MI native among those shot in GOP baseball shooting


The family said, "we continue to be in disbelief that he would be part of this heinous attack". He recently came out of surgery but remains in the ICU in critical condition and we expect him to stay there for at least several days. He was serving as the Director of Government Relations for Tyson Foods' offices in Washington, D.C. Before that, he worked in a number of capacities for MI politicians, including two Republican congressmen. Hodgkinson was allegedly armed with a rifle when he approached a baseball field in Alexandria where a congressional practice just outside of Washington, D.C.in Alexandria, Virginia.

- A MI man has been identified as one of the victims who was shot during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning. We understand he is lucky to be alive, and we owe it to these incredible individuals and Matt's fighting spirit and grit.

He's now director of government relations for Springdale, Ariz. -based Tyson Foods Inc.

"Matt Mika was a former staff member during my first term in Congress and has remained a close friend ever since".

His family has said baseball is Mika's passion. He's an Oakland County native and graduate of Adrian College.

A top Republican congressman, members of the U.S. Capitol Police, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were injured when a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice.

U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop gave an eyewitness account Wednesday to Detroit radio station WWJ.

- Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., House Majority Whip and third in leadership. Rept. Jack Bergman and Rep. john Moolenaar were present during the incident.