Authorities in Waco are searching for the gunman who shot and injured a television meteorologist outside the station he worked at.

The incident happened this morning as Patrick Crawford left the KCEN studios. Authorities say Crawford and the gunman exchanged words before the gunfire erupted. Crawford was taken into surgery at a nearby hospital. While schools in the area were put on lock down, and parts of Interstate 35 were shut down as police searched for the gunman.