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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was wounded along with four others.

James Hodgkinson, 66, who died in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement during the shootout in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, had a list in his pocket that included U.S. Reps. A government official says the suspect in the Virginia shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others has been identified Hodgkinson.

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

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

Duncan said he spoke to Hodgkinson before the shooting.

Asked about her husband's decision to leave for an extended period of time, Hodgkinson said that her daughter and two-year-old granddaughter had recently moved home.




Franks was not on the team, adding uncertainty about the significance of the list of names.

The wife of the Alexandria, Virginia, gunman said she's shocked about the attack and had no idea what her husband was planning. James told her that he was going to Washington, D.C.to "work on taxes" and "change the tax brackets", she said.

He remained in critical condition on Thursday, CBS News reported.

"Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault", Trump said.

Hodgkinson was a volunteer for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign past year and has comments on his social media accounts strongly criticizing President Trump.

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