Congressman among 4 shot in Virginia

In 2006, he was arrested for battery.

Though no other legal problems are listed in St. Clair County, which includes Belleville, since 2011, Hodgkinson did come to the attention of local law enforcement as recently as last spring.

Hodgkinson, who goes by Tom, owns a home-inspection business in Belleville, a southern IL town of more than 40,000 just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.

- The FBI will certainly be trying to determine for sure if the shooting of GOP Rep. Steve Scalise, an aide, a former staffer, and a Capitol Police agent was political.

Wednesday revealed a lot about the man behind the shooting, but authorities do not yet know his motive. He was shot by officers at the scene and died the same day.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for unity in the wake of the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice that injured five people, including a top House Republican. The practice took place in an Alexandria park on East Monroe Avenue.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and suffered other internal injuries.

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials also tell News 3 they are now processing a cellphone, computer and camera recovered from Hodgkinson's van that was parked across the street from the Alexandria, Virginia baseball field where they say he opened fire.

The annual Congressional baseball game will go on as planned Thursday night at Nationals Park in the USA capital.

"My hopes and prayers are that Representative Scalise, congressional staff and the Capitol Police Officers who were wounded make a quick and full recovery", Sanders continued. The congressman was not at practice today. Fleischmann was on the field and heard the first pop of gunfire.

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Members of a YMCA near the shooting site in Virginia say Hodgkinson spent time there.

A rifle-toting United States man opened fire Wednesday at about two dozen Republican lawmakers and staff holding a baseball practice ahead of a charity game, wounding a top congressman and four others.

He also wrote frequent letters to his hometown newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen letters between 2010 and 2012, many of which included complaints about the same theme: income inequality.

The most recent incident included Hodgkinson firing a rifle in his back yard.

Hodgkinson also used his letters to praise the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Boston protest and expressed his disappointment about Massachusetts' own John Kerry losing the 2004 presidential election.

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