Bush 41's doctor killed in drive-by-bicycle shooting

Elias Hubbard
July 23, 2018

Authorities released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a doctor who had treated former President George H.W. Bush.

Cardiologist Mark Hausknecht, 65, was shot twice riding a bicycle to work in Houston on Friday at about 9 a.m. local time.

The gunman, who was also riding a bike, fled the scene, and Hausknecht was taken to hospital after flagging down an ambulance, where he died of his injuries.

The suspect was described as white or Hispanic and standing at about 5 foot 10 inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a tan baseball cap, sunglasses, a gray arm-up jacket and khaki shorts.

Investigators were also in the process of searching for surveillance footage positioned nearby that might have captured the crime or other evidence.

Bush offered his condolences to Hausknecht's family.

The 94-year-old former president's statement also sent "his most honest condolences to the Hausknecht family, his colleagues at Houston Methodist, and his friends".

Hausknecht's widow, Dr. Georgia R. Hsieh, spoke about gun control following her husband's death.

"Mark was a fantastic cardiologist and a good man", Bush said in a written statement. 'I will always be grateful for his exceptional, compassionate care'. 'Our employees who worked with him said patients were so proud to call him their doctor'.

Hausknecht had been in medical practice for nearly 40 years and specialized in cardiovascular disease, said Marc Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist Hospital.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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