Illinois Man, 66, Identified as Suspect in Virginia Shooting

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A congressional women's softball team has hit the practice field in Washington amid heavier security, a day after an attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game.

The FBI said the IL husband and unemployed home inspector had been living out of his vehicle in Alexandria, Virginia, since March.

Hodgkinson was a member of many anti-Republican groups on Facebook, including "The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans", "Terminate The Republican Party", and "Donald Trump is not my President", his profile showed before it was taken down. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas is placed into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017. "He was just walking and shooting", she said of the man, whom she described as white and wearing a T-shirt and shorts.

"I never saw him get mad when people were talking good, bad or ugly about any of the political parties", Euille told The Associated Press.

"I am sickened by this despicable act", he said in a statement delivered on the Senate floor.

But he said Hodgkinson would stand up for himself and had been involved in some bar fights.

"I'm shaken up", Duncan said. More than 30 criminal and civil cases dating back to 1989 involve the Alexandria shooter, James Hodgkinson. "Whether that was shooter that talked to them, they are still trying to do the investigation on that".

The attack critically wounded House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and also injured Capitol police officers, and a current and former congressional aide. "If they wouldn't have been there, this would have been a massacre of innocent people", he said.

"We are Republicans, we are Democrats, we have different ideas, we have different beliefs, but we are all trying to work for the betterment", Bost said. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders.

Hodgkinson's brother Michael said he was angry over the election of Mr Trump and had travelled to Washington to protest.

"You've got to be kidding me", Orear said when told by phone about the shooting.

"He was always happy-go-lucky", said Dale Walsh, who grew up with Hodgkinson in Belleville.

Senator Bernie Sanders said, "The alleged shooter "apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign ..."

In the letter, Hodgkinson often writes about income inequality and calls for federal tax reform. His legal trouble started in the 1990s with arrests for resisting police and drunken driving.

While trying to drive away from that confrontation, the report said, Hodgkinson used a pocket knife to cut a seat belt. The charges were dropped when the victims failed to appear in court.

Flake estimated that more than 50 shots were fired.

"Republican and democratic lawmakers are still planning to play the charitable baseball game Thursday night in Washington". I yelled 'Stop shooting. On March 24, responding officers of the St Clair County Sheriff's Department encountered him shooting 50 rounds in a pine forest near Belleville.