One Year Anniversary Of Congressional Baseball Shooting

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Today marks one year since a gunman opened fire at Republican members of Congress who were practicing for an annual charity baseball game.

Four people were shot at the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

"Had a lot of prayers, a lot of support, a lot of surgeries," Scalise told NBC's Today. "Just to know where I was a year ago and where I am now, it shows you have to get back in the game and keep battling."

Scalise was hit in the hip and suffered severe injuries, including fractured bones and damaged internal organs. He spent weeks in the hospital. Luckily, none of those who were shot died.

Gunman James Hodgkinson was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers during a ten minute gun fight. The officers were on the scene to protect Scalise because he's part of the congressional leadership.

Without them, the shooting could've been much worse as numerous members of Congress, including Senators Rand Paul and Jeff Flake, were at the practice.

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