Leftist Opens Fire on Republican Charity Baseball Event
James Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old Illinois resident, has been named as the gunman who shot Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, two police officers, and a staffer Zack Barth.
Hodgkinson has the following image posted to social media:
Hodgkinson, an outspoken Bernie Sanders supporter, opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a practice for an upcoming charity baseball game for lawmakers. The Republicans were holding practice during the attempted massacre.
On social media, Hodgkinson recently posted, "Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co."
He has also posted numerous memes and photographs indicating he holds extreme disdain for President Trump.
One of those memes, seen below, says "STOP FIGHTING OVER WHO CREATED THE WORLD AND FIGHT AGAINST THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DESTROYING IT."
Hodgkinson was shot and taken into custody. He was given medical treatment but died during treatment.