"The heroes are the police officers who attacked the shooter, and in doing so quite probably saved many, many lives", the congressman said. But he ignored a reporter's attempt to ask him questions on the incident.
"Once we got back to the Hill, we got word that there was a shooting".
Lobstein said, "I hope that people can forgive him, but don't forget it". "I can not believe it", she said.
Hodgkinson's Facebook page paints a portrait of a man with strong political views.
Hodgkinson reportedly shot a barrage of bullets at a park in Alexandria, Virginia, while Republican Congress members were having a baseball practice session on June 14.
The Blues public address announcer remembers James T. Hodgkinson from their time at Belleville West High School together.
He even donated $18 to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign through the fundraising platform ACT Blue in 2015 and 2016.
"I am sickened by this despicable act".
One witness said she never saw the attacker's face but cowered in fear as the sound of the gunshots appeared to come closer, as she walked her dogs near the baseball field. In the vast majority of those cases, the charges were dismissed.
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), the third-ranking Republican in the House, was critically wounded when he was shot in the hip. Officials said an aide for a Texas congressman, police officers, and an employee of Tyson Foods were also wounded.
In a statement, Shimkus expressed his support for the victims of the shooting.
Hodgkinson died at a Washington, D.C., hospital after being shot by Capitol Police. "I can't wrap my head around it, OK?"
Social media posts also revealed more details about Hodgkinson and his politics.
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