But with James Hodgkinson named as the Alexandria shooter, the national spotlight's here. He wounded four people.
Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remained in critical condition Friday; three others wounded have been released from hospitals.
Hodgkinson had run-ins with the law and did not appear to live a stable life before police shot and killed him during the firefight on the baseball field.
Sonia Gupta, said to be a former prosecutor from Mr. Scalise's home state of Louisiana contributed, "Before you start dropping to your knees to pray for @SteveScalise, remember that he's a racist piece of -- and hateful bigot".
"I had two little grandkids out here, (ages) 6 and 3". The left plays by different rules; rules of which they should be ashamed.
"The Belleville community in general is surprised.no one seemed to think he was capable of such an extreme act", Rieck said. "It was loud", he said. In the past, neighbors had complained about him shooting guns near their home. "We've got kids over here in this yard'". Moments later, over 50 shots from a high-powered rifle were fired.
In 2006, he was arrested on a battery charge after allegedly punching a woman in the face, then striking her boyfriend in the head with the wooden stock of a 12-gauge shotgun before firing a round at the man, according to a sheriff's department report.
Wagner said there was no way to predict that Hodgkinson would take such violent action.
The FBI posted a notice asking for information about Hodgkinson, including these contact phone numbers: 202-278-2000 and 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).
"I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign", said a statement from the former Democratic presidential hopeful.
Stephen Brennwald, an attorney and YMCA regular, said he thought it was odd that Hodgkinson never exercised or wore workout clothes. But people here are wondering, you know, how much the political divide now in the country has to do with what happened.
Along with many others, I have suggested that in the wake of James Hodgkinson's rampage, Democrats should look in the mirror and consider whether the insane climate of hate they have fomented over the last seven months contributed to the overtly political crime committed by one of their fervent supporters.
"I, you know, I just don't know what to tell you people", she said. They've also found a cell phone, a computer and camera in a white van that the Federal Bureau of Investigation says he was living in in Alexandria since March.
"ATF has conducted traces on these weapons and has determined that both were purchased by the shooter from federal firearms licensees".