There could have easily been 25 casualties today if it wasn't for the Capitol Police, said Representative Roger Williams, who was one of the team members practicing on the field today when the shots rang out. "We have identified and removed the suspect's profiles for violating our community standards".
He was out of surgery but remained in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from his family. He died from injuries sustained in a shoot-out with Capitol Hill police who were at the scene in Alexandria, Virginia. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co", Hodgkinson wrote in a May 22 Facebook post that linked to a Change.org petition to remove President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for "misprision of Treason". Sanders told colleagues he's "sickened" by the despicable act. Hodgkinson was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
Neighbors say Hodgkinson was a quiet man. Bill Schaumleffel and his wife lived just across a field from Hodgkinson for the last 15 years but never truly knew him.
According to a story from The Washington Post, Charles Orear, 50, met and became friendly with Hodgkinson while campaigning for Sanders in Iowa.
Although Sanders is one of the most vocal progressives in the country, he has taken heat from Democrats for supporting a measure that protects firearm manufacturers from lawsuits.
"I think it's a sad state of affairs for people to exploit a tragedy like this for their own political ends", he said.
Scalise and other Republican lawmakers were gathered at the park, 400 East Monroe Ave., about 7 a.m. EST, practicing for a charity Congressional baseball game Thursday.
After visiting Scalise Wednesday evening at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Trump tweeted: "Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter".
Two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, who were assigned to Scalise's personal security detail, were behind the first base dugout when the shooting began, and moved toward Hodgkinson's location.
Hodgkinson's social media posts displayed strong anti-Trump sentiment. "Melania and I are grateful for their heroism and praying for the swift recovery of all victims".
"We started giving him the liquids, I put pressure on his wound in his hip, " Brooks said.
Hodgkinson's Facebook profile featured a cover photo of Sanders, a USA senator from Vermont who lost to Hillary Clinton in his bid to be the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in 2016.
An Illinois man is identified as the suspected responsible for an attack Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia.
Louis County Police says it's best to err on the side of caution.
On April 1, 2006, Hodgkinson allegedly attempted to get his teenage foster daughter to come home by grabbing her by the hair and yanking her down to the floor.
Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was shot, according to lawmakers present.