Reports: Deceased Gunman Identified as 66-Year-Old Illinois Man


James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, identified by law enforcement officials as the gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a Virginia baseball field, has died from his injuries, President Donald Trump said Wednesday.

“The assailant has now died from his injuries,” Trump said in comments about the shooting.

Hodgkinson, reportedly an avid supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, was shot and mortally wounded by police before being taken into custody.

NBC News reported that there was “political or domestic motivation” behind Hodgkinson’s attack, not international terrorism. But the FBI is investigating it as a “deliberate attack,” CNN reported. …

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