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Lobbyist Injured in GOP Shooting Released From Hospital, Family Says

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    Police in Alexandria, Virginia, spoke on Monday about how officers and medics saved lives when a gunman opened fire last week at a GOP baseball practice. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports. (Published Monday, June 19, 2017)

    A lobbyist who was shot and wounded at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, last week has been released from the hospital, his family said. 

    Lobbyist Matt Mika was discharged from the hospital on Friday evening, according to a statement from his family.

    “We are truly grateful for the compassionate, world-class care provided by the doctors, nurses and team at George Washington, and we will never forget and continue to be grateful for the heroism shown by the U.S. Capitol Police. We truly appreciate the prayers, words of encouragement and support from Matt’s friends, family and people across the nation and the world," the family's statement said.

    Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth paid Mika a visit on Thursday. A photo showed Mika smiling and holding up a Werth jersey, with Werth at his hospital bed.

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    (Published Friday, June 23, 2017)

    Mika is a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and had previously served as an aide to U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Michigan.

    U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise has undergone several surgeries and remains at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in fair condition. 

    U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise has undergone several surgeries and remains at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in fair condition. He was moved out of ICE on Thursday.