A Tyson Foods lobbyist and former staffer for two Michigan congressmen is among the victims in critical condition from a shooting at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning.
Matt Mika, a member of the Republican baseball team that was targeted, was shot multiple times and is currently in surgery at an area hospital.
His family released a statement following the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, and they are now traveling to Washington, D.C.
"Matt Mika, Oakland County native and current director of government relations at Tyson Foods, was among those shot at the congressional baseball practice this morning in Alexandria," they wrote. "Baseball is one of his great passions and he has always loved the congressional team."
According to his LinkedIn profile, Mika was a legislative assistant for Reps. Tim Walberg and former Rep. Dave Camp, both Michigan Republicans.
He was also a lobbyist for the American Meat Institute before becoming director of government relations for Tyson Foods in Washington, D.C., six years ago.
Mika played baseball and football at Adrian College in Michigan, from which he graduated in 2001 with a degree in criminal justice and political science.
He later earned a master's in public administration and public policy from Western Michigan University in 2004, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Besides Mika, the other victims in the shooting were identified as House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.; Capitol Police officers Krystal Griner and David Bailey; and Zach Barth, a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas.
The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, was fatally shot by police during the attack.