Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket

Trump team paints Democrats as'maniacally screaming

A list of Republican members of Congress was found in the pocket of James T. Hodgkinson, who was killed Wednesday after allegedly firing on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball event, sources told ABC News.

The gunman opened fire around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, striking five people, including House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise.

As he was leaving the baseball field, Duncan said Hodgkinson asked him if the practice was Democratic or Republican congressmen. Perhaps he also failed to recognize Congressman Brooks, but as Rep. Palmer said on Yellowhammer Radio yesterday, it's evident that God spared their lives. The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, TheDC has confirmed.

Hodgkinson, who died in return fire from police, was a 66-year-old activist who volunteered with Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.




A spokeswoman for Capitol Police did not return CNN's request for comment. Franks added that "it's clear that (the shooting) was premeditated", but he declined to confirm the existence of a possible list, citing the ongoing investigation.

The Democrats won 11-2, then turned right around and gave the trophy to the Republican team to put in Scalise's office.

Suzanne Hodgkinson said that her husband had moved to the Washington, D.C., area in March to "work with people to change the tax brackets".

Doctors said Friday that Scalise had a second surgery on Thursday and although he remains in critical condition, his condition has improved. Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". Authorities were investigating Hodgkinson's social media posts, a cellphone, computer and camera.

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