The Latest: Gunman’s wife says she didn’t know his plans
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others were shot by a gunmen in Alexandria, Va., on June 14 while finishing baseball practice for a charity game. (Video: Gillian Brockell/Photo: John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
By Associated PressJune 15 at 6:39 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (all times local):
The wife of the gunman who wounded a Republican congressman and several others says her husband went to Washington because he wanted to work with people on changing tax brackets.
Sue Hodgkinson told reporters outside her Illinois home Thursday that she was busy with her job and didn’t know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, did between January and March. But she says he sold items from his business and told her he was going to Washington.
Sue Hodgkinson says she saw no signs her husband was planning violence, didn’t know what to say about it and wanted her family and neighbors left alone.