The FBI on Wednesday released
some-more sum on its review into the new sharpened at
a GOP ball use in Alexandria, Virginia, saying
66-year-old James Hodgkinson acted alone and the attack did not
have a “nexus to terrorism.”
The sharpened last Wednesday harmed five, including House
Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who MedStar
Washington Hospital on Wednesday pronounced remained hospitalized
but was in satisfactory condition and “making good progress.” The police
shot Hodgkinson at the scene, and he after died of his injuries.
Hodgkinson had been vital in his automobile nearby the Alexandria area
given March, and he had told a family member he was roving to
Washington, DC, the FBI said. Shortly before he left his home in
Belleville, Illinois, internal police officers had responded to
several complaints about aim use Hodgkinson had been
conducting at his home, yet they dynamic he had been
breaking no laws.
Hodgkinson carried out the Alexandria attack using an SKS 7.62 mm
purloin and a 9 mm handgun he had purchased legally, according to
After the attack, investigators found a piece of paper on his
physique that listed the names of 6 members of Congress but
contained no other context, the FBI said. The FBI did not
mention which 6 lawmakers were named.
Investigators also found that Hodgkinson had visited his section at
a storage trickery some-more than 43 times from Apr to June. The
section contained a laptop, some-more than 200 rounds of ammunition, the
receipt for his 2016 purloin purchase, and other purloin components.
The FBI also analyzed Hodgkinson’s inclination and social-media
accounts and pronounced that while his posts enclosed numerous
“anti-Republican” sentiments, they seemed so distant to be First
Amendment-protected speech. His mechanism also showed Google
searches the night before the sharpened of a map from Alexandria
to his Belleville home and of the term “2017 Republican
The FBI also reliable an comment given to the news media by
Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Republican who pronounced that as he was
leaving the practice, just mins before the shooting,
Hodgkinson had approached him and asked either the baseball
players on the margin were Republicans or Democrats.