Would-be gunman launched into Trump tirade before shooting

This crime should be a wake-up call.

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66.

Federal authorities are investigating Hodgkinson's motives, including examining social media posts that included anti-Trump and anti-Republican sentiments.

Married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years, she declined to answer questions about his politics and whether they had consumed him. Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible", saying, "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it".

Many Americans aren't happy with the way the nation has been going. They won't look down on the fact that he, you know, he did wrong.

An FBI officer collects evidence at the site of Wednesday's shooting.

Residents from one southern IL city are still in shock after finding out one of their neighbors is accused of shooting several people, including a congressman, outside of Washington D.C. Wednesday morning.

The Daily Caller said it had confirmed three of the names: Brooks, South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan and Arizona Congressman Trent Franks.

Investigators may get some clues as to Hodgkinson's motivation by talking to family members and others who knew him.

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A former mayor of Alexandria, William Euille, told CNN that he saw Hodgkinson around the YMCA, and described him as a "loner". He was squeezing off five or six rounds at a time, according to the report of the incident, and fired about 50 shots in all. However, the Facebook page that was believed to be that of Hodgkinson contains anti-Trump messages. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced the shooter was a volunteer for the senator's failed presidential campaign.

All Americans, no matter their party affiliation, should be equally sickened. "But he never really implied one way or the other that he was pro-Democrat, anti-GOP Republican or anything like that". "He was just a very calm, rational person, I thought", he said.

"Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs against our most deeply held American values".

Hodgkinson, who's from a suburb of St. Louis, died after he was shot and taken into custody.

President Trump is not planning to attend the game due to security concerns, the White House said on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the shootings seemed to unite an often-divided Congress.

Walker tweeted about the shooting Wednesday morning, thanking Capitol Police for its bravery.

Republican and Democratic team members set aside partisan politics Thursday night to play the game, and said they are competing as one - Team Scalise.