James T. Hodgkinson, the shooter who opened fire on dozens of Republican congressmen and staffers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, had a list of Republican names in his pocket that was recovered by the FBI, The Daily Caller has learned.

The news that the shooter had a list of names suggests the shooting was not a random outburst, but instead appears to be a premeditated political assassination.

The list was written out on notepad paper and found in the shooter’s pocket, according to multiple sources with intimate knowledge of the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the investigation. The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, TheDC has confirmed.

The FBI has contacted at least one of the three congressmen to inform them of their inclusion on the list.

None of the three offices would offer comments on the record when asked about the names on the list. Brooks and Franks’ office further directed all inquiries to the Capitol police, who declined to comment. The FBI’s Washington field office, which is handling the investigation, also provided no comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

All three representatives are members of the House Freedom Caucus, which contains the lower chamber’s most conservative members. Both Duncan and Brooks attended Wednesday’s baseball practice.

Duncan said he spoke with Hodgkinson briefly before the shooting, when the would-be assassin asked him in the parking lot if the players on the field were Republicans or Democrats. Duncan said he answered that the players were Republicans, before leaving the field. Brooks was still present on the field when Hodgkinson began shooting with a rifle, wounding four people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. The gunman died after being shot by a member of Scalise’s security detail.

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  • patriot6

    “according to multiple sources with intimate knowledge of the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity”

    More anonymous leaks. These people need to be fired.

    • Martha Lee Vincent

      NEWSPAPERS SHOULDN’T BE PERMITTED TO PRINT ANYTHING THAT IS NOT ATTRIBUTED TO A NAMED SOURCE !!!! THEY ARE TRYING TO EVADE RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHOULD HAVE TO BE RESPONSIBLE IF THEIR STATEMENTS PROVE TO BE FALSE !!!

      • patriot6
        • VellachSamie

          and clearly you are wrong.

          • patriot6

            Wrong because…you think so? hahahaha As if your opinion matters to anyone but you. LOL

          • VellachSamie

            And so is your opinion

          • patriot6

            To you, naturally. But since I have a platform for my opinions and know approximately how many my opinions do matter to, it doesn’t mean anything if a troll like you discounts them.

          • Tater

            Wrong about what?

  • Disqus-helpsGOVTbreaklaws&kill

    soros..if i pay you enough to make up for your lost construction business. can you do this 1 thing for me..