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TV meteorologist shot in station parking lot

EDDY, Texas — KCEN-TV's morning meteorologist was shot Wednesday in

the parking lotof the station.

About six hours later, authorities said they took a man into custody

who was holed up in a house, calling him a person of interest but not

identifying him as the gunman.

Meteorologist Patrick Crawford was in his vehicle at about 9:15 a.m.

CT when a 30- to 35-year-old white man approached, argued with

Crawford, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired several times,

said Trooper D.L.Wilson of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Wilson did not reveal a motive.

Crawford, morning show weatherman at the station for the past two

years, managed to drive away and flag down a construction worker, who

called for help. Hewas taken to a Temple, Texas, hospital where he was

undergoing surgery.

Doctors told some of Crawford's friends that he was very lucky and is

recovering, according toWDSU-TV, New Orleans, where he worked in 2010

and 2011. Crawford's condition was not immediately available.

The suspect has a receding hairline and was wearing a black, hooded

sweatshirt and dark jeans, Wilson said.

Crawford grew up in Plano, Texas, and in November 2013 married fellow

meteorologist Heather Brinkmann, who also works at KCEN-TV, according

to his Facebook posts.

Credit: USA TODAY

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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