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Meteorologist shot in television station parking lot speaks publicly for the first time since attack

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WACO, Texas – A meteorologist who was shot multiple times in the parking lot of a television station is speaking publicly for the first time since the attack.

Patrick Crawford, a morning meteorologist for KCEN, was rushed into surgery after a stranger opened fire on him in the station’s parking lot on Wednesday.

Authorities say the alleged suspect pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired several rounds at Crawford.

He was able to drive away and flag down a construction worker, who called for help.

On Monday, Crawford spoke publicly for the first time since the attack.

Initially, troopers said the suspect exchanged words with Crawford before opening fire.

However, Crawford says that did not happen.

“The man that shot me didn’t say any words to me, there was no interaction whatsoever. It was, he just started shooting at me as I was leaving the parking lot of KCEN-TV station. So there was no interaction, I did not know him. Hopefully, the description that I gave the Texas Rangers and the police, hopefully, that description is going to bring this person to justice for what he did and the crime that he committed,” said Crawford.

Crawford says his condition is improving but his recovery has been painful.

Doctors say they hope he can be released from the hospital before Christmas.

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