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Hodgkinson is originally from Belleville, Illinois - 800 miles from where the 66-year-old opened fire on Republican members of Congress at a Virginia baseball field. Steve Scalise and three others at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia.

Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remained in critical condition Friday. She said she thought her husband, James Hodgkinson, had gone to the Washington area to work on tax policy.

Hodgkinson, the progressive Democrat who shot and wounded five people Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, carried with him a list of Republicans he wanted to assassinate, according to a new report citing sources close to the investigation.

Hodgkinson grew up here in the very part of the country many say is left out of the political conversation. With the chief deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department by her side, she said she felt "horrible" about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years.

"I can't believe he did this", Sue said.

She said she knew of no obvious catalyst for her husband's leaving, though she mentioned her daughter had recently moved back home with a child. "There's nothing I could do about it".

Sue Hodgkinson said she and James were married for nearly 30 years.

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"I just want y'all to go away and leave my neighbors in peace". In addition to targeting Republicans and the newfound assassination list, Hodgkinson posted inflammatory statements on Facebook criticizing President Trump and other members of the Republican party.

Not mentioned: In 2002, according to police records, Hodgkinson became the foster father of a girl whom he allegedly abused.

"He seemed like a loner", said Mr William Euille, a former Alexandria mayor who came to know Hodgkinson during regular morning stops at the YMCA. Apparently, Hodgkinson failed to recognize Rep. Duncan or lost the nerve to confront him, but thankfully the Clinton, SC Congressman left the parking lots minutes before the shooting started.

On March 24, Bill Schaumleffel recalled hearing shots being fired outside his house, which stands about 500 feet behind Hodgkinson's home.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who was present at the shooting, commended the Capitol Police for their protection and quick response.

The FBI is still investigating the case and is looking through Hodgkinson's belongings, including his cellphone, computer and camera.

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

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