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Republicans shot in anti-Trump gun rampage

Republicans shot in anti-Trump gun rampage

Information has emerged that the gunman who opened fire on congressmen at a Virginia baseball field on Wednesday had a list of Republican lawmakers names in his pocket at the time of the incident.

A list found on the body of James Hodgkinson, the suspect in Wednesday's shooting at an Alexandria, Va., baseball field, revealed the names of three Republican lawmakers, the Washington Examiner reported Friday. Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Ill., resident who officials said had been living out of his auto in Alexandria, Va., opened fire as Congress members and staffers practiced for a charity baseball game slated for Thursday.

The official said the list included at least three names: Representatives Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of SC and Trent Franks of Arizona, according to the two officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the shooting remained under investigation.

It's unclear if the names were more of his intended targets.

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner was shot in the ankle and is in good condition.

Hodgkinson posted content favorable to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on his social media accounts and signed a Change.org petition for the removal of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

The news that the shooter had a list of names suggests the shooting was not a random outburst, but instead appears to be a premeditated political assassination. Police killed the gunman in a shootout.

The offices of both senators - Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth - turned over the emails to Capitol Police and declined to divulge specifics about their content.

"He will be in the hospital for a considerable period of time, presumably weeks", said Jack Sava, trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, who spoke Friday about the Louisiana Republican who remains in critical condition at the hospital in the District.

Bailey was spotted Friday back in the Capitol building, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

Also critically injured yesterday, Matt Mika.