KFMB Sports Director Kyle Kraska Shot

By Chris Ariens 

Kyle Kraska, sports director at KFMB the CBS affiliate in San Diego, has been shot outside his home in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego. KGTV reports that a neighbor heard about 10 shots fired at Kraska’s car around 3pmPT. San Diego police report a four-door van with a suspect inside fled the scene. Kraska was rushed to a local hospital where he is in surgery. KFMB reports Kraska was shot more than once but was alert and responsive while being transported. Fox5 San Diego reports a neighbor heard an argument between Kraska and a man who had been doing some work at his house. Then, gunshots.

A Syracuse University graduate, Kraska started his career as a weekend sports anchor at WWNY-TV in Watertown, New York. He worked at stations in Sarasota, El Paso, Albany, Tampa and Los Angeles, before joining KFMB in 1999 as morning and noon anchor. He’s been sports director since 2003.

Update: KFMB is reporting more from witnesses describing how the incident happened, and the identity of a man wanted in the shooting:

The incident began when shots were fired into the rear window of Kraska’s Mercedes. Then, his car appeared to pull out of the driveway and the confrontation spilled into the street in front of Kraska’s home. At that time, another round of gunshots were heard.

A neighbor told CBS News 8 that he saw Kraska face down in the street after being shot. Another neighbor reported hearing eight shots fired followed by a second round of gunfire.

The SDPD reports the suspect’s name is Mike Montana. He is described as a white male, standing 6’3″ and weighing 190 pounds. He is 54-years-old and was last seen driving a white mini-van with the words Superior Painting on the exterior of the van. Montana is considered armed and dangerous.

Suspect photo via San Diego Police:


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