ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The man who opened fire on Congress members as they practiced for a charity baseball game apparently was living out of a cargo van and kept mostly to himself.
James T. Hodgkinson, identified as the shooter who opened fire on Republican members of Congress at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (MGN)
Officials say James T. Hodgkinson wounded House Rep. Steve Scalise and others Wednesday morning. Capitol police guarding the House majority whip then fatally shot Hodgkinson.
Authorities believe the 66-year-old had lived in his van near the scene of the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, since March. He left his southern Illinois home earlier this year.
Members of a YMCA near the shooting site say Hodgkinson spent time there. But former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille said Hodgkinson rarely joined in political discussions at the gym.
The man expressed grievances online about President Donald Trump and Republicans, but authorities said they're still working to determine a motive.
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney received a threatening email shortly after a man opened fire on members of Congress and others on a baseball field.
The subject line read, "One down, 216 to go..."
That's according to the New York Republican's spokeswoman, Hannah Andrews, who said her office alerted Capitol Police.
There are 238 Republicans in the House, but 217 voted for a bill that would repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health law. It was unclear whether the email writer was referring to that vote.
Matt Mika's family says the Michigan native is in critical condition after being shot during a baseball practice for congressional Republicans.
In a statement, his family says Mika was shot multiple times Wednesday and is in surgery. The family says "baseball is one of his great passions."
Mika is director of government relations for Tyson Foods. He's an Oakland County native and graduate of Adrian College.
He previously worked for U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg and former U.S. Rep. David Camp, both Michigan Republicans. Walberg says Mika was helping the Republican team prepare for a game against the Democrats.
George Washington University Hospital says one of the two patients it was treating following the shooting at a congressional baseball practice has died while the other remains in critical condition.
Hospital spokeswoman Susan Griffiths did not identify either patient, but President Donald Trump had just announced that the shooter had died of his injuries.
Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise underwent surgery for a gunshot to the hip and was in stable condition.
Capitol Police officers who were in his security detail had wounded the shooter. Two of those officers also were wounded and both were expected to recover.
The fifth person wounded in the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning was a former congressional aide, who now works for Tysons Food.
The Illinois man who shot a Republican congressman and several other people Wednesday while they practiced baseball outside the nation's capital had a number of run-ins with police in recent years, including arrests for battery, resisting arrest and drunken driving.
James T. Hodgkinson, who was 66, was fatally shot by police. Court records show that his legal trouble started in the 1990s. His most serious problems apparently came in 2006, when he was arrested on the battery charge. Records indicate he has not been involved in any legal cases since 2011.
Hodgkinson's Facebook page indicates that, until recently, he ran a home-inspection business out of his home in Belleville, in the southwestern corner of the state, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.
Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders says the man authorities identified as opening fire on the Republican congressional baseball practice had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign.
Sanders, of Vermont, says in a statement: "I am sickened by this despicable act."
He says that "violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms."
He paid tribute to Capitol Police for their response to the shooting, and said his "hopes and prayers" are with House GOP Whip Steve Scalise and others who were wounded.
Sanders challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election.
He adds in his statement that "real change" can only come through nonviolent action.
Trump says assailant in Scalise shooting has died, congressman in stable condition.
Gov't official: Suspect in shooting of congressman in Virginia identified as Illinois man named James T. Hodgkinson.
A law enforcement official says the shooting in Virginia that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others is being investigated as a criminal act rather than an act of terrorism.
The official, who was not authorized to speak by name and spoke on condition of anonymity, also says the FBI is taking over the investigation, which is standard protocol in attacks involving federal officials such as a congressman. A news conference has been scheduled by law enforcement for later in the morning.
The office of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise confirms that he has been shot in the hip and is undergoing surgery.
The Louisiana Republicans is in stable condition at a Washington hospital.
The statement says that before the surgery Scalise was "in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone."
He praised the efforts of U.S. Capitol Police and other first responders.
Scalise was shot in Alexandria, Virginia as congressional Republicans practiced for the annual congressional baseball game..
In a statement Wednesday, Williams said that at about 7 a.m. this morning, a gunman arrived at the practice and opened fire. Williams said he was not shot but that a member of his staff was and is receiving medical attention.
Williams said the gunman has been detained.
Williams, who is one of the coaches, said the Republican baseball team holds its practice every morning at 6:30 a.m. at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia.
US Capitol Police say they have 'robust police presence' around Capitol, building still open after Virginia shooting.
No Iowa representatives were at the shooting, as none are on the team.
Sen. Jeff Flake: Gunman in Scalise shooting had "a rifle of some sort ... a lot of ammo."
Police in Alexandria, Virginia tweeted that the suspect in a shooting is in custody.
A congressional aide said someone shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise at congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning.
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers.
A Congressional source tells ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathon Karl at least 5 people shot.
Those are Rep. Scalise, 2 members of his security detail, a staffer and a lobbyist.
President Trump said in a statement "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy.”
Alexandria is about 9 miles from Washington D.C. just west of the Potomac River.