A 66-year-old man, James T. Hodgkinson, from Illinois, carried a rifle into a ball diamond where GOP members were practicing for a charity baseball game. He opened fire wounding Rep. Steve Scalise and 4 others. Capitol Police assigned to Scalise’s security detail returned fire hitting Hodgkinson. The shooter died from his wounds on the way to the hospital.
Here’s a video from the scene of the shooting:
According to reports, Hodgkinson was a Bernie Sanders supporter. He may have been upset because he didn’t get his share of the wealth.
Early reports suggest that he was also anti-Trump.
As the investigation continues into the motivation for his attack, at this time it looks like he was working alone.
If it wasn’t for the armed security detail on duty at the time, this could have been a mass shooting with multiple deaths.
Marine Patriot Blog reports:
Here is a six minute video someone recorded on their cell phone of the shooting incident in Alexandria, Virginia that resulted in one Congressman being shot. I’ll spare you any more narrative and let you get to watching it…