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Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

Matt Mika, 38, was shot multiple times in the chest and arms in the June 14 incident.Alexandria shooting victim Matt Mika is now in good condition and out of the intensive care unit after being shot several times last week, according to a spokesperson for George Washington University Hospital.The lobbyist wounded last week by a man who opened fire on a congressional GOP baseball practice in Virginia has been released from the hospital.The alleged gunman, James Hodgkinson of downstate IL, was shot and killed by police.Injured were Mika, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, another congressional aide and two Capitol Police officers.Mika’s family released a statement Friday evening saying he was discharged from the hospital.The hospital tweeted a photo on Friday showing Washington Nationals baseball player Jayson Werth meeting with Mika at the hospital. He previously worked for former U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, and U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton.”Matt’s discharge is a welcome and important step” in his recovery, his family’s statement said.Mika’s family has said he values the actions of the Capitol Police officers who returned fire and would appreciate contributions to the Capitol Police Memorial Fund, one of the charities for which Thursday’s Congressional Baseball Game raised money.