Central Texas TV meteorologist shot, gunman sought

Texas Department of Public Safety officers ride in a pickup to a command post while other officers look for a gunman who shot a weather forecaster during an altercation outside the KCEN-TV studio along Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in Bruceville-Eddy, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas (AP) — Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies are combing the area around a remote Central Texas television studio where a morning meteorologist was shot in a parking lot after an argument.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the shooting occurred around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday outside KCEN-TV’s rural studio on Interstate 35 near Bruceville-Eddy, 75 miles north of Austin.

The station website reports the victim, on-air meteorologist Patrick Crawford, backed his car away from the shooter and drove up to a highway construction crew that called 911. Jim Hice, the station’s news director, says Crawford was wounded in the shoulder and the abdomen.

Crawford underwent surgery at a Temple hospital. A hospital spokesman says he’s in fair condition.

The shooter fled. No motive has been released.

 

 

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