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Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

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House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill in 2015

Four people - including Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip from Louisiana, who was shot in the hip - were wounded in the shooting. This week, we're focusing on the local connection to the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday, which was perpetrated by a 66-year-old man from Belleville. His social media pages were filled with angry rants about those taxes, Republicans, and specifically President Donald Trump, whom he called "a traitor". Hodgkinson had been in the Virginia area since March.

Former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, a YMCA regular, said he spoke to Hodgkinson numerous times and even offered him job advice.

Hodgkinson, who had been married to her husband for nearly 30 years, said he had "made preparations to leave" by "selling nearly everything he owned from his business". "Various people told me that".

"I just want you to all go away and leave my neighbors in peace", she said.

Hodgkinson said repeatedly that she saw no signs her husband was planning violence.

After the two became acquainted, Euille said, Hodgkinson started asking about where to go for breakfast, for happy hours in the evening and for weekend activities. "When I heard the shooter was from Belleville, I was just like".

According to reports from ABC News, Hodgkinson campaigned for the Democratic party and openly expressed his distaste for Trump and the Republican party.

"According to [the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] weapons traces of the 9mm handgun and 7.62mm rifle found at the scene were legally purchased by the shooter with federal licenses", the FBI said in a statement.

"The Congressional Baseball Game has never been about Republicans against Democrats", said Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-C.A., in an opinion piece he wrote for CNN. Capitol Police Special Agent David Bailey suffered a minor injury and was treated and released. Staffer Zack BarthZack Barth, a legislative correspondent for Austin Congressman Roger Williams, was shot in the calf. "Our fearless Capitol police perform a challenging job with incredible skill", Trump said.

Hodgkinson, who works in the tax business herself, didn't seem to know how to elaborate on his apparent mission.

They also point to entertainer Kathy Griffin, who posted an internet video showing her holding up the likeness of the bloody, decapitated head of Obama? "He was just a very calm, rational person, I thought".

Hodgkinson's wife told media members this week that she was shocked by the actions of her estranged husband.



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