UPDATE: Hero Pedestrian Drove Victims to Hospital After Shooting in Walnut Creek

May 27, 2014 14:16 pm · 155 comments

Claycord.com has exclusively learned that an unidentified woman drove two shooting victims to the hospital in the victim’s vehicle after they were struck with bullets near Oak Grove & Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Walnut Creek on Saturday night.

“The person was walking in a nearby shopping center where the victim drove after the shooting occurred. The citizen did not have a phone to call for help so she drove the victims to the nearest hospital and waited to be interviewed by responding officers,” Walnut Creek police told Claycord.com.

As we previously reported earlier today, both victims arrived at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where the man remains in critical condition. The other victim has been released from the hospital.

The suspect is still on the loose.


Kris May 27, 2014 at 2:26 PM

With all of the surveillance in that intersection, how is the suspect still unaccounted for? I’m almost positive they have license plate cameras all over that cross section

HEY HERE IS A QUESTION!!!!! May 27, 2014 at 2:26 PM



Why do people think this is a good idea???

I am a responsible and safe gun owner….

People please do not think that all gun owners do these stupid asinine things…. Thank you for understanding…

I am thankful that they are going to be ok.

God bless the woman who got involved and drove them to the hospital you are awesome… (We need more people like you!!!!)

CallOfDuty May 27, 2014 at 2:28 PM

I wonder what the cops uncovered when they searched the Benzo. Probably paraphernalia.

North Gate Rose May 27, 2014 at 2:33 PM

These people are so lucky they got shot in WC where people will actually come to the aid of people in need. I shudder to think of what would have happened had they been shot in Concord.

Cathy M. May 27, 2014 at 2:41 PM


What the hell are you talking about? Nobody thinks all gun owners act like this! And why do you equate running away with little girls? This guy ran away so he would not have to spend the rest of his life in prison… sticking around would not make him brave, it’d only prove he’s as dumb as you.

Silva May 27, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Awfully damn nice of her!

Pleasant Hill Resident I May 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Oh wow! It’s always reassuring to hear that good samaritans still exist. That pedestrian very well may have saved the victims from a worse fate by getting them quick medical attention. Good job!

JET May 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM

A true hero! With all of the negativity and bad news we hear, its nice to hear that there are still some people that will help when it is needed. What a kind person to help in this scary situation.

Brewskiosity May 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

North Gate Rose

God forbid anyone was shot in WALNUT CREEK, the Disneyland of the East Bay. Gimme a break and open up your eyes. You people are soooooooooo ignorant of what really goes on out in the real world.

Question May 27, 2014 at 2:47 PM

@Kris, they don’t want to make too much noise when they capture him.

@4 May 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM

I nominate North Gate Rose for the most ignorant comment of the day!

Northgate ashamed of north gate rose May 27, 2014 at 2:52 PM

@north gate rose…. I’m from the Northgate area and it’s people like you that make others think that we think are “better than”. I’m sure plenty of people from Concord would have shown the same kindness to these people, had this happened there, or any other city for that matter.

Cici May 27, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Very odd. Which shopping center? It was still early in the evening. Every shopping center near there would have restaurants or shops that were still open. Everybody else in the parking lot would have had a cell phone and could have called for help. Why didn’t the Good Samaritan get someone else to call for help? Oh well. I guess it worked out in the end.

@North Gate Rose May 27, 2014 at 2:53 PM

You’re ridiculous. There are good people everywhere…even in Concord.

And NO…I do not live in Concord nor have I ever!

Kuddos to the woman who help the victims!!!

CallOfDuty May 27, 2014 at 2:57 PM

NORTH GATE ROSE wants to be a hero for that BBC

Original G May 27, 2014 at 3:02 PM

As usual come to Claycord for the news.

Walter White May 27, 2014 at 3:04 PM

I’d shoot someone to have a Disneyland in Walnut Creek!

anon May 27, 2014 at 3:11 PM

So funny everyone jumps to conclusions WC is one of the most known areas for drugs because of all the money parents give to there lil “innocent” kids . Reguardless race, ethnicity etc no one deserves 17 bullets shot at them. I hope the man makes a full recovery god bless

Anon May 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM

@ North Gate Rose- it’s ignorant people like you that give Walnut Creek a bad rep. I live in Concord-not far from the Pavilion and I can guaranty you we have good samaritans too. No one is lucky to be shot- regardless of where it happens.

nomorefreeride May 27, 2014 at 3:17 PM

@north gate rose – Ignorance is alive and well in North Gate!

ChuckD May 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Jesus Christ people. This is a very serious event. The driver is barely hanging on at the moment – and you all are arguing.

Think good thoughts for the victims and wait for the facts to come out.

