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Reports: Alexandria shooter had list of GOP names

This 1992 photo provided by the St. Clair County. Ill., Sheriff's Department shows James T. Hodgkinson. Officials said Hodgkinson has been identified as the man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Va. (St. Clair County Illinois Sheriff's Department via AP)

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - The FBI has obtained a handwritten list of Republicans' names found in the pocket of the shooter who injured five people at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday morning, The Daily Caller first reported Friday.

The day before the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois opened fire on the Republican team, critically injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and wounding four others.

According to Fox News, six conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus were on the list: Reps. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.; Scot DesJarlais, R-Tenn.; Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.; Trent Franks, R-Ariz.; Morgan Griffith, R-Va.; and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

A law enforcement source told CNN it is unclear whether the recovered item was an "assassination list," adding that none of the shooting victims were on the list.

CBS News reports Brooks and Duncan were at Wednesday's baseball practice, though Duncan left prior to the shooting.

Hodgkinson, whose social media accounts suggest he was anti-Republican and pro-Bernie Sanders, died from injuries sustained in a shootout with Capitol Police.

Sen. Sanders, I-Vt., who noted that Hodgkinson had volunteered on his presidential campaign, condemned the shooting "in the strongest possible terms."


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