Published: Wed, June 21, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Mo Brook's name found on hit list of Congressional baseball shooter

Mo Brook's name found on hit list of Congressional baseball shooter

The senator spoke hours after a man identified as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, opened fire on Republican lawmakers, aides and others practising baseball in suburban Alexandria, Virginia.

Authorities say he had a handwritten list in his pocket.

Brooks is a fourth-term congressman from Huntsville.

They are Reps. Scot DesJarlais (R-TN) (pronounced day-zharr-LAY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA).

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Brooks tells CNN that he was contacted by Capitol Police and told his name and office number were on the list.

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was the only congressman injured in the shooting.

All three members of the House whose names were reported by The Daily Caller are members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

Hodgkinson was very anti-Republican and anti-President Donald Trump. She said shortly before James Hodgkinson left, her "daughter just moved back home and has a 2-year-old".

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Hodgkinson is accused of shooting at several members of the Republican baseball team that was practicing this week for the annual congressional baseball game played for charity. He says Hodgkinson told him Trump screwed up the nation "more than anyone in the history of this country".

The shooting began minutes later.

A spokeswoman for Capitol Police did not return CNN's request for comment.

Investigators say they have yet to find anything indicating Hodgkinson had an attack plan in mind, adding he told his wife earlier this week he was heading back to IL and he canceled his membership in the YMCA the day before the shooting and talked to a local garage about getting his van ready.

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