Tyson employee hurt in Virginia baseball practice shooting

Steve Scalise

Matt Mika, a director of government relations for the company's Washington, DC, office was wounded when a gunman opened fire at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, a spokesperson told ABC News in a statement.

His family has said baseball is Mika's passion. A congressional aide said Scalise is undergoing surgery at George Washington University Hospital. The hospital confirmed to TIME that one victim from the shooting remains in critical condition.

Mika, an Oakland County native, now works as the director of government relations at Tyson Foods in Washington. He has also worked in the offices of Rep. Tim Walberg and former Rep. Dave Camp, both Michigan Republicans, according to his LinkedIn profile. "We are also praying and wish a speedy recovery for my friend Congressman Steve Scalise, the heroic Capitol Police officers, and everyone affected by this disgusting shooting". "He's been a big part of the team for a number of years and just a great athlete, helps us frankly at second base and at shortstop".

Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership as the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip.

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"We're deeply concerned about him and his family", Tyson Foods said in a statement. He is a graduate of Adrian College.

The Republican congressional baseball team was practicing on a suburban Virginia field Wednesday when James T. Hodgkinson of IL opened fire.

Walberg, who is from the state's southeast side, on Wednesday expressed his prayers for Mika's recovery, among other lawmakers who came to know Mika over the course of his political career. Tom Cotton said "I think the best thing we can do is pray for the health and well-being" of those involved, and "pray for the skill of the EMTs, the nurses, the doctors who are going to be caring for them".

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