EDDY, Texas — Authorities are searching for a gunman who shot a Central Texas television meteorologist during an altercation in the station parking lot.
The Department of Public Safety says the attack happened around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday outside KCEN-TV in Eddy, 75 miles north of Austin.
The suspect ran away. Investigators are seeking a motive for the gunfire.
A message left for management of KCEN, the NBC affiliate in the Waco area, wasn't immediately returned Wednesday. KCEN, on its website, identified the victim as morning meteorologist Patrick Crawford.
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Trooper D.L. Wilson says the victim was in his personal vehicle when the suspect approached, the two argued and the employee was shot.
Crawford was transported to a Temple hospital for surgery. His condition wasn't immediately released Wednesday.
The KCEN building is next to Interstate 35.