The suspect for the shooting at a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a home inspector from Illinois.

The Washington Post first identified the 66-year-old Belleville resident as the suspect who fired at a practice in Alexandria, Va., injuring five people.

Police did not immediately reveal a motive for the shooting.

James T. Hodgkinson. 

James T. Hodgkinson.


Hodgkinson ran a home inspection business, JTH Inspections, in Belleville. He left that job at the end of 2016, according to his Facebook page.

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On two Facebook accounts, Hodgkinson regularly posted statuses opposing President Trump and Hillary Clinton, while praising Bernie Sanders.

Law enforcement on the scene of the Alexandria shooting.

Law enforcement on the scene of the Alexandria shooting.


“Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.,” he wrote in one March Facebook post.

Hodgkinson showed strong support for Sanders, the socialist senator who challenged Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. One of his Facebook pages features a Sanders picture as its cover photo, and the other has a profile picture of Sanders depicted as Uncle Sam.

This is a developing story.