The gunman who opened fire early today on a group of Republican lawmakers has been identified. His name is James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. He's 66-years-old and once owned a home inspection business . President Trump announced this morning from the White House that Hodgkinson has died from a gunshot wound after firing at members of Congress practicing for a baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia. A Facebook page for a user named James Hodgkinson from Belleville lists several posts that included anti-Trump rhetoric and strong support for Senator Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders says he is `sickened by this despicable act'. Hodgkinson apparently volunteered on his campaign.