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George H.W. Bush's Former Doctor Gunned Down Riding Bicycle

George H.W. Bush's Former Doctor Gunned Down Riding Bicycle

Bush’s former cardiologist was shot and killed Friday morning while riding his bicycle to his office at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Troy Finner, Houston Police’s executive assistant chief, announced that Dr. Mark Hausknecht, 65, was riding his bicycle towards South Main Street around 9 a.m. when the suspect on a bicycle rode past him, circled back, and fired two shots in his direction.

The cardiologist was riding through a 1,345-acre medical complex through Houston’s Texas Medical Center when he was gunned down.

Bush, who once consulted Hausknecht in 2000 for an irregular heartbeat, released a statement Friday offering his condolences to Hausknecht’s family, friends, and colleagues:

“His patients appreciated his kind bedside manner and the extra time he took to answer their questions and fully explain their condition and treatment,” Marc Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist Hospital, told employees in an email on Friday.

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