FBI Finds Storage Unit of GOP Baseball Practice Shooter, Reveals Shooting Could Have Been Much Worse

The FBI located a storage unit on Wednesday that belonged to James Hodgkinson, the shooter that injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others at a GOP congressional baseball practice. The components within the storage unit suggest that the shooting could have been significantly worse than what actually occurred.

Timothy Slater, an FBI agent in Washington D.C., reported the findings.

“In April 2017, the shooter rented a storage unit in Alexandria,” stated Slater, “in which we found a laptop computer, an excess of 20o rounds of ammunition, a receipt for a November 2016 gun purchase, and additional SKS rifle components.

“Through a review of activity logs at the storage facility,” he continued, “we determined that the shooter visited his unit more than 43 times between April and June. And every day between June 4th and June 14th.”

“The morning of the shooting,” Slater said, “he arrived at his storage unit at 6:23 a.m. and departed at 6:35 a.m. In the shooter’s vehicle, located at the scene of the shooting, we found another laptop computer, a cellphone, and a digital camera.”

“FBI analysis of the electronic media items recovered which I will note is still ongoing,” he added, “did not reveal that the shooter placed any online posts or threats or references to members of Congress or the congressional baseball game itself.”

“The shooter made numerous posts on his social media accounts,” he announced, “espousing anti-Republican views, however, those posts appeared to be First Amendment protected rights.”


First reported by TheBlaze.