Arizona representative on list of Congressional baseball practice shooter

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jun 16, 2017

The man accused of opening fire on dozens of Republican lawmakers at the Congressional baseball practice earlier this week had a list of names in his pocket which included an Arizona representative.

According to the Daily Caller, the piece of paper contained the names of GOP congressmen Trent Franks of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Jeff Duncan of South Carolina. The findings possibly alluded that the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday was not random — but that has not been confirmed.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among five people who were injured at the baseball field. As of Friday afternoon, Scalise remained in critical condition at a Washington, DC-area hospital.

Scalise was apparently shot in the hip and suffered internal bleeding and damage to his lungs, according to hospital officials.

Law enforcement identified the shooter as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. The 66-year-old later died of his injuries.

ABC15 reached out to Frank's office but they said because the investigation is ongoing they have no comment. Instead, they directed all inquiries to the U.S. Capitol Police.