Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

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The New York Post reported that Hodgkinson would frequent the local YMCA, which is across the street from the Eugene Simpson Park, speaking with the former mayor of Alexandria in the process (via NY Post):Alexandria shooter James Hodgkinson lived out of a gym bag and hung out for the past month and a half at the YMCA across the street from where he opened fire, according to a report Wednesday.

Euille said Hodgkinson had told him he was a home inspector and asked about available jobs, but said he didn't have a bachelor's degree.

"All of your life's possessions in your gym bag?" he said. "He was just a very calm, rational person, I thought", he said.

Authorities believe the 66-year-old had been living out of a van in northern Virginia since March after leaving his southern IL home.

"I yelled, 'Quit shooting toward the houses, '" Schaumleffel said.

After a few weeks, Euille said, he realized that Hodgkinson never was doing a workout and that he apparently had joined the YMCA to use its sauna and shower. One day, he said, he glanced at Hodgkinson's open gym bag and was puzzled.

Until recently, Hodgkinson ran a home-inspection business out of his house in southern IL.

"I never saw him get mad when people were talking good, bad or ugly about any of the political parties", Euille told The Associated Press. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

"Write 100 times, "Dona nobis pacem", with the English translation underneath", said Hilgard of her priest's instructions. That, and he sat in the Y's lobby for hours and hours. In 2006, he was arrested for domestic battery and discharge of a firearm after he punched a man's girlfriend "in the face with a closed fist", according to a police report reviewed by The Daily Beast. The charges were dismissed later that year, according to the court clerk.

Hodgkinson died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning at George Washington University Hospital, after receiving gunshot wounds from Capitol Police officers.

Euille said he had been told by the manager of the YMCA that Hodgkinson was last seen there at 7am Wednesday morning, shortly before the shooting.

When he saw the shooter's picture on CNN, Brennman said, the man looked familiar, but he couldn't place him.

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