Family: Michigan native shot multiple times in chest, arm

Posted June 16, 2017

"We ask that the media respect our family's privacy at this hard time".

"We appreciate the outpouring of support for Matt and please ask that you keep him, his family and everyone affected by this senseless act of violence in your thoughts and prayers". Because of his condition, Matt can not receive visitors or accept gifts in the ICU.

A Wednesday morning shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, left five people wounded, including lobbyist Matt Mika.

While he requires assistance to breathe, Mika "has been alert, conscious and is communicating through notes", the family 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". Washington, D.C., office. He's worked for the company for more than six years.

Mika is a former aide to Michigan Republican Rep. Tim Walberg.

Matt Mika, director-government relations for Tyson Foods Washington, D.C. office, is among those who was shot this morning in Alexandria. He is undergoing surgery. Mika, a former college baseball and football player, was helping coach the practice, his family has said. Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tyson Foods, is one of several injured by an IL gunman.

The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson III, 66, from IL, died from gunshot wounds from police. They said he was in intensive care and "lucky to be alive".

Witnesses described the actions of the officers who brought down Hodgkinson as "heroic".

Rep. Debbie Dingell spoke after lawmakers were shot at a GOP baseball practice.