Family: Michigan native shot multiple times in chest, arm

Family: Michigan native shot multiple times in chest, arm

A Tyson employee was targeted by a gunman on a baseball diamond Wednesday morning.

According to his LinkedIn page he has been in that position for six years.

U.S. Rep. French Hill said he was at the White House when it happened. Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tyson Foods, is one of several injured by an IL gunman.

Several congressmen came to visit Mika at George Washington University Hospital several hours after the shooting, The Washington Post reported.

A MI native has been identified as one of several people were shot and seriously injured when a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice involving Republican politicians in Alexandria, Virginia.

Mika previously served on congressional staff for Rep. Tim Walberg (R - MI 7th) and former Rep. Dave Camp (R - MI 4th) as well as serving on the staff of state Rep. David Palsrok.

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Family: Michigan native shot multiple times in chest, arm

Tyson Foods confirmed that Mika, director of government relations in the company's Washington, D.C., office, was injured and taken to a local hospital.

In a statement, his family says Mika was shot multiple times Wednesday and is in surgery.

As the two got to know each other more, Mika's love for sports - especially Detroit teams - became pretty obvious.

Mika's family issued a statement indicating that they were traveling to Washington, D.C.to be with him, and asked the media to respect their privacy. He played baseball as well as football at Adrian, from which he graduated in 2001. Walberg says Mika was helping the Republican team prepare for a game against the Democrats.

The gunman who fired on lawmakers at the GOP baseball practice has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66.

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