On this day: U.S. Rep. Scalise shot during Congressional baseball practice

Capitol Police Special Agents Crystal Griner, left, and David Bailey, right, assist U.S. Rep....
Capitol Police Special Agents Crystal Griner, left, and David Bailey, right, assist U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise to his position at second base at the start of the 57th Congressional Baseball Game at National's Park in Washington, Thursday, June 14, 2018. On June 14, 2017, Scalise was wounded in the leg when he and other Congressional members were the victims of a shooting at the baseball field they were practicing on in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)(Cliff Owen | AP)
Updated: Jun. 14, 2020 at 5:44 AM EDT
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WWBT) - On June 14, 2017, gunfire erupted at a baseball field in which lawmakers were preparing for the annual charity Congressional baseball game.

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot that day, and thanks to the quick action of Capitol Police special agents, he survived the attack.

Last year, Scalise met with one of those officers - Special Agent Crystal Griner - who was also injured in the shooting.

“I think about the heroes when I think about June 14, 2017," Scalise posted on Twitter. “... We’ll forever be grateful for the courageous action of Capitol Police.”

Hear more about how the shooting transpired:

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