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Lobbyist Injured in the Virginia Shooting Is in Critical Condition, Family Says

16 June 2017, 06:14 | Clarence Schmidt

Lobbyist Injured in the Virginia Shooting Is in Critical Condition, Family Says

Lobbyist Injured in the Virginia Shooting Is in Critical Condition, Family Says

A Tyson worker was hurt at Tuesday's congressional ball practice shooting in Virginia, the company confirmed.

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.

His family confirms Mika was shot multiple times, suffering from critical injuries. His family released a statement Thursday saying he suffered "massive trauma", needs breathing assistance and will need more surgery. He's now director of government relations for Tyson Foods Washington office.

"Matt Mika, one of the guys who helps us, is here at the hospital", Brady told the Post.

Mika's family credited first responders, the medical team and Mika's "fighting spirit and grit".

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Mika, of Oakland County, is the current director of government relations at Tyson Foods and was at the practice Wednesday morning.

Hodgkinson has a violent criminal history, and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents said they believe he had been living out of his auto in the Alexandria area since March.

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was shot in the hip. 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.

"You will see how many people Matt has impacted in a positive way and the type of guy he is and he really is loved", he said. Kevin BradyKevin BradyTyson Foods executive among those shot at GOP baseball practice List of GOP lawmakers at the congressional baseball game practice Tax reform becomes Wall Street obsession MORE (R-Texas) said. Mika is a volunteer team coach.



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