Alexandria shooter who wounded congressman identified; special counsel investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, June 15.

James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old man from Belleville, Illinois, was the man who shot and wounded four people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, at an Alexandria baseball field Wednesday. Hodgkinson was shot by police and later died at George Washington University Hospital. Hodgkinson was reportedly living out of his car in the months leading up to the shooting, and police are asking residents who encountered the shooter for any information. You can read more details about the shooting here. Crowds gathered around Alexandria in solidarity Wednesday evening.
(The Washington Post, WTOP, ABC 7 News)

The special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election is now investigating President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice.
(The Washington Post)

Fresh off losing his bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart said he’s considering challenging Sen. Tim Kaine in 2018.
(The Washington Post)

Rolling Stone magazine will pay a $1.65 million settlement for its discredited story about a rape at University of Virginia.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Hank Williams Jr. will perform at Celebrate Virginia After Hours on June 17 in Fredericksburg.

A year after its opening, True Health and Wholeness gym in Arlington is now closed.