Jayson Werth visits Alexandria shooting victim

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Matt Mika, the Alexandria shooting victim who suffered the worst injuries, has been released from the hospital, according to his family. 

The Mika family released the following statement on Friday: 

“Our family is pleased to report that Matt has been discharged from George Washington University Hospital.

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."

Mika was out of the intensive care unit and appeared to be in good spirits during a visit with Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth.

The hospital released a photo of him smiling from ear to ear while Werth was at his bedside. He didn’t leave without giving him some autographed gear, including a jersey and baseball hat.

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Mika suffered several gunshot wounds during last week’s congressional baseball practice in Alexandria.

He’s the government relations director for Tyson Food and previously served as an aide to Michigan Republican Congressman Tim Walberg.

All of the victims from the shooting continue to improve.

Congressman Steve Scalise moved out of the ICU Friday and is in fair condition at MedStar Washington. He started rehabilitation this week.

Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner remains in the hospital. However, while sitting in a wheelchair, she was allowed to throw out the first pitch at the Congressional Softball Game on Wednesday.

Capitol Police Special Agent David Bailey is recovering at home. He received a standing ovation the day after the shooting while throwing out the first pitch at the Congressional Baseball Game in Nats Park.

Several lawmakers credited Bailey and Griner with saving their lives.

Congressional staffer Zach Barth was also injured in the attack. He’s the legislative aide for Texas Congressman Roger Williams, who said Barth is “doing exceptionally well” and is in good spirits.

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