SUSPECT KILLED: Shooting Suspect ID'd As James Hodgkinson - Hardcore Bernie Sanders Supporter

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On Facebook in 2015, Hodgkinson made at least one comment about the Republican congressman he is accused of eventually attacking in person.

Officials say Hodgkinson was carrying an assault weapon similar to an M-4 rifle and a handgun.

The FBI has taken control of the crime scene, which is located some 7 miles away from the White House in Washington, D.C.

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office in IL has been contacted for information about Hodgkinson by authorities investigating the shooting in Alexandria, an official with the sheriff's office told ABC News.

Williams, who is one of the coaches of the Republican baseball team, said the team holds its practice every morning at 6:30 a.m.at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park.

The suspect allegedly talked to Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina) briefly before the shooting began.

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The Lousiana Congressman was among those that were injured. Scalise underwent surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

"I am sickened by this despicable act", the Vermont lawmaker said about the shooting.

U.S. media identified Hodgkinson, who died following a shootout with police in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, as the gunman behind the early-morning attack that left five people wounded, including Steve Scalise, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and two Capitol Police officers. Barton said his son, Jack, got under an SUV.

According to a police report obtained by NBC News, officers in Hodgkinson's hometown responded to reports of "shots fired" involving the man in March.

Capitol Police said officers who were part of Scalise's security detail returned fire and wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody. Republicans also control both chambers of Congress.

Stephen Brennwald, an attorney who said he saw the man every time he visited the facility recently, said he never recalled him talking to anyone.

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Michael Hodgkinson, the suspect's estranged brother, said that Trump's election had upset him. Barton was at the game with his son when the shooting happened.

Trump won the US presidential election in November and took office in January.

The shooting today is the first shooting of a United States representative since Gabrielle Giffords in 2011.

Senator Bernie Sanders asked the public to "stop the violence" and wished a full recovery to Scalise.

Trump also tweeted that though Scalise was "badly injured", he would "fully recover". This hatred and violence has no place in America - it flies in the face of the very democracy our nation is rooted in.

"I just didn't want her to wake up and learn the news", Flake said.

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Governor Greg Abbott shared his thoughts and prayers for those affected.

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