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Toby Keith's Bus Driver Shot On Dallas Freeway
NBC Dallas ^

Posted on 10/05/2004 7:02:06 AM PDT by esryle

FORT WORTH, Texas -- A bus driver for country singer Toby Keith is recovering Tuesday morning after being shot on a North Texas highway.

George Hampton told NBC 5 he was driving up Interstate 35 Monday night when a single bullet pierced the bus. Hampton said he didn't know where the shot came from or why he was targeted.

Carrollton police have said they do not believe this is a case of road rage.

Hampton was heading north toward Oklahoma, wrapping up the last leg of a long trip from Florida, near the George Bush Tollroad when the shooting happened.

"The bus was going northbound in the middle lane, the bus driver stated a shot rang out from outside hit the side of the bus, went in and hit the bus driver in the left leg," said Sgt. Dave Sponhour, Carrollton Police Department.

There were three other people on the bus, but no one else was injured. Hampton was transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Police in Carrollton are asking anyone with information to notify authorities.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: shooting; tobykeith
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1 posted on 10/05/2004 7:02:07 AM PDT by esryle
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To: esryle

Where are the Dixie Chicks touring right now?


2 posted on 10/05/2004 7:04:07 AM PDT by silly.kerry.trix.are.for.kids
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To: esryle

I believe a Cleveland Indians pitcher was shot in Kansas City while on a team bus a few days ago.


3 posted on 10/05/2004 7:04:32 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: esryle
Holy moly.

...near the George Bush Tollroad...

I don't think it was road rage, either.

4 posted on 10/05/2004 7:04:37 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: esryle

This is so bizarre.


5 posted on 10/05/2004 7:07:13 AM PDT by ride the whirlwind (And I have faith in the transforming power of freedom. - President Bush to the criminals in the UN)
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To: staytrue

Yes, I immediately thought about that incident. Jim Rome was talking about it a few days ago. A guy sitting on a bus suddenly realizes he's shot. How weird is that?


6 posted on 10/05/2004 7:08:36 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Gun-control is leftist mind-control.)
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To: esryle

I live right on 75 North about a mile from the High Five. Saturday nights are the worst. Police chases, kids firing guns off from thier cars.


7 posted on 10/05/2004 7:08:52 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Can you hear me now?)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Weird is the perfect word to describe it. Why if that fellow hadn't been wearing those cheerleader boots....


8 posted on 10/05/2004 7:09:51 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: esryle

"It's time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground".


9 posted on 10/05/2004 7:10:06 AM PDT by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that cannot trust you with guns?)
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To: esryle

ping


10 posted on 10/05/2004 7:11:20 AM PDT by Vic3O3 (Jeremiah 31:16-17 (KJV))
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To: silly.kerry.trix.are.for.kids
Where are the Dixie Chicks touring right now?

That was my first thought too!

11 posted on 10/05/2004 7:12:24 AM PDT by najida (Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I am.)
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To: esryle

12 posted on 10/05/2004 7:13:17 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Visualize Smaller Government)
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To: najida

Hope he was wearing his cheerleader outfit!


13 posted on 10/05/2004 7:34:00 AM PDT by TheBigB (I < heart > Sam McPherson!)
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To: silly.kerry.trix.are.for.kids
My nephew used to live in Fort Worth and was shot at coming off of the freeways a couple of years ago. Thank goodness he wasn't hurt, but his window was shot out.

What's wrong with these people?

14 posted on 10/05/2004 7:35:11 AM PDT by gramho12 (Buildings fell....a Nation rose.)
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To: esryle
Hampton was heading north toward Oklahoma, wrapping up the last leg of a long trip from Florida, near the George Bush Tollroad when the shooting happened.

Once again... It's All Bush's Fault!

15 posted on 10/05/2004 7:40:12 AM PDT by tdadams ('Unfit for Command' is full of lies... it quotes John Kerry)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
A guy sitting on a bus suddenly realizes he's shot. How weird is that?

I've never been shot, but apparently it's not that weird to not realize it if you are. I have a friend who, while in high school, found a gun and was playing around with it when it went off. Everyone flinched, startled, but soon were expressing wonder about where the bullet went and glad no one got hurt.

It was about 10 seconds later my friend started feeling a burning in his leg and noticed the blood.

16 posted on 10/05/2004 7:43:50 AM PDT by tdadams ('Unfit for Command' is full of lies... it quotes John Kerry)
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To: esryle

Okay, Dallas cops...everyone out of the Dunkin' Doughnuts and hit the mean streets!


17 posted on 10/05/2004 7:46:53 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: esryle

Bush tollroad. This would never have made the papers if there hadn't been a way to associate a crime with Bush. It was Bush's fault.


