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Posted: 10/5/2004 7:02:25 AM EST
Driver for Country Singer Toby Keith Wounded on Freeway, Singer Not Believed a Target
The Associated Press
Published: Oct 5, 2004



CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) - A bus driver for country singer Toby Keith was wounded by a gunshot fired into the performer's bus on a freeway outside Dallas.

Keith was not aboard the bus and investigators do not believe he or his band were targets, said Carrollton police Sgt. David Sponhour. Aside from a mounting bracket for the rear license plate, the bus was not marked as Keith's band bus, he said.

The driver, George Hampton, 55, was listed in good condition Tuesday at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Investigators said the bullet's trajectory suggested it may have been fired from a passing vehicle. Police have no suspects, Sponhour said.

Hampton told police he was on Interstate 34E late Monday, hauling Keith's band equipment from Florida to Oklahoma, when he heard what sounded like a shot outside the bus, Sponhour said.

The slug tore through the side of the bus and hit Hampton's left leg, Sponhour said.

Hampton stopped the bus safely. Three other people on the bus were uninjured.

AP-ES-10-05-04 1029EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:08:31 AM EST
Hmmmmmm..........first there were shots fired in the BUSH/CHENEY office.............

Then Toby Keiths buss shot up.....................

.......it just HAS to be Armed Liberals............BAN ARMED LIBERALS!!!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:08:56 AM EST
Someone had better be careful, Toby Keith is an advocate of putting a boot up the ass of people who fuck with him/us.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:10:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:12:04 AM EST
Well, its not like they have clubhouse meetings on shooting Toby Keiths bus driver
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:12:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Agreed... the fact that Kerry supporters are turning to deadly force to attempt to intimidate people should be all over the news... I love listening to liberals scream, "how dare you accuse US of doing this!"



+1
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:12:51 AM EST
They really don't want to start this.

Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:15:45 AM EST
Road rage.

My guess is;
A) Bus driver driving like an ass.
B) Frustrated nut job with a gun.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:16:09 AM EST
mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm I looooove this barrrrrrrr
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:18:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sukebe:
Road rage.

My guess is;
A) Bus driver driving like an ass.
B) Frustrated nut job with a gun.




Guns and crazies in TEXAS?! Surely you jest!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:19:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By alloy6061:
Hmmmmmm..........first there were shots fired in the BUSH/CHENEY office.............

Then Toby Keiths buss shot up.....................

.......it just HAS to be Armed Liberals............BAN ARMED LIBERALS!!!



WTF? I am a Armed Liberal?

I also thought I was the only one....
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:32:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:

Originally Posted By alloy6061:
Hmmmmmm..........first there were shots fired in the BUSH/CHENEY office.............

Then Toby Keiths buss shot up.....................

.......it just HAS to be Armed Liberals............BAN ARMED LIBERALS!!!



WTF? I am a Armed Liberal?

I also thought I was the only one....



wtilderjr


another "armed liberal". You diggin yer screen name now?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:56:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By MDC85:

Originally Posted By Sukebe:
Road rage.

My guess is;
A) Bus driver driving like an ass.
B) Frustrated nut job with a gun.




Guns and crazies in TEXAS?! Surely you jest!



There have been quite a few incidents of random shooting on the highways in Dallas. Last one I remember, was a guy in a SUV sitting in the breakdown lane of the middle divider, shooting at oncomming traffic. This was in Richardson, IIRC.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:01:12 AM EST
Wow!

The other day the news said some baseball player had been hit in the leg while on the team bus. He wasn't too bad because of the go-go boots he was wearing. Team initiation. So he was dressed up in go-go attire. What a way to let the world know you were in drag.

I don't remember what team or player though.

What's with shooting busses now?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:02:44 AM EST
could have been some c"rap" fan that just wanted to take a shot at a country cracker to prove a point, as I am sure Toby has some form of logo on his bus.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:06:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By ARKAN_the_Tiger:
Someone had better be careful, Toby Keith is an advocate of putting a boot up the ass of people who fuck with him/us.



oh. is that who he is...

must be the French. BAN THE FRENCH!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:08:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By stormwalker:
could have been some c"rap" fan that just wanted to take a shot at a country cracker to prove a point, as I am sure Toby has some form of logo on his bus.



According to the article, the bus was unmarked...except for a license plate frame.

Sounds random to me.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:13:05 AM EST
Those damn rappers and the senseless violence....

Link Posted: 10/5/2004 11:44:04 AM EST
There have been three shootings on Dallas highways in the last two months so I'd go with random nutjob.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 11:48:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By MDC85:

Originally Posted By Sukebe:
Road rage.

My guess is;
A) Bus driver driving like an ass.
B) Frustrated nut job with a gun.




Guns and crazies in TEXAS?! Surely you jest!



Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:16:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By CavVet:
Those damn rappers and the senseless violence....




You drive the concert truck, not the bus, right?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:33:10 PM EST
Yea and wasn't sKerry involved inthe plat to kill US Senators with his bunch of commie viet vets?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:44:14 PM EST
Seems like sKerry has allways been involved in someway to kill Americans who are not Communists like he is.
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