Arkansas' congressional delegation safe; Tyson worker among victims in shooting outside DC

A lobbyist for Arkansas-based Tyson Foods has been identified as one of the victims wounded in a Wednesday morning shooting at a park just outside the nation's capital in Virginia.

DETROIT (AP) - A MI congressman who worked with a man critically wounded when a gunman attacked a Republican baseball practice outside Washington said Thursday that his former aide is driven, passionate about agricultural issues and "starting to show his feistiness again". He has also worked in the offices of Rep. Tim Walberg and former Rep. Dave Camp, both Michigan Republicans, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Tyson Foods confirmed to CBS that Mika was in surgery after being transported to the hospital.

Mickelson says Mika is director of government relations for Tyson's Washington, D.C., office and that he's worked for the company for more than six years.

Tonight the MI delegation and staff will wear white ribbons for our friend & fellow Michigander, Matt Mika.

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was shot in the hip.

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Mika wasn't scheduled to play in Thursday night's game but was helping to coach the players with batting practice when the shooting began shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

"Matt Mika, one of the guys who helps us, is here at the hospital", Rep.

Mika's family issued a statement indicating that they were traveling to Washington, be with him, and asked the media to respect their privacy. He is a graduate of Adrian College.

The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson III, 66, from IL, died from gunshot wounds from police. "There are a lot of people who care for him".

"We truly appreciate the outpouring of support, love and prayers".

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