18 posted on 10/05/2004 7:47:22 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: tdadams

No, actually, I'm sure Sarah Brady will tell us it was the gun's fault. Those Texas guns just go off shooting people all the time, all on their very own--I sometimes hear stupidity like this from the few California relatives I still speak to.


19 posted on 10/05/2004 7:59:18 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers. :: Kerry promises, but Bush delivers!)
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To: Hat-Trick
It's time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground".

Sounds like it's time for the boys on the bus to be armed.

The area in question is generally suburban, not urban or rural. Not a "bad" area at all. However its not far south I-35 to the land of the Hispanic gangs, 7-10 miles maybe. No telling where the shooter came from, or how long he/they had been tailing the bus.

20 posted on 10/05/2004 8:16:32 AM PDT by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: kittymyrib

Are you crazy? The perp.s got a gun! The cops won't be going after him.


21 posted on 10/05/2004 8:19:07 AM PDT by jjones9853
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To: staytrue
I believe a Cleveland Indians pitcher was shot in Kansas City while on a team bus a few days ago.

Yes he was. He was dressed as a cheerleader, and his high white go-go boots prevented deeper penetration of the bullet.

 http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=%2fap%2fbba_indians_pitcher_shot

22 posted on 10/05/2004 8:37:01 AM PDT by Born Conservative (20 years of votes can tell you much more about a man than 20 weeks of campaign rhetoric-Zell Miller)
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To: silly.kerry.trix.are.for.kids

They just finished a big concert for Kerry.


23 posted on 10/05/2004 10:07:54 AM PDT by beckysueb (W for Prez)
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To: zip

ping


24 posted on 10/05/2004 11:09:02 AM PDT by Mrs Zip
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To: silly.kerry.trix.are.for.kids

Where are the Dixie Chicks touring right now?
OHIO, doing the VOTE AGINST BUSH concert.

By they way, We are ashamed they are from TEXAS!


25 posted on 10/05/2004 11:13:21 AM PDT by JFC (Go Jammies Go Jammies....)
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To: esryle

26 posted on 10/05/2004 11:16:17 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Become a monthly donor on FR. No amount is too small and monthly giving is the way to go !)
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To: JFC; silly.kerry.trix.are.for.kids


27 posted on 10/05/2004 11:17:24 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Become a monthly donor on FR. No amount is too small and monthly giving is the way to go !)
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To: Dallas59

I say this country is do full of hate at this very moment that there is no telling what the loonies will do, like call a press conf and nothing to say.


28 posted on 10/05/2004 11:19:23 AM PDT by JFC (Go Jammies Go Jammies....)
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To: MizSterious

maybe I do need to buy a gun but I am not wanting my grandson to find one because he loves guns


29 posted on 10/05/2004 11:20:25 AM PDT by JFC (Go Jammies Go Jammies....)
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To: JFC
maybe I do need to buy a gun but I am not wanting my grandson to find one because he loves guns

So take him shooting, under the condition of a reward for good behavior and a privilege to be taken away for bad behavior. If he real little, a BB gun would be a good start. Only to be used with, and controlled by, you. They make little bitty single shot bolt action .22s (One is the Marlin Papoose, IIRC) good for even 5 or 6 year olds.) Kids who are taught early don't misuse firearms, those that "find one" in their grandparents house, are much more likely to have an accident or get in to mischief with a gun.

If you aren't familiar with firearms, get some training from an NRA certified instructor, and bring the little tyke with you, you can both learn at the same time. :) The Texas State Rifle association ( http://www.tsra.com/ (972) 889-8772) can help you find an instructor in your area. The ladies who run the place are very friendly and happy to help. Their offices are actually not far from where this shooting occurred. Too bad the ladies weren't on the bus, 'cause if they had been we'd know who the perps were, they'd be dead or at least leaking precious bodily fluids.

30 posted on 10/05/2004 3:23:42 PM PDT by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: esryle

just like a sucker punch--you never see a shot like this coming

that's why the D.C sniper rigged his car the way he did

speaking of which-why are him and his cohort still breathing good air?


31 posted on 10/05/2004 6:44:50 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (Jean Fraud Kerry-the Botox BoatWarrior,"oh no, aground again and huge riceberg approaching")
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To: mtbopfuyn
What I get from this is that Toby Keith is a staunch Bush supporter! lest we forget He wrote and performed the "Angry American", seems to me, being liberals hated that, he was a target as a warning, from the liberals.

I don't know about anyone else, but I am sick with worry, that someone will try to target Bush, if they feel despaired enough!! This is getting way to out of hand.
32 posted on 10/08/2004 10:03:44 AM PDT by gidget7
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