Michigan native Matt Mika upgraded to serious condition after Virginia shooting

Posted: 4:39 PM, Jun 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-16 01:02:29Z

A relative tells 7 Action News that Matt Mika, the Michigan native who was shot during the GOP baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday morning, has been upgraded to serious condition.

Mika, who is the director of government relations at Tyson Foods, was previously in critical condition after being shot multiple times.

According to his family, Mika suffered multiple gunshot wounds and came out of surgery Wednesday in critical condition in the ICU. It's expected he'll be there for at least several days, according to his family.

The relative tells 7 Action News that Mika suffered broken ribs, a sternum injury and some type of injury to his lungs.

Rep. Mike Bishop a Republican representing Michigan's 8th Congressional District, said the entire Michigan delegation will wear white ribbons in honor of Mika on Thursday night.

Four people, including Mika and House GOP Whip Steve Scalise, were shot when 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson opened fire early Wednesday morning. Scalise remains in critical condition.

Hodgkinson was shot by police and later died from his injuries.

Three Michigan congressman, including Bishop, were all present at the baseball practice when the shooting erupted. Rept. Jack Bergman and Rep. john Moolenaar were present during the incident.

Bergman released this statement ahead of the game on Thursday afternoon.