The family of Matt Mika, government relations director for Tyson Foods, says he is expected to make a full recovery after being shot on June 14 at a practice for a Congressional baseball game.
According to an Associated Press report in Time, Mika’s family said he had suffered “massive trauma,” and was “lucky to be alive.” He underwent surgeries at George Washington University Hospital.
Mika was one of five people injured in the shooting incident. Also wounded in the incident was Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana. Scalise serves as the House Majority Whip.
The most recent update offered on Scalise’s website stated that he was hospitalized and listed in serious condition, “but continues to show signs of improvement.”
The suspect was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a resident of Belleville, Illinois. He was shot by police at the scene and died at a nearby hospital.
Lobbyist Matt Mika Expected to Make Full Recovery After Shooting at GOP Baseball Practice
(WASHINGTON) — The family of a lobbyist shot multiple times during a Republican baseball practice outside Washington says he has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full recovery. In a statement Saturday, Matt Mika's family says he will remain in the intensive care unit at George Washington University Hospital at least through the weekend.