Oakland County Native Among Those Shot On Virginia Baseball Field


He is director of government relations for Tyson Foods Washington, D.C., office and has worked for the company for more than six years.

"We're awaiting word on his condition", Burleson said by email. The attack also injured Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise (R-Jefferson), a Congressional aide and two Capitol police officers.

Matt Mika, director of government relations in Tyson's Washington, D.C. office, was one of the victims shot during the incident.

None of the members of the Arkansa delegation were attending the baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., outside the capital.

- Matthew Mika, a lobbyist for Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc and former staffer for two former Republican representatives, was shot in the chest, according to witness Senator Jeff Flake. Mika is a resident of the Washington area.

One of the victims of Wednesday's shooting at a GOP baseball practice has been identiifed as Matt Mika, an Oakland County native, and former congressional staffer for Congressman Tim Walberg.

Mika's online LinkedIn profile shows he has worked for several MI lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg and U.S. Rep. Dave Camp.

Mika is now Director of Government Relations for Tyson Foods. Walberg said Mika was helping the Republican team prepare for a game against the Democrats.

Mika graduated from Adrian College in 2001 and earned a master's degree from Western Michigan University in 2004.

Family members of Matt Mika says he suffered multiple gunshot wounds when a gunman opened fire, injuring a congressman and others.