Sportscaster’s Family Says He Will Be Back on Air After Shooting

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“Stay tuned, San Diego. Kyle will be back on the air.”

That’s the statement from the family of CBS 8 sportscaster Kyle Kraska that was posted on the station’s website to update viewers on Kraska’s condition Thursday.

CBS 8 reports that Kraska is in “critical but stable condition” following the Tuesday afternoon shooting outside his Scripps Ranch home. Kraska was shot 10 times, the station reports.

A suspect, Mike Montana, has been arrested in connection to the shooting. Investigators say the incident resulted from a business dispute with Kraska over work done on his home. Montana is expected to be arraigned on charges on Tuesday.

In the statement, Kraska’s family said they were deeply grateful to the community for the outpouring of support following the shooting.

The family goes on to say they believe the sportscaster’s fighting spirit will keep him going.

“We’ve long known Kyle is a tour de force, touching and inspiring everyone he’s come into contact with during his 27-year career,” the statement reads. “It’s never been clearer how many people Kyle impacted with his exuberant TV presence and dedicated reporting … Kyle is healing more and more each day. He will certainly be so touched by all of your words. We look forward to sharing them with him.”

“Stay tuned, San Diego. Kyle will be back on air – with his typical charm and encyclopedic knowledge of sports – as soon as he’s able.”

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