Federal Bureau of Investigation says gunman James Hodgkinson acted alone in Alexandria shooting

Alexandria shooting scene from

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Tim Slater, an assistant FBI director who has been heading the investigation, gave a briefing on its status more than a week after James Hodgkinson opened fire at a baseball field where Republicans were practicing for a charity baseball game.

(Vale) "There was no nexus to terrorism".

Two Capitol Police officers were also wounded. Between April and June, Hodgkinson visited the storage unit 43 times, sometimes twice a day.

A review of one of Hodgkinson's laptops found that he had searched the web but "only cursory" searches of two of those members on the list.

Agents also announced some of the names on the shooter's list that he carried with him, one of which was U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC.

Slater declined to discuss any of the names on the list or whether any of those members were at the baseball practice, only saying he would not characterize it as a "hit list".

James Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old who opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Virginia on June 14, had "an anger management problem", the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday.

Rep. Steve Scalise of Lousiana, the House majority whip, was struck in the hip and gravely wounded. He has undergone several surgeries and remains hospitalized. Sometime between April 15 and April 26, Hodgkinson also visited the Capitol Hill office of Sen.

Shooter Moved to Va.in March, FBI Says In March 2017, Hodgkinson told his family that he was leaving Belleville, Illinois, for Washington, D.C. But he didn't tell them what he would be doing in the city. Hodgkinson then remained at the baseball field.

Hodgkinson was "struggling in all kinds of different ways" and was on prescription medication at the time of the shooting, according to Slater.

The sheriff said deputies arrived to find Hodgkinson with a hunting rifle on his property where he was apparently engaged in target practice. Hodgkinson never said anything during the shooting or after, before he died.

The FBI said Hodgkinson arrived in Alexandria sometime in March and participated in a demonstration over tax reform on Tax Day.

Others shot in the attack included lobbyist Matt Mika, Special Agent Crystal Griner, and Zack Barth, a staffer to Rep. Roger Williams. He had posted repeatedly on social media espousing "anti-Republican" views, Slater said, and prior to the shooting, he asked a witness if those practicing were Democrats or Republicans. Inside, among his belongings, investigators found 200 rounds of ammunition and a receipt for a gun purchase in November 2016.

The man who shot U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others a week ago fired more than 60 shots - 50 of them from a modified, semi-automatic rifle - during the ambush attack and had more bullets on him before he was stopped by return fire from police.

Hodgkinson obtained the weapons used in the shooting legally, purchasing the rifle in 2003 and the handgun in 2016 from licensed firearms dealers.

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