Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
World News | By Penny Hart

Mika family says he suffered multiple gun shots

Mika family says he suffered multiple gun shots

He's worked for the company for more than six years.

Mika was injured alongside House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, congressional staffer Zachary Barth, and several members on Scalise's security team.

Mika, an Oakland County native, now works as the director of government relations at Tyson Foods in Washington. He remains in critical condition in the ICU at George Washington University Hospital.

A lobbyist for Arkansas-based Tyson Foods has been identified as one of the victims wounded in a Wednesday morning shooting at a park just outside the nation's capital in Virginia.

According to his family, Mika was shot multiple times in his chest and arm and "suffered massive trauma".

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.

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Mika's LinkedIn profile shows he worked as a staff member for MI lawmakers, including U.S. Reps.

His family has said baseball is Mika's passion. Mika is a volunteer team coach.

"We're deeply concerned about him and his family", Tyson Foods said in a statement. 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.

The congressman said Mika's status as an "overachiever" goes back to his days playing football and baseball at Michigan's Adrian College. Police killed the gunman.

Tonight the MI delegation and staff will wear white ribbons for our friend & fellow Michigander, Matt Mika.

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