Congress gunman raged against Trump online

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill in 2015

Law enforcement talk while investigating outside the home of James T. Hodgkinson on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Belleville, Ill.

The wife of Virginia gunman James Hodgkinson who targeted a Republican party baseball practice match on Wednesday and critically injured GOP congressman Steve Scalise has spoken publicly for the first time about the shooting, telling reporters: "I can't believe he did this". "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co", Hodgkinson wrote in a March 22 post.

Congressman Steve Scalise, the most seriously wounded, is in critical condition following several surgeries.

Richard Wagner, chief deputy of the St. Clair County, Ill., Sheriff's Dept., said there was nothing in Hodgkinson's record that would prevent him from legally owning firearms in IL.

But Hodgkinson was alleged to have abused Putnam, who took the couple's last name eventually.

Following Stock's death, Hodgkinson and his wife then took in another girl in 2002, but they lost custody after he reportedly abused her, the NY Post reports.

This 1992 photo provided by the St. Clair County.

When Hodgkinson refused to stop, Schaumleffel called the sheriff's office.

Rickie Fowler leads after day of low scores reported that the pilot was "alert and conscious" and was flown by helicopter to the hospital. Trevor Thompson was operating an advertising blimp that deflated, burst into flames and crashed.

In the wake of the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, there have been increased calls for political unity in the country.

James Hodgkinson was shot dead after the Federal Bureau of Investigation says he wounded House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a U.S. Capitol Police officer and two others.

James Hodgkinson, 66, disappeared from the downstate community earlier this year, authorities say. In a statement released Thursday morning, his family said Mika was shot in the chest and arm and suffered massive trauma, the Detroit News reports.

Trump, in a video message played at the game, said the event had "a much deeper level of meaning" because of the shooting.

Schaumleffel recalled how she and her husband notified the police when the man refused to stop shooting his weapon in the middle on the afternoon. "The next thing I remember was somebody on the field yelling, 'Run, he's got a gun!'" "But you just never know". "Every interaction I've had I've thought, 'that guy's insane'".

Federal law enforcement said he was living out of his auto from March until June. The attacker was shot by police and later died. And there's no evidence so far that they were purchased illegally. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected", he said. A former congressional aide was hospitalized.

"He would say "yeah I agree" or something like that", said former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, who got to know Hodgkinson over the course of about six to eight weeks.

The FBI said it had processed a white conversion van owned by Hodgkinson, which was parked at the YMCA adjacent to where the shooting happened.

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