One injured aide has been released. "We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", he said from the White House.
Five innocent people were shot in the attack, including House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise. When asked who would win the Congressional baseball game, Congressman Brad Sherman, who is a Democrat from California, answered "America".
In the wake of this tragedy, all we can do is pray for the continued healing of Louisiana Congressmen Steve Scalise and give thanks that the lives of Congressmen Brooks and Palmer and so many others were spared Wednesday morning.
Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. He remains in critical condition from a shot to the hip. Mika worked for two Michigan Republicans before becoming a lobbyist in 2008, and was volunteering to help with the practice. Capitol Police officers returned fire, and Hodgkinson was fatally wounded.
The first, Wanda Ashley Stock, 17, committed suicide in 1996 by pouring gasoline on herself and setting herself on fire after a few months of living with the Hodgkinsons, the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
A cell phone, a camera and a computer were recovered from Hodgkinson's vehicle, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
In March he endorsed a petition from left-leaning activist group Change.Org branding Trump a "traitor" who "has destroyed our democracy". The YMCA said that Hodgkinson had canceled his membership on Tuesday, and said he was moving.
"I'm sorry that he did this, but there's nothing I can do about it", she said, according to interviews posted on St. Louis television stations' websites. Hodgkinson maintained a social media presence that was pro-Bernie Sanders and anti-Republican.
"I am sickened by this despicable act, and let me be as clear as I can be: Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", the Vermont senator said.
Authorities are still working to determine the motive for the attack, according to AP.
The FBI has already recovered two weapons: a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62 caliber rifle.