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26 June 2017, 06:25 | Laverne Osborne
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has been moved out of the intensive care unit (ICU), ABC News and NBC News reported Friday.
The gunman who attacked congressional Republicans at a baseball field in Alexandria had in his possession a list naming six Republican congressmen including Rep. Morgan Griffith. But at the time, police determined Hodgkinson hadn't violated any laws. Hodgkinson has been previously charged with battery, with one incident allegedly involving him aiming a shotgun at a young man, and in March his neighbors complained about him shooting 50 rounds on his own property.
Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the WashingtonFBI office, also said during a news conference Wednesday that James T. Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism.
Mr. Hodgkinson, who had railed against President Trump on social media and voiced support for Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, was carrying a piece of paper with the names of six lawmakers, the F.B.I. said.
The man who fired on GOP lawmakers at baseball practice had a list of six congressmen on him, and kept the modified rifle he used in a storage unit he often visited, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.
A Sanders' spokesman said Wednesday he was reviewing office records to confirm the visit.
A "rough sketch of several streets" in the District of Columbia was also found but officials said it was believed to be "not of investigative significance".
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The storage facility's visitor log, Slater said, showed that Hodgkinson had gone there 43 times between April and June.
Hodgkinson had been living in a van, which was found in the parking lot of the nearby YMCA he visited daily. Hodgkinson asked, according to the FBI's account. The bullet entered the congressman's hip and shattered blood vessels, bones and internal organs, leaving him at imminent risk of death, doctors have said.
Scalise, 51, of Louisiana, the third-ranking House Republican, was among four people shot June 14 by a gunman identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died after a shootout with police.
We've learned more today about the man who shot and almost killed Republican Congressman Steve Scalise at a baseball field in Virginia last week.
Barth was shot in the leg and has already been released from the hospital. "When the witness responded that it was a Republican event, Hodgkinson reportedly remained at the baseball field".
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