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GOP Baseball Shooter Identified


James T. Hodgkinison, a 66-year-year old from Belleville, Illinois, is the alleged shooter in this morning’s attack at a GOP baseball practice, according to reports.

Five people, including House Whip Steve Scalise, were wounded in the attack. Scalisi is undergoing surgery in Washington, D.C. and is in stable condition. None of the other injuries are believed to be life-threatening, according to FBI officials.

The Washington Post was the first to report Hodgkinson’s identity. He owns a home inspection business and, in 2006, was charged with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle. The charges were dismissed.

Hodgkinson has an active Facebook page which features a photo of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the top and political posts throughout.

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