On Friday, July 20, former President Bush posted a heartbreaking tribute for a cardiologist who had previously treated him. The cardiologist was killed in a drive-by shooting incident when he was riding his bike.
The statement said, “President George H.W. Bush was deeply saddened by the tragic circumstances surrounding the untimely passing of Dr. Mark Hausknecht in Houston earlier today, and 41 sends his most sincere condolences to the Hausknecht family, his colleagues at Houston Methodist- and his friends.”
Former President Bush said, “Mark was a fantastic cardiologist and a good man. I will always be grateful for his exceptional, compassionate care. His family is in our prayers.”
There has reportedly been one suspect identified in the shooting- a 20 to 30 year old Hispanic man. At this time, a motive has not been released.
Troy Finner, HPD Executive Assistant Chief, said that the shooting was “likely” caught on cameras.
He said, “There are a lot of cameras so we’re hoping we can get some footage of this and bring this violent criminal into custody, where he needs to be right away.”
Marc Boom, the head of Houston Methodist Hospital said that patients “appreciated his kind bedside manner and the extra time he took to answer their questions and fully explain their condition and treatment.”
Boom continued, “We will all miss seeing Mark in the hallways and seeing patients in the cath lab, where he was known as a compassionate physician with a phenomenal bedside manner. Our employees who worked with him said patients were so proud to call him their doctor.”
Please be praying for the family of Dr. Hausknecht during this horrible time. Share your prayers here. In other recent news, a woman who lost 9 of her family members in the horrible boat accident revealed more tragic details.