Wife of Virginia shooter James Hodgkinson: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

The FBI says the man who shot a USA congressman and three other people during the Republican congressional baseball team's practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday appears to have bought his guns legally.

James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill., who belonged to a number of anti-Republican groups, opened fire on the GOP baseball team as it held what would have been the final practice before Thursday's game against the Democrats in Washington at Nationals Park. Two members of the Capitol Police, Crystal Griner and David Bailey, were also wounded.

Four people - including Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip from Louisiana, who was shot in the hip - were wounded in the shooting.

The couple had been married for 30 years, she said, and he'd sold nearly everything from his business before moving out to D.C.in March.

Duncan told reporters the morning of the attack that he had encountered Hodgkinson who asked him if it was Republican or Democratic lawmakers on the field. "I can't wrap my head around it, okay?" A government official says the suspect in the Virginia shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others has been identified Hodgkinson.

But she maintained there was nothing she could have done about it.

A friend from high school said Loughner "did not watch TV; he disliked the news; he didn't listen to political radio".

The roads surrounding the Alexandria baseball field where the shooting took place remain closed as the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to search the area for any new clues, reports CBS News correspondent Chip Reid.

Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, is also in critical condition.

Geoppo said he didn't have much interaction with Hodgkinson.

"He wanted to go up there to work with people to change the tax brackets", she said.

"I just remember him being extremely quiet, didn't really make eye contact."

James Hodgkinson was a regular editorial contributor to the Belleville News Democrat newspaper, complaining about taxes and urging higher taxes on the rich.

The FBI is investigating the situation and is looking into Hodgkinson's exact motive. The bureau said it had recovered a cell phone, computer, and camera in the van.

Hodgkinson was killed in an encounter with police who responded to the scene Wednesday morning.

Suzanne Hodgkinson was visibly shaken during the interview as she was escorted by St. Clair Deputy Chief Rick Wagner. "I'm a strong believer in the NRA", Collins said. "I know he wasn't happy when Trump got elected but he seemed like a nice enough guy", one neighbor of the IL man said, according to the profile written by Business Insider's Michelle Mark.

  • Larry Hoffman