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Weapons used in Republican baseball shooting appear legally bought - police
June 15, 2017 / 7:09 PM / 5 months ago

Weapons used in Republican baseball shooting appear legally bought - police

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Capitol Police said on Thursday the 9 mm handgun and 7.62 calibre rifle believed to have been used by the man who shot Representative Steve Scalise and three others as they practiced for a baseball game were purchased legally.

Police investigate a shooting scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington in Alexandria, Virginia, June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“Both were purchased by the shooter from federal firearms licensees. We currently have no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful,” the Capitol Police said in a statement. The FBI has recovered a cell phone, a computer and a camera from the vehicle used by the gunman, James Hodgkinson, the statement said.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by David Alexander

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