Leftist shoots Majority Whip Steve Scalise, staffer and two capitol police officers

Daily Mail

  • 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 
  • Hodkingson 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 and two Capitol Police were shot 
  • The police officers were injured as they returned fire with their pistols while the congressmen dove for cover
  • They were practicing ahead of an annual charity baseball match which is due to take place on Thursday  

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