Wife of alleged Virginia shooter: 'I can't believe he did this'

The gunman who opened fire on congressmen at a Virginia baseball field on Wednesday had a list of Republican names in his pocket at the time of the incident, Fox News has confirmed.

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.

He left her in March, headed to Washington, D.C. The suspect, James Hodgkinson, was killed when officers returned fire.

The couple had been married for 30 years, she said, and he'd sold nearly everything from his business before moving out to D.C.in March.

"I didn't like him from the beginning", she said.

"He never bothered anybody that I knew of", Guetterman said, shaking his head in disbelief that someone living that close to him could do something like that.

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A friend from high school said Loughner "did not watch TV; he disliked the news; he didn't listen to political radio".

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.

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Hodgkinson told his wife he was going to Washington to "work with people to change the tax brackets", she said.

Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said Thursday that Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers.

In the past year, many of his posts consisted of signed petitions with titles such as: "Bernie - please run no matter what" and "Hillary Rodham Clinton should concede the nomination to Bernie Sanders;" CNN reported.

Sanders issued a two-paragraph statement on the shooting and read it almost verbatim on the Senate floor. And then one neighbor told us that he and his family kept to themselves. Scalise remained in critical condition on Friday although his condition has improved, doctors said. A single shot left Scalise, 51, with a shattered bone in his left hip and internal injuries that caused severe bleeding.

Also wounded in the attack were Congressional staffer Zachary Barth, Tyson Foods' Director of Government Relations Matt Mika, and Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner. "He is grateful for the courageous actions of US Capitol Police, first responders and colleagues", his office said in a statement.

Sources tell ABC News that the primary weapon used in shooting was a SKS 7.62 assault style rifle.

Richard Wagner, chief deputy of the St. Clair County sheriff's office, said afterward that Hodgkinson was told about the shooting by a journalist and has been with the Federal Bureau of Investigation since the shooting.

"The. ways they could do that is you've ever been treated by a mental physician or in a mental hospital, or you've been convicted of a felony, or have been convicted of domestic battery", said Wagner.

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