Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pictured: White gunman in GOP baseball shooting | Daily Mail Online

Pictured: White gunman in GOP baseball shooting | Daily Mail Online: James T. Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois, died in hospital after being shot at the baseball field by Capitol Police
The 66-year-old was a staunch Democrat who threatened to 'destroy Trump & Co' on social media before Wednesday's shooting which coincided with the president's 71st birthday
Hodgkingson campaigned for Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination in 2016 and regularly ranted against the president
He opened fire on a group of GOP figures at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, at 7am
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, congressional staffer Zachary Barth, lobbyist Matt Mika and two Capitol Police were shot
The police officers were injured as they returned fire with their pistols while the congressmen and their aides dove for cover
They were practicing ahead of an annual charity baseball game which is due to take place on Thursday

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