Law enforcement identify congressional baseball shooter


Law enforcement officials have identified the shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois.

The Washington Post reports that Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home inspection business. Records show his home inspection license expired November 2016 and was not renewed.

St. Clair County, Illinois records show that in April 2006, Hodgkinson was charged with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle. Charges were dismissed.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a congressional aide injured by a rifle-wielding shooter who sprayed bullets at a GOP baseball practice, before U.S. Capitol Police took the gunman down. Scalise is out of surgery and in stable condition.