65 year old Dr. Mark Hausknecht was the man who passed away. This is a photo of him with the former president.
He was shot and killed as he and the shooter encountered each other on bicycles. According to the official narrative, the doctor was riding north when he passed the shooter going the opposite direction. The shooter turned after passing him, and fired two shots at him, before riding away on his bike.
The doctor was rushed to a nearby hospital, before passing away from his injuries.
According to CNN:
“Finner said investigators didn’t know if the shooting was targeted, random or caused by road rage. He said a few people witnessed the shooting and video may become available.
In an updated description, the suspect is said to be a white or Hispanic male, about 30 years old, wearing a tan baseball cap, gray warmup jacket, khaki shorts and riding a light-colored mountain bike bicycle.”
That certainly fits the definition of an assassination. Further increasing the odds that this was a targeted hit, in Houston, Texas random civilians don’t get shot nearly as often in even the worse neighborhoods, compared to a city like Chicago or Oakland for example.
Southwest Houston indeed is one of the less safe areas, like the 3rd and 5th Wards, or the South Park area, but the odds that this was a random act of violence are extremely low in Houston.