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A Tyson Foods employee was shot at a baseball field Wednesday morning (June 14) in Alexandria, Virginia. Mika requires assistance to breathe and will need more surgery.

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

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman of the state's fourth district said on Twitter: "I am ok". He remains in critical condition in the ICU at George Washington University Hospital.

Tyson Foods has confirmed that Matt Mika, director of government relations at the Washington, D.C., office, was among those injured in a shooting Wednesday morning at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. "When he got the opportunity to work for (former U.S. Rep.) Dave Camp and eventually for (U.S. Rep. Tim) Walberg, he kind of said farewell to Lansing", he explained, recalling Mika moved to the nation's capital around 2005.




The onetime congressional staffer, who is now the director of government relations for Tyson Foods, is now in critical condition after being shot multiple times, according to his family.

His family confirms Mika was shot multiple times, suffering from critical injuries.

"We appreciate the outpouring of support for Matt and please ask that you keep him, his family and everyone affected by this senseless act of violence in your thoughts and prayers".

The former college athlete was an assistant coach of the GOP team's baseball practice ahead of the annual Republicans v. Democrats charity game. He played baseball as well as football at Adrian, from which he graduated in 2001. Mika was shot Wednesday morning by a gunman, identified by the Associated Press as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill.

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