation was shocked to learn that a man opened fire at Republican politicians during a congressional baseball practice Wednesday that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three more wounded, the Gateway Pundit reports.
The shooter, who was later identified by authorities as James T. Hodgkinson, appeared to have gotten his information about the whereabouts of the GOP lawmakers from a New York Times article published in April.
The article read: “When members of Congress practice in the early mornings in an Alexandrea, Va., public park for their Congressional Baseball Game, plainclothes United States Capital Police are sitting there in a black S.U.V.”
The 66-year-old Hodgkinson later died from his injuries after engaging with Capitol police who arrived at the scene to respond to the shooting incident.
Authorities also learned that he actively campaigned for Sen. Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primary.
Before his entire social account was shut down, it was also learned that he hated Republicans and a believer of the Trump-Russia conspiracy theories.