Former Walberg aide among those shot

Matt Mika courtesy of Linked In via TEGNA

His family has said baseball is Mika's passion. Before that, he worked in a number of capacities for MI politicians, including two Republican congressmen.

Relatives of a MI native shot during a Republican baseball practice outside Washington say he suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and arm, and is in critical condition.

"Matt has worked for Tyson Foods for more than six years and we're deeply concerned about him and his family", the spokesman said.

Matt's family, now traveling to Washington D.C., was informed by paramedics on the scene that Matt was shot multiple times, is in critical condition, and is currently in surgery at an area hospital.

Matt Mika's family confirmed Wednesday afternoon he was shot multiple times in the attack in Alexandria, Virginia.

Matt was taking part in a baseball practice ahead of Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. "Matt Mika, one of the guys who helps us, is here at the hospital", Brady told The Washington Post. Our family is now here with him and we continue to ask for privacy and understanding while we focus on Matt and his recovery. Walberg says Mika was helping the Republican team prepare for a game against the Democrats. He played baseball as well as football at Adrian, from which he graduated in 2001.

Four people, including Mika and House GOP Whip Steve Scalise, were shot when 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson opened fire early Wednesday morning. Tom Cotton said "I think the best thing we can do is pray for the health and well-being" of those involved, and "pray for the skill of the EMTs, the nurses, the doctors who are going to be caring for them".

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