GOP baseball shooter had list of names, including Rep. Brooks

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The widow of the man who went on a shooting rampage at a baseball practice for congressional Republicans in Alexandria, Va., said Thursday that she didn't speak with him in the weeks before he left their home in March and wasn't aware that he meant to carry out an attack.

Hodgkinson is accused of shooting at several members of the Republican baseball team that was practicing this week for the annual congressional baseball game played for charity.

The list included Republicans Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, and one or two other names, officials told the network.

This hapless pair of reporters, who didn't give Hodgkinson's name until Paragraph 9, somehow missed, or refused to report, additional details reported at the Daily Caller, Fox News, and even the New York Times.

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was one of four people wounded in the shooting. In addition, the shooter encountered Duncan in the parking lot prior to the shooting and asked him if Republicans or Democrats were on the field. Duncan, who was in the process of leaving, told the would-be assassin that the players were Republicans.

It's still unclear if the names on the list - which includes Republican Reps.

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Hodgkinson's social media postings included anti-conservative rants.

They also released photos of guns similar to the 9mm handgun and 7.62-caliber rifle used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally.

O'Connor said Bost's office has turned over all of their communications from Hodgkinson to U.S. Capitol Police.

As for Scalise, he's still in critical condition, but he's improving.

According to an Federal Bureau of Investigation statement issued on Thursday, agents also recovered a cell phone, a computer, and a camera in the shooter's van.

But in Belleville, a quaint little city where flags fly on Main Street and the movie theater marquee is set off in lights, Hodgkinson, 66, who was killed when Capitol Police officers returned his fire, was known to some friends and neighbors as a volatile figure.

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