Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
U.S. | By Vera Richards

Tyson Foods Lobbyist Among Wounded in DC-Area Park Shooting

Tyson Foods Lobbyist Among Wounded in DC-Area Park Shooting

Walberg told The Associated Press that he spoke with Mika's family late Wednesday when he visited George Washington University Hospital, where the 38-year-old remains in critical condition.

Mika, who is director of government relations for Tyson Foods, and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was also shot, were both critically wounded, according to media reports. During his time as a staffer, he served as a legislative aide for Congressman Tim Walberg and as a legislative assistant to now-retired Michigan Congressman Dave Camp.

Matt was taking part in a baseball practice ahead of Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.

Tyson has released an updated statement that reads " We have confirmed that Matt Mika, director-government relations for our Washington, D.C. office, is among those who was shot this morning in Alexandria.

A relative tells 7 Action News that Matt Mika, the MI native who was shot during the GOP baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday morning, has been upgraded to serious condition.

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"Baseball is one of his great passions and he has always loved the Congressional team", his family said in a statement.

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. says one of its employees was among those shot at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday. He's an Oakland County native and graduate of Adrian College.

The other people shot include the gunman, two Capitol Police officers, and a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas.

Bishop says fellow Michigan Republicans John Moolenaar and Jack Bergman were at the field.

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman said he was not at the practice.

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