Dramatic New Video Captures Exact Moment Shooter Opened Fire On GOP Baseball Practice

Tyler Durden's picture

A shocking new video has just been released by the New York Post which reveals the exact moment that the "progressive," never-Trumper James Hodgkinson opened fire on the GOP's baseball practice in Alexandria, VA.  As we noted earlier this morning, the shooting left Majority Whip Steve Scalise and 4 others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

The video was taken by someone enjoying a stroll in the park when shooting broke out.  As many as 25 gun shots can be heard in the recording though it's unclear how many of the shots were fired by the gunman and how many were fired by police.  In the end of the video you can see people huddling around someone, presumably Scalise, in the outfield just beyond the 2nd base position.  Per the New York Post:

More than 25 bullets can be heard ripping through the air in the footage, which was captured by a witness close to the field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park.


At one point, a man can be seen lying in the middle of the field.


“Do we know where he’s at?” the man recording the video can be heard saying. “I assume people have been calling 911 already.”


The shooting continues for several minutes, with some pauses in between the gunfire. Toward the end of the video, several gunshots are fired in quick succession, as people shout in the background.


The footage then shows several people crowd around the player on the field.

As we noted earlier, the shooter has been identified as 66-year-old, never-Trumper and Bernie Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois.  Hodgkinson has since died from gunshot wounds he incurred during a shootout with police.

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jacketch's picture

There should be a hefty fine for every person who takes video in the vertical-portrait format instead of the horizontal-landscape format.

TabakLover's picture

Well I'll say this about this guy.  He weren't no "keyboard cowboy" like most here on ZH.  He was pissed about the govt (Damn right),  and he had lead (stacking baby!) ...and he used it. (Well, ummmmmm.  Soon as the come for me!) 

Shpedly's picture

Sounds to me that he was a fuck up. Lost his home inspection business license and was looking for a bed and 3 squares a day.

Wahooo's picture

You have a point. And he was even more responsible and effective than other terrorists in that he targeted members of TPTB And not just lowly civilians.

Off The Reservation's picture

So now we know Dems make false flags when in power and real attacks when not.

pocomotion's picture

Here's an overhead photo of the field:


now where was everybody? 

El_Puerco's picture

HEY!...People!... I think we are one step to...


Producing a play about Julius Caesar as Donald Trump in the cauldron of New York is indoctrinating the murder of President Trump from a well funded group of globalists who have been year by year wresting power from the American People, since the 1929 Stock Crash. 


McCain’s latest stunning public shot was to tell The Guardian that America’s standing in the world was stronger under former President Barack Obama, a man the Arizona senator has torched for a “feckless” foreign policy.





Old Codger's picture

I am 78,  and I have NEVER witnessed such an hysterical reaction to an election loss, anywhere!

Socialists seem to have lost the plot.  Maybe if they had them count the votes would have been fairer and better?



pocomotion's picture

Now the wife won't let me buy a .22.  I have a bee bee gun that's accurate for 30-35 yards. 

Heck, maybe she already bought me one for fathers day.  If that .22 is all I am allowed then I will make her lay down and use her as a bunker as the blue helmets advance.

Shpedly's picture

Lol. My mother would not let me have a Red Rider BB gun when I was a kid. So I hung around kids with even better stuff. Years pass and guess what? I own and enjoy all the better stuff within the letter of the law. Sorry Mom. You should have let me have the BB gun. It might have just been a passing boyhood phase.

Ginsengbull's picture

If your wife doesn't like the smell of your cigar, maybe you should find a new wife.

didthatreallyhappen's picture

I suspect the last time the nation saw this reaction was when Lincoln won

Interested_Observer's picture

News reports are now saying the long gun was an SKS 7.62 caliber.

Abbie Normal's picture

Those darn Russkies and their WW-II era guns, always getting into the thick of things.

Coincidence that the same type of rifle was used by the Dallas cop shooter, who happened to have considerably better aim.

Ginsengbull's picture

No way 7.62x39, they don't wound. 

Homie's picture

I thought terrorists only come by plane?

Jethro's picture

Well, the MSM has been cultivating the homegrown variety vigorously over the last 6 months.

Wahooo's picture

Don't worry, they found his passport.

Stan522's picture

That sounds like an AR.....

stormsailor's picture

sounded like an ar to me too.  get el's opionion, i believe he has heard them from both ends

Ginsengbull's picture

Maybe an AR converted to .22LR.

mary mary's picture

Guns don't kill.  Democrats kill.

