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FBI: Baseball shooting not terrorism


FBI Investigators, seen here searching for evidence at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park where a shooting had happened while Republican politicians were playing baseball, has found the act wasn’t terrorism. Picture: Getty

THE FBI says a gunman acted alone when he shot and wounded a top House Republican and four other people on a northern Virginia baseball field.

Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the Washington FBI office, also said during a news conference that James T. Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism.

Jarrod Sierocki

James T. Hodgkinson, the rifle-toting 66-year-old who opened fire on a Republican politicians practising for a baseball game. Picture: AFPSource:AFP

Jarrod Sierocki

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot and badly wounded, requiring multiple surgeries. Picture: APSource:AP

House Republican Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, was wounded in the shooting last week. He has undergone several surgeries and remains hospitalised. His condition has been upgraded to serious.

Mr Scalis…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/fbi-baseball-shooting-of-republicans-not-terrorism/news-story/b416f6b601fd64871629c2a861c76f6f

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