Kyle Kraska, San Diego TV Sports Anchor, Shot Outside His Home
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sports anchor for a San Diego CBS affiliate was shot and wounded outside of his home Tuesday afternoon and police were hunting for a suspect they considered armed and dangerous.
KFMB-TV Sports Director Kyle Kraska was wounded in the leg and the left side of his stomach in the wealthy Scripps Ranch area of the city, the station reported.
Neighbors reported hearing at least 10 shots.
A silver Mercedes with its back window shot out could be seen parked on the edge of a driveway in a cul-de-sac.
Neighbors, including a nurse, aided Kraska before he was taken to a hospital, and a police officer who accompanied the sportscaster said he was alert, awake and responsive, the station reported.
Police did not immediately release a motive for the shooting but said they were looking for Mike Montana, 54, who was last seen driving a white minivan with the logo “Superior Painting” on its side.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Montana is considered armed and dangerous, police said.
Rob Pedley, who owns Superior Painting in San Diego, said the van did not belong to his company and he didn’t know Montana.
Police examine the scene following a shooting Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in San Diego.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Kraska appears on the KFMB’s evening newscasts and hosts its San Diego Chargers postgame show. He has worked at the station since 1999 and has been its sports anchor since 2003.
He previously worked for TV stations in New York, Florida, Texas and Los Angeles.
The shooting comes less than two months after a TV meteorologist in Texas was shot outside the station where he works.
Authorities said KCEN-TV meteorologist Patrick Crawford was in his car the morning of Dec. 17 when a gunman approached, yelled at him and shot him three times.
Crawford returned to the air four weeks later. Authorities are still looking for the gunman.