Victims Continue Recovery after Congressional Ball Practice Shooting

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WASHINGTON, D.C., – Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana and Tyson lobbyist Matt Mika are still recovering after they were injured in a shooting on Wednesday.

The two men were hurt when a gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning.

The shots rang out at a baseball field in Washington, D.C., suburb Alexandria, Virginia.

Scalise took a single rifle shot to the left hip.

According to hospital officials, the bullet traveled across his pelvis – fracturing bones, damaging organs and causing severe bleeding.

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence paid him a visit.

President Donald Trump came by on Wednesday evening.

“America’s hearts, and we mean this in the truest sense, sends its love,” Trump said.

Scalise represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana in the southeast part of the state.

As majority whip, he’s the third highest ranking Republican in the House. He has a wife and two kids.

Matthew Mika is a Washington, D.C., lobbyist for Tyson. Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and raised in Oakland County, Michigan.

He was shot multiple times – including at least once in the chest.

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