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Texas meteorologist shot outside TV station

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KCEN identified the victim as Patrick Crawford, a meteorologist who appears on the station's morning news broadcast. KCEN identified the victim as Patrick Crawford, a meteorologist who appears on the station's morning news broadcast.
WACO, Texas - Law enforcement officers in Texas are searching for the man who shot a KCEN weather forecaster Wednesday morning in the station's parking lot. 

KCEN morning show Weather Forecaster Patrick Crawford was identified as the victim. After being shot multiple times, police said Crawford was able to drive a short distance before crashing his bullet-riddled Ford Mustang. Police said they don't know if the shooting was random, but they did say Crawford and the gunman exchanged words before the gunfire erupted. 

At last update, Crawford was undergoing surgery at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple. He is listed in "fair condition."

The gunman fled after the shooting, but authorities don't know if he was on foot or had a car. 

The gunman is white, in his mid-30s, balding and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. Police say he's armed with a semi-automatic handgun. 

Crawford joined KCEN in September 2012 after working for the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, according to his website profile. He grew up in Plano and graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. where he earned his degree in meteorology, the profile says.

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