The man identified as the gunman who wounded several people, including a congressman, at a Republican baseball practice in the Washington, D.C., area on Wednesday campaigned in the Quad-Cities for Sen.
Sanders, of Vermont, says in a statement: "I am sickened by this despicable act".
Real change can only come through non-violent action, he continued. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said the two U.S. Capitol police officers who were part of a detail there to protect Scalise and who returned fire with the shooter, were in "good condition". He also offered his prayers for those who were wounded and thanked the Capitol Police officers who responded. A message from the GOP leadership says no votes are expected in the House on Wednesday. Among those hit were Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the House's majority whip.
Shortly before noon, Trump announced Hodgkinson had died.
Charles Orear, 50, a restaurant manager from St. Louis, told The Washington Post that he became friendly with Hodgkinson during Sanders' presidential campaign, describing him as a "quiet guy" who was "very mellow, very reserved".
Though a motive for the shooting is unknown at this time, Hodgkinson is a member of several anti-republican social media groups one of them being, "Terminate the Republican Party".
Court records reviewed and obtained by NBC News show that Hodgkinson was charged in 2006 with assaulting his girlfriend.
The FBI and police officials said they would not share any information about the suspect's motivation at a press conference. He said the only reason Capitol Police were there was because Scalise is a House leader. In the immediate aftermath of Wednesday's shooting, a user by the name Mari-Ellen Cain posted a black and white image on the page that read, "And it's one, two, three shots you're out at the old ball game!"