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'I can't believe he did this': Wife of Congressional shooter speaks Video included

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The wife of the man who police say shot at Republican Congressmen spoke out Thursday afternoon.

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Belleville man killed after opening fire on GOP Congressmen Video included

Photo of James Hodgkinson, identified as the Alexandria shooter. (Credit: Facebook / CBS) Photo of James Hodgkinson, identified as the Alexandria shooter. (Credit: Facebook / CBS)
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A Belleville, Illinois man was identified as the shooter in Wednesday morning’s assault at a baseball practice congressional Republicans were taking part in outside of Washington D.C. 

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FBI asking for public's help collecting information about James Hodgkinson

Part of a flier from the FBI regarding Hodgkinson (Credit: FBI) Part of a flier from the FBI regarding Hodgkinson (Credit: FBI)
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The FBI is asking anyone with information regarding James T. Hodgkinson to contact them.

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Trump calls for 'unity' after GOP baseball shooting

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, about the shooting in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, about the shooting in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

It was a sadly familiar ritual: an American president addressing the nation at an unsettling time, decrying violence while urging citizens to set aside their differences and pray for the recovery of victims.

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Gunman opens fire at Congressional baseball practice

Authorities say James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. is the gunman. Hodgkinson has died, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. Authorities say James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. is the gunman. Hodgkinson has died, President Donald Trump said Wednesday.
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A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a charity baseball game Wednesday, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and hitting aides and Capitol police as congressmen and others dove for cover.

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Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity

James Hodgkinson (Credit: Police) James Hodgkinson (Credit: Police)
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The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and recently frightened a neighbor by firing a rifle into a field behind his Illinois house.

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Sheriff says Hodgkinson was cordial during March run-in Video included

James Hodgkinson (Credit: Police) James Hodgkinson (Credit: Police)
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The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department had previous contact with James Hodgkinson but nothing to indicate he was planning anything violent against anyone, according to Sheriff Rick Watson.

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Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign

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Sen. Bernie Sanders took to the Senate floor Wednesday to condemn the suspect in the GOP baseball practice shooting whom the Vermont senator said "apparently volunteered" for his presidential campaign.

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Suspect in congressional shooting was Bernie Sanders supporter, strongly anti-Trump

James T. Hodgkinson, the man identified as shooting a Republican member of congress and four others on Wednesday morning, was a small business owner in Illinois who defined himself publicly by his firm support of Bernie Sanders' progressive politics James T. Hodgkinson, the man identified as shooting a Republican member of congress and four others on Wednesday morning, was a small business owner in Illinois who defined himself publicly by his firm support of Bernie Sanders' progressive politics

James T. Hodgkinson, the man identified as shooting a Republican member of congress and four others on Wednesday morning, was a small business owner in Illinois who defined himself publicly by his firm support of Bernie Sanders' progressive politics -- and his hatred of conservatives and President Donald Trump.

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FBI arrives at Hodgkinson home in Belleville Video included

Federal agents in Belleville Wednesday afternoon. (KMOV) Federal agents in Belleville Wednesday afternoon. (KMOV)
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After being identified as the man who shot five people at a congressional baseball practice, FBI and police officers arrived at the Belleville home where James Hodgkinson’s was believed to have lived.

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Illinois Rep. Davis: I was at-bat when I heard 'Run, he's got a gun' Video included

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During Congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning, Illinois Representative Rodney Davis thought he heard a construction crew drop a very large piece of metal. The very next thing he heard was someone scream, “Run, he’s got a gun. ” 

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Local politicians react to shooting at Congressional baseball practice

Emergency crews at Virginia baseball field (Credit: CBS News) Emergency crews at Virginia baseball field (Credit: CBS News)
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Local politicians have issued statements following Wednesday morning’s shooting at the charity baseball practice in Virginia

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