Guns Recovered From Congressional Shooter Appear Legally Purchased, FBI Says

Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'

Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'

The FBI says Hodgkinson left his IL home months ago, and he was living out of a van in Alexandria, where he frequented the YMCA, and even engaged in conversations with the former mayor.

O'Connor said Bost's office has turned over all of their communications from Hodgkinson to U.S. Capitol Police.

This 2006 photo provided by the St. Clair County, Ill., Sheriff's Department shows James T. Hodgkinson.

So it is not surprising owner Bob Kaiser may have heard something many of us want to know: a reason the shooter may have travelled to Washington, D.C.

The Daily Caller first reported that the list, found in Hodgkinson's pocket, contained the names of Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks.

Hodgkinson's attack shocked those who knew him as a popular and "laid-back" blue-collar worker in his hometown of Belleville, Illinois.

Hodgkinson had been licensed as a home inspector and real estate appraiser but did not renew his home inspector licence after it expired in 2016. Scalise remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Hansi, have you been able to track down anyone who knew Hodgkinson?

Sue added that she is exhausted of the media frenzy surrounding the shooting, specifically media members who have been camped outside her home.

Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old former home builder and lead removal contractor, had run-ins with police but no felony convictions. That circumstance is not uncommon for that type of injury, known as a transpelvic gunshot wound, the trauma surgeon said.

"I don't think Tom was a killer I think something broke", he said.

The surgeon on Friday said he was "a lot more confident and optimistic" about Scalise's recovery than he was two days ago. "I just want to let people know that he wasn't evil, that he was, I guess, exhausted of some of the politics that are going on".

MARTIN: And just briefly, what can you tell us about the state of the investigation right now?

According to the FBI, Hodgkinson began shooting at around 7:09 AM EST on June 14 and officers arrived at approximately 7:12 AM and the suspect was engaged by law enforcement at 7:14 AM.

The YMCA says they never received any complaints about him, and no staff member "recalls observing inappropriate or unusual behavior by him", the statement said.