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$10K reward offered for Texas TV station shooting suspect

Posted at 7:13 PM, Dec 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-23 05:36:39-05

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of a man who shot a Central Texas TV weatherman.

The reward is being offered by Falls County Crime Stoppers, following the shooting on the morning of Dec. 17,  of KCEN TV Meteorologist Patrick Crawford, 35,  in the parking lot of the TV station, next to Interstate Highway 35 that runs through the Waco-Temple area of Texas.

Crawford said that he didn't know his attacker and that there was no interaction between the two before the suspect shot him.

Crawford gunned his Ford Mustang in reverse and managed to drive to a nearby highway construction crew to ask for help.  He had been hit in the stomach and shoulder by bullets and remained hospitalized on Sunday.

The gunman was described as a white male, 30 to 35 years old, with a medium build and a receding hairline.

"We are actively looking for [the suspect]," Trooper D.L. Wilson of the Texas Department of Public Safety told ABC News. "We can't rule out that he's not in the area, but more than likely, he's left the area."

Investigators haven't found a motive for the shooting.

Crawford told reporters on Monday his main focus is returning home to his family from the hospital in Temple where he's receiving care.

"We're going to do everything we can to find this person," said KCEN producer Crystal Pratt. "Someone knows who this person is."

Law enforcement is asking that anyone with information related to the shooting call Falls County Crime Stoppers at 254-883-3104.

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