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Wife of DC Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

Wife of DC Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago. In this April 17, 2012, photo, James Hodgkinson of Belleville protests outside of the United States Post Office in Downtown Belleville, Ill.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - For three months, James T. Hodgkinson lived out of a white cargo van in a gentrified neighborhood just miles from where USA laws are made.

"I don't want to answer these questions about his politics", she said.

WANG: Well, she was very upset speaking to reporters who have been camped outside of her home.

Law officers who've helped her family cope, say this ordeal has shaken the family to its core.

His brother Michael told The New York Times: "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff". "I can't wrap my head around it, OK?"

Hodgkinson says her husband prepared for his trip to Washington by selling everything he owned from his home-inspection business.

"[James] was home all day long and he just wanted a break", she said, adding that she did not know if he had taken any weapons with him as he left.

Texas Rep. Roger Williams said one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot but was doing well and expected to recover fully.

James Hodgkinson sold all of his belongings before going to Washington, according to his wife.

SHAPIRO: What can you tell us about the current status of the FBI investigation?

In the white cargo van where Hodgkinson lived in the area for weeks, investigators found a computer, camera and cell phone that they will analyze. And that vehicle was parked across from the scene of the shooting.

In March, Sheriff's deputies came out to Hodgkinson's house in IL after a neighbor reported hearing 50 gunshots. "We will play for those affected by these despicable and cowardly actions, to support local charities. and to remind the American people that this violence will not define or divide us". Here's what we know so far about those who were injured in the attack. The charges were eventually dropped.

James Hodgkinson ate at local restaurants and complained about the prices, shared donuts with strangers at the YMCA where he hung out, stared into his laptop for hours, and generally drew little attention to himself, said people who encountered him before he opened fire on a congressional baseball team.

She said she didn't necessarily consider his departure odd.