Tyson Foods Employee Injured In Virginia Baseball Field Shooting

Mika was shot multiple times and is in critical condition.

He's an Oakland County native and graduate of Adrian College.

A MI native was among the shooting victims Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, where an assailant opened fire at a congressional baseball practice. The family says "baseball is one of his great passions".

Mika, who previously worked on Capitol Hill for two MI congressmen, is the director of government relations in the Washington office of Tyson Foods. He is now a lobbyist with Tyson Foods, CNN reports.

In a statement, Tyson Foods told the Washington Post, "We're awaiting word on his condition".

He says the company is "deeply concerned" about Mika and his family.

Michigan Republican Congressmen Mike Bishop, John Moolenaar and Jack Bergman were at the field when the gunfire broke out.

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) was also injured in the shooting that took place as Republican members of Congress held a morning baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. "We are also praying and wish a speedy recovery for my friend Congressman Steve Scalise, the heroic Capitol Police officers, and everyone affected by this frightful shooting".

Mika worked on the Hill starting in 2005 for U.S. Rep. Dave Camp of Midland, as a legislative assistant and then for Rep. Tim Walberg of Tipton, as a senior legislative assistant.

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