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Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

"At this time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has assessed that the deceased shooter, James Thomas Hodgkinson, acted alone", said Timothy Vale, a top official in the FBI's Washington, D.C. Field Office.

Slater said Hodgkinson was not known to have a history of diagnosed mental illness, though he displayed "anger management" issues.

Later Wednesday, the hospital treating Scalise, who was shot in the hip and seriously wounded, announced his condition had improved to fair and that he "continues to make good progress".

Hodgkinson shot four people before U.S. Capitol Police officers took him down. "However, a review of the shooter's web searches on the months prior to the shootings revealed only a cursory of two - a cursory search that is - of two of those members", the statement said.

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The morning of the shootings, Hodgkinson, 66, who had been living out of his vehicle parked in a YMCA lot since March, stopped at a storage unit that he rented in April, said Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the Washington FBI office.

According to Slater, Hodgkinson kept a storage unit in Alexandria where investigators found 200 rounds of ammunition. Sometimes, he would visit twice a day, but never for more than an hour.

The day before the attack, Hodgkinson engaged in a profane tirade against President Trump in a conversation with a mechanic in Alexandria, echoing some of the criticisms of Trump and Republicans he had posted on social media accounts. He declined to say whether the people on the list were Republicans or at the baseball practice. He also ran a Google search for "Republican Convention 2017". Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of SC and Trent Franks of Arizona.

"I know that he was struggling in all kinds of different ways, but I do not know the specifics of why he intended, or his motive at the time", Slater said".

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The FBI said that despite Hodgkinson's antipathy for Trump and the Republicans, so far the attack appeared more "spontaneous" than premeditated - though the investigation is still in its early stages, and officials said they have not finished examining all of his electronic devices.

The FBI found that his phone contained photographs at various sites on the National Mall and that he checked his email and text message while in Alexandria.

The charges ranged from minor driving offenses and repeated failures to obtain work permits to battery and driving under the influence. Another police officer was injured.

He fired more than 60 shots, Slater said. "He showed the deputy his firearms identification card". The shooting occurred shortly after 7 a.m., police have said. A sketch of several Washington-area streets also found on the dead gunman was "not deemed to be of investigative significance", Slater said.

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