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Shooter Fired 70 Rounds at Lawmakers' Baseball Practice

New report issued on June 14 shooting in Alexandria

(Newser) - James Hodgkinson had chosen Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria as his target up to two months before the shooting that injured five people during a Congressional baseball practice in June and had "cased the field" for weeks prior, the Washington Post reports. A 41-page report released Friday by... More »

Trump: Baseball Shooter Is Dead; He's Been ID'd

Police say James T. Hodgkinson, 66, is the gunman

(Newser) - The gunman who opened fire Wednesday morning at a GOP congressional baseball practice outside DC has died, President Trump revealed in a public statement about the attack. The shooter had just been identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. Authorities have not speculated about a motive. Hodgkinson, whose... More »

Congressman at Shooting: We Were 'Sitting Ducks'

Mike Bishop: 'By the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back'

(Newser) - One of the GOP lawmakers present at Wednesday morning's attack on a congressional baseball practice says he and others were "sitting ducks" for the gunman. Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop says the still-unidentified shooter walked up to a fence surrounding the field and opened fire. "He had a... More »

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