Rep. DesJarlais’ name on list found with congressional baseball shooter

Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 has confirmed that Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ name was on a list that was found with the man who opened fire on a congressional baseball practice last week.

Officials said DesJarlais is now working with Capitol Police, congressional leadership and his staff to review and improve safety measures.

The shooting, which injured House GOP Whip Steve Scalise and others, happened last Wednesday morning. Scalise remains hospitalized and has since undergone surgery.

PHOTOS: Shooting at congressional baseball practice

The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, was shot and killed by police. Authorities said he was armed with a rifle and lots of ammo at the time.The shooting, which injured House GOP Whip Steve Scalise and others, happened last Wednesday morning. Scalise remains hospitalized and has since undergone surgery.

Authorities said Hodgkinson had a history of anti-GOP activity.

The investigation is ongoing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s