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SHOOTING LEAVES SPORTSCASTER IN CRITICAL CONDITION

SHARE SHOOTING LEAVES SPORTSCASTER IN CRITICAL CONDITION

One of the city's most popular television sportscasters was clinging to life after being shot in the forehead moments after wrapping up his nightly sports commentary.

Brian Smith, 54, a former NHL player, was walking to his car in the CJOH-TV parking lot Tuesday night when a man armed with a rifle fired two shots in front of several witnesses.Police said they have no motive for the shooting.

Smith was listed in critical condition at Ottawa Civic Hospital after almost 90 minutes of surgery to control bleeding. A bullet was lodged in Smith's head when he arrived at the hospital.