Texas Weatherman Describes the Moment He Was Shot, Painful Recovery

PHOTO: Patrick Crawford, a Texas meteorologist who was recently shot, speaks to the media, Dec. 22, 2014. PlayKCEN
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Texas meteorologist Patrick Crawford appeared in public for the first time since he was gunned down last week, thanking supporters and saying that he still has no idea who ambushed him outside of the TV station where he works.

"There was no interaction whatsoever," he said, contradicting earlier reports that Crawford, who works for NBC affiliate KCEN-TV in Bruceville-Eddy, exchanged words with the gunman before the shooting.

"He started shooting me as I was leaving the parking lot. There was no interaction and I did not know him."

Crawford, who wore a blue Superman T-shirt and sat in a wheelchair at today's press conference, said he is "slowly getting better."

"It's been a long process, a lot of pain," he said.

Crawford, whose wife is a meteorologist at the same station, asked for privacy for his family.

Dr. Matthew Davis, trauma director at Baylor Scott & White Hospital, said he expects Crawford to be home in time for the holidays.