Congressional shooter carried list of Republican lawmakers

Federal authorities said Friday the gunman in last week’s congressional shooting at a baseball field carried a list of Republican lawmakers’ names in his pocket, according to a report from USA Today.

It’s still unclear if the names on the list — which includes Republican Reps. Scott DesJarlais, Trent Franks, Mo Brooks, Morgan Griffith, Jim Jordan and Jeff Duncan, among others — were intended targets of 66-year-old James Hodgkinson’s rampage at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning.

“The FBI continues to process evidence collected from various search sites in an effort to assess the potential motivations of the single shooter,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a press release Friday. “The U.S. Capitol Police and Alexandria Police Department internal investigations are ongoing.”

Hodgkinson, who authorities said spent the last few months living in a white van parked at a local YMCA, opened fire just after 7 a.m. Wednesday on Republican lawmakers and staffers practicing for a charity baseball game scheduled the next day.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise took a bullet to the hip and remains in serious condition at a D.C.-area hospital after undergoing three surgeries last week. A staffer, lobbyist and Capitol Hill police officer also suffered gunshot wounds during the attack.

Hodgkinson died at the hospital Wednesday after a shootout with Scalise’s security detail and the Alexandria Police Department.

His social media profile indicated Hodgkinson was a dedicated Bernie Sanders supporter who despised the Republican party and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The FBI said Friday a trace of the 9mm handgun and 7.62mm caliber rifle recovered from the scene proved Hodgkinson bought the guns legally.

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