The gunman who opened fire on two dozen people at the Washington, D.C., school on Friday, killing at least nine, was killed by police after a standoff with police, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
Authorities have identified the gunman as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old Army veteran from Belleville, Ill., who has been in custody since the shooting.
The gunman is believed to have been killed by a bomb planted by the FBI, which is continuing to investigate, the official said.
Hodgson was believed to be the gunman who shot two people at a community college in suburban Maryland before shooting three others before he was killed, the law enforcement source said.
Two other people were wounded, authorities said.
The wounded were taken to a hospital in critical condition, the sheriff’s office said.
Authorities did not immediately provide details about the identities of the victims.
One victim was a female student at the college, the FBI said.
Police said Hodgkinson was known to law enforcement, having been interviewed in the past and had a criminal history.
Authorities said he was also a member of a local Tea Party group, and that he had been under the influence of alcohol when he opened fire.
Hodgkin was also known to the local sheriff’s department, and was a member for the past several years, said Mark Anderson, the director of the sheriff’ty of Belleville.
Authorities say they did not know if Hodgkinson had ties to a domestic violence organization.
Hodgkins was a registered Republican, the same as several other people targeted by police during the day, said the law-enforcement official, who spoke on condition of secrecy to discuss the ongoing investigation because the investigation is ongoing.
Hodgssons political affiliation was unclear.
Hodgkins father, Mark Hodgkinson Sr., was a former Army sergeant in Iraq and later worked in the private sector, according on his Facebook page.
He was a Republican, a former member of the Army, and worked as a military adviser, Anderson said.
“He was a person that I respected.
I had never heard of him.
He had never met anyone that I had ever talked to about him,” Anderson said of his son.
The Washington Times reported that Hodgkinson worked for a private security firm, which the company denied.
The Times reported his father worked for the company.
Hodgcson was reportedly in possession of guns, ammunition, and other items at the time of the shooting, the Washington Times said.
At least one other person was injured, authorities have said.
A second man was taken to an area hospital, Anderson told CNN.
Authorities had earlier said they were investigating the motive for the shooting as well as whether Hodgkinson or any of the other victims were targeted for their political beliefs.
Authorities also have not released a motive for Hodgkinson’s attack, citing the ongoing investigations.
Hodgons motive was not immediately known.
Hodgkson has been charged with multiple counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and other weapons charges, and has been held on $5 million bail, according the Washington Post.