A TV meteorologist was reportedly shot multiple times outside the station where he covers the weather on the local news. Central Texas station KCEN-TV said Patrick Crawford was shot early Wednesday in front of the station’s building, and was in stable condition after surgery.
“The shooter, as of this note, has not been caught. We do not know who the shooter was or if he is connected in any way to KCEN or its employees,” the story reports. An update today added that law enforcement officials had taken a man into custody, but were not saying whether he was the suspected shooter. The man is described in the report as a “person of interest.”
Crawford has worked with Gannett-owned KCEN, an NBC affiliate, for more than two years, after leaving the NBC affiliate in New Orleans. His wife, Heather Crawford, is also a KCEN employee.
The suspect reportedly exchanged words with Crawford, then pulled a semi-automatic handgun and fired multiple times, the story notes. Crawford managed to drive away and flag down a construction worker, who called for assistance.