[UPDATE: The CBS News report cited in this article is erroneous; Hodgkinson used an SKS in the attack. JKP]
CBS News reports that the man who attacked the GOP Congressional baseball practice was James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. They are further reporting that the rifle used was “similar to an M4,” a reference to the Colt M4 which is used by the U.S. Military. The lack of specificity in that identification means we still don’t know the specific firearm used, but more than likely it was a semi-automatic magazine fed rifle of some sort.
owns a home inspection business. His home inspection license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, state records show.
Hodgkinson was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle, according to online records in St. Clair County, Illinois. The charges were dismissed, records show.
Representative Scalise, who was shot in the hip during the attack, is apparently out of surgery and recovering.
Always remember: mainstream media sources are notoriously bad at getting facts about firearms right, so take the above with a grain of salt.
More as it develops.