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Congress baseball gunman was a Trump-hating 'angry little man':

• by Jennifer Smith

James Hodgkinson, 66, died in hospital after being shot by Capitol Police at the baseball field in Virginia 

He was a staunch Democrat who documented his hatred for President Trump on social media pages

Hodgkinson moved from his home in Illinois to Virginia two months ago and had been living out of his car

He has a long criminal history which includes an assault charge for punching his female neighbor as she tried to protect his daughter from him in 2006

Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, is in a critical condition after being shot by the gunman at 7am

He was taking part in a GOP practice session with other politicians when Hodgkinson opened fire on them 

Two Capitol Police officers who were there to protect 51-year-old Scalise bravely returned fire on the gunman 

They were injured along with lobbyist Matt Mika and congressional staffer Zachary Barth but all are expected to recover

Thursday's game, which the men were practicing for, will go ahead as planned despite the shooting