Michigan native Matt Mika undergoes more surgery after Virginia shooting
12:40 PM, Jun 17, 2017
11:15 AM, Jun 19, 2017
(WXYZ) - Michigan native Matt Mika remains in serious condition and has undergone more surgery after being shot at the GOP baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday morning.
According to his family, Mika will remain in the ICU at George Washington University Hospital through at least the weekend.
A relative told 7 Action News that Mika suffered broken ribs, a sternum injury and some type of injury to his lungs.
The surgeons and physicians have reported positive results after the surgeries, according to Mika's family. Mika, who is the director of government relations at Tyson Foods, was previously in critical condition after being shot multiple times.
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.
It is expected that Mika will make a full recovery.
Read the family's entire statement below.
“We want to thank the team at George Washington University Hospital for their world-class care, and we continue to be grateful beyond words for the heroic actions of the U.S. Capitol Police this week. In addition, the positive thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement from across the nation have meant the world to Matt and to all of us.
Matt has undergone additional surgery and his physicians have reported positive results. Matt will remain in the ICU through at least this weekend. He continues to communicate with us through notes, and even signed the game ball for the Congressional Baseball Game. Matt especially valued the professionalism of the officers of the Capitol Police, and would appreciate contributions to the Capitol Police Memorial Fund, one of the designated charities at Thursday night’s ballgame.
While we know there will be difficult and challenging days ahead for Matt and our family, the physicians and specialists at Matt’s side expect a full recovery. This will be our final update pending Matt’s discharge from the hospital. We again ask for your understanding and respect of our family’s privacy.”