Tzanchan's picture

#FalseFlag, maybe? Librhuls are bad shots; I probly coulda taken down 20 people with that rifle

Zero_Brains's picture

Interesting dynamic. Crazy-ass Democrats, most probably with their big fat snouts in the public trough, can't handle the fact that elections have consequences. Oh yeah, and it's all the Russian's fault.

InternetToughGuy's picture

The video doesn't show jack-shit.

I will believe this to be yet another HOAX in long string of HOAXES until proven otherwise.

Wahooo's picture

Stupid video shot by a guy hiding behind a trashcan. Shows absolutely nothing. Dramatic??? Only if you're excited by a video shot through thw slits of a trashcan ahowing no action whatsoever. Oh well, it was shot by a Republican and we all know they have no sense of the media and the dramatic.

Shpedly's picture

It did show one thing. That dog in the beginning, smarter than everybody. His ass hightailed it out of there after first shot.

Ginsengbull's picture

Was that a dog?


It looked like a sheep.

Swamidon's picture

What's the problem?  Why can't these Morons learn to shoot?

Abbie Normal's picture

Shoot what -- rifles or footage?

DeathingerStar's picture

"Helleuva way to start a FUCKING morning"...Really? After that? ...the media censors the word, "fucking"??? 

MarsInScorpio's picture

What these oatmeal-for-brains Republicans can't grasp is that by allowing the Dems to do the closet GOP Insurrection Supporters dirty work through the Progressives (what a 1984 word-twisting), Malicious Seditious Media, Soros-funded Antifa Black Shirts, the Clinton Crime Clan, the Deep State, and the federal judiciary, they are actually setting themselves up for assassination - as we saw today.


We all know it is the Insurrection that is perversely created in the twisted mechanizations of a "Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory" of the criminally insane social sciences from wince these violent lunatics emerge - consistently they are the ones provoking violence against people and institutions, and in doing so, gaining more positive reinforcement for their insanity than anyone could ever imagine from the Malicious Seditious Media, and the rest of the list above.

Now these monsters have turned on their GOP-side creators. While we can marvel at the poetic justice this manifests, more important to the survival of ourselves, our families, and our Republic, this is nothing less than "The Shot Heard Round the World" heralding not freedom as it did over 200-years ago, rather it heralds the first strike of the insane Insurrection against us.

We've all read endless posts proclaiming the coming of a Civil War; this is Fort Sumter for those too shallow to understand today's significance.

They are organized, and we are not. They possess a cadre of psychopathic serial murderers, we lack the homicidal maniacs they enlisted.

The time is come to face reality: For those GOPe closet-cases, you are now their target. And just as they murdered Seth Rich, and Sean Lucas, and a near endless list of others, as you saw for yourself today, they will murder you.

This is not a "one-off;" this is the first shot beginning a campaign of treasonous insurrection that will consume you.

To the GOPe, the slightly altered words of Ernest Hemingway's epigraph for his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, foretells your future.

Taken from Meditation XVII of the 1624 work of John Donne's Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, Wikipedia notes that "Hemingway quotes part of the meditation (using Donne's original spelling) in the book's epigraph, which in turn refers to the practice of tolling bells for a funeral:

" . . . never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee."

In modern English, and structuring it to apply directly to the GOPe closet members of the Clinton-Obama-Deep State-Malicious Seditious Media Insurrection, the message to these fools is: "Don't doubt for a single second whose death the funeral bell is tolling; It tolls for you."   


Ginsengbull's picture

False Flag Alert.


There is no crying in baseball.


Tom Hanks, presidential candidate, said so.

William Dorritt's picture

Wait for it ......Pelosi and Shummer will introduce Legislation to disarm Republicans in a day or two

dogismycopilot's picture

Democrats are American ISIS.

aliens is here's picture

It's time for Trump to declare marshall law and arrest all them mother fucker DemoRats and judges or more people will die.

Jethro's picture

No thanks.  It would be better to just cut all forms of welfare and fire half the federal workforce.  The ghetto goblins would get froggy real quick, and start the war on their own.

Laughing.Man's picture

Not feasible to have a nation-wide martial law.  Besides the lack of manpower, who's going to pay for it?

headless blogger's picture

Today I went into Washington post to see what they were saying in the Radicalized Leftist comment section, but the Washington Post won't allow comments on this story.

If this had been a Right wing nut who was shooting Dems, their comment section would have been open.

Verniercaliper's picture

Most kind of the government to show you the splendors of South East Asia...how was the culture? I understand the cuisine is delicious....