Alleged Virginia shooter linked to many GOP-hate groups on Facebook

Alleged Virginia shooter linked to many GOP-hate groups on Facebook

Alleged Virginia shooter linked to many GOP-hate groups on Facebook

Before James Hodgkinson traveled to Virginia, he lived in the town of Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis. A government official says the suspect in the Virgini.

St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson said Wednesday that Hodgkinson showed the deputy all required firearms licenses and documentation for the high-powered hunting rifle, which he said he was simply using for target practice. She said she hadn't known much about what he was up to before he left because she works for a tax firm and was busy for much of the time from January to March.

The distraught wife of the U.S. man who shot a Republican congressman and four others at a baseball field told media "I can't believe he did this".

(AP Photo/ Ben Finley).

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The shooting on Wednesday in which four people were wounded and Hodgkinson died after being shot by police, erupted after several unremarkable weeks of homeless wandering by the 66-year-old Midwesterner through the historic Virginia city, where the Republican lawmakers' team practiced regularly for an annual charity ballgame versus the Democrats.

Hodgkinson appeared to be a volunteer with Bernie Sanders' failed presidential campaign, the Vermont senator said shortly after the incident in a statement.

Sue Hodgkinson is the wife of James Hodgkinson. One bartender said he spent many evenings quietly sipping cans of Budweiser by himself.

She said she believed he was going to return to the Metro East from Washington soon because he was out of money. By Tuesday, he seemed ready to come home, asking a mechanic to make sure his tires would survive the trip back to IL.

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Five people were sent to the hospital with gun wounds, including congressional staffers, Capitol Police officers, and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who remains in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. And it was at that auto shop that his anger flared during small talk with the mechanic. The man expressed grievances online about President Donald Trump and Republicans, but authorities said they're still working to determine a motive.

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"It was more than the average person who had maybe voted for Hillary".

"I was shocked, and I heard it through an ABC reporter on the phone", Sue Hodgkinson explained. Still unanswered is why led Hodgkinson to yesterday's attack.

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