(Update: Mika remains in critical condition.)
A lobbyist for Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale was among those injured in a shooting Wednesday morning at Congressional baseball team practice, Tyson has confirmed.
Matt Mika, director of government relations in Tyson’s Washington office, was one of the victims shot during the incident. Among the other victims was House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
A family spokesman issued a statement saying Mika “was shot multiple times” and “is in critical condition.” He was in surgery early Wednesday afternoon.
A Tyson spokesman said Mika, a former college baseball and football player, wasn’t scheduled to play in the game but was helping coach the practice.
“Baseball is one of his great passions and he has always loved the congressional team,” the spokesman said.