Trump said he would monitor the investigation into the attacks on congressmen

© AP Photo / Pablo Martinez MonsivaisПрезидент USA Donald trump. Archival photoTrump said he would monitor the investigation into the attacks on congressmen© AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

The US President Donald trump has promised that will monitor the FBI investigation of the «horrific shooting» in Virginia’s congressmen.

«The investigation is moving, it will continue, we’ll monitor it,» he said in a televised address in connection with the incident and added that police had a «brilliant job».

In the Washington suburb of Alexandria (Virginia) a man opened fire on a group of people, among whom was the coordinator of a faction of the Republicans in the house of representatives Steve Scales and other congressmen, previously reported the Fox News channel. The shooting occurred at the event of the house of representatives. At this time, Skales and his aides are trained on the baseball diamond. According to the channel, Scales was wounded in the thigh. Later, in the office of Scalise reported that the Congressman is in surgery, his condition is stable.

All suffered at least five people, said on CNN, house of representatives Mo Brooks.

According to CNN, the suspect resides in Illinois. He was hospitalized after a shootout with police in which he sustained a serious injury. According to TV channel, its condition is estimated as critical.

According to the Washington Post, law enforcement agencies managed to establish the identity of the gunman is 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, living in the city of Belleville in Illinois. It is reported that Hodgkinson owned the business for the inspection of residential houses, which license expired in November of 2016 and was not renewed. In April 2006 he was charged with beating, but then took them off.

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