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16 June 2017, 06:09 | Colleen Roy
Tyson Foods Employee Injured In Virginia Baseball Field Shooting
He can not receive visitors or accept gifts at the ICU, they noted.
A Western Michigan University graduate is in critical condition since being shot during practice ahead of a charity congressional baseball game.
Mika's family released a statement Thursday saying Mika suffered "massive trauma", needs breathing assistance and will need more surgery. Matt has been alert, conscious and communicating through notes.
"He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues", Scalise's office said in a statement.
Mika's family credited first responders, the medical team and Mika's "fighting spirit and grit".
"Further updates will be provided if and when Matt's condition changes".
Matt Mika, director-government relations for Tyson FoodsWashington, D.C. office, is among those who was shot this morning in Alexandria. Mika previously worked for U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg and former U.S. Rep. David Camp, both Michigan Republicans.
His family confirms Mika was shot multiple times, suffering from critical injuries. He is undergoing surgery.
"Baseball is one of his great passions and he has always loved the Congressional team", Mika's family said in a statement.
"Matt has worked for Tyson Foods for more than six years and we're deeply concerned about him and his family", the spokesman said.
The congressman said Mika's status as an "overachiever" goes back to his days playing football and baseball at Michigan's Adrian College.
Four people, including Mika and House GOP Whip Steve Scalise, were shot when 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson opened fire early Wednesday morning.
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