KJ May 27, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Wow… North gate rose… Laughing out loud right now….

Apparently people living in WC think Concord is the ghetto .
Concord is a nice town, you wanna see ghetto go down to international.

I would have done the same and all of my fellow Concordians I know would have too. So save it for someone who cares, and here’s to hoping you have the guts to say that in person and get put in your place.

Landana May 27, 2014 at 3:24 PM

If I were there I would have help in some way, but im not sure I would drive off in a car full of bullet holes.
I would really worry about ending up in the middle of someones beef.

Landana May 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM

From now on im only going to get shoot in W.C, seems to be the best place around for that kind of thing.

anonymous May 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

@North Gate Rose–i am from Concord and I resent the fact that you think Concord is that awful.. I guarantee plenty of people in my area would have jumped to help those folks.. You don’t like Concord then leave…

@Northgate rose May 27, 2014 at 3:35 PM

PLEASE stay in walnut creek, us lowly concord residents don’t need people like you in our neighborhoods!

TraumaRX May 27, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Honestly she probably did more harm than good by driving them to the hospital. It’s hard to believe there was no phone around to call an ambulance. Pretty stupid move I say. Leave it to the trained medical professionals to stabilize the wounded and then transport. When will people learn to just stay out the way and try not to be a hero.? If I was having a medical emergency I rather have a Paramedic or trained medical personnel helping me instead of a glory hound walking by.

anonymous2 May 27, 2014 at 3:41 PM

So nice to see there are still good people out there. Regardless if there were “stores” she could of gone in she did what she thought was best! Praying for a speedy recovery for the victim that is still in the hospital fighting for his life!

debdvo May 27, 2014 at 3:46 PM


If someone just randomly shot at you- even getting out of the car and making it personal…how long would you like to hang around at the scene- I’d be thinking they may still be around. The bystander is very brave in taking them at their word that they were shot at by a stranger and then to drive the car that may have a big bullseye right on it if they see the suspect along the way.

waverunner May 27, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Totally agree with Trauma RX. There is no way that I would have transported two injured people in my car when an ambulance could have been called just as quickly, and especially after wounds from gunshots. How did this person know that the shooter was not still in the area and target his/her car? Not a smart move. Leave things like this to the professionals and stay out of harm’s way.

Julio May 27, 2014 at 3:55 PM

North Gate Rose. Plenty of Ghetto in Walnut Creek. I grew up when W.C. was a nice city. Saw pictures of our city in the paper the other day Wonderful 1940’s and 50’s. Rose, honey, you need to open up your world.

waverunner May 27, 2014 at 3:57 PM

debdvo- hope you are being facitious, because what this person did was totally stupid if the shooter was still around, and besides that, the person drove the car from a crime scene – not good thinking.

anoname May 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Why are you being so rude about someone that made a split second decision in a scary situation?? Sometimes we are running on adrenaline and do what we think is best and John Muir is very close so she obviously did what she thought was best at the time! Hindsight is a wonderful thing, really. I’d rather have someone do something than no-one do anything!!

CallOfDuty May 27, 2014 at 4:02 PM

17 shots but couldnt finish the job right there on the spot. must’ve used FMJ 9mm or a .380. shouldve just used a bonded HST or Gold Dot .40 or higher.

Rose May 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

there is no way!

Walnut Creek Resident May 27, 2014 at 4:04 PM

If the lady who took the victims to John Muir reads this: Thank you so much for being a savior to those poor souls whatever their involvement could be or not to be… I love my city and I am proud someone here helped. To the shooter: You are a pig, coward, and the lowest of the lowest. Hope you read this too!! Stay out of my city. I hope you get caught and I hope you get punished for what you did. It is horrible to make us all feel insecure here in Walnut Creek.

Well.. May 27, 2014 at 4:15 PM

@ Waverunner and Trauma RX- she didn’t have a phone. She was doing what she felt was right. If I didn’t have a phone, I would have done the same thing. Would you rather she just stood there and let that guy die?

mamatosix May 27, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Hey “Northgate Rose”
Did they say where the good samaritan was from?
Just remember when you have your head in the sand your ass is up in the air fully exposed.
Good thing for you is that you clearly have your head up yours. So you are safe.

Cowellian May 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Just Wow!
Well done to the woman for getting involved.

@#30 May 27, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Hmmm, wait 10 minutes for an ambulance to be dispatched, arrive, and start providing first aid- or arrive at a place that can provide an emergency operation in 5 minutes? If I were that close to a hospital I would most definitely want to be thrown in a car and go. Good work.

KAD May 27, 2014 at 4:29 PM

I wish that I would be brave enough to do the same thing. Good going.

poor rose May 27, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Hope that shoe isn’t too big for your mouth.

TraumaRX May 27, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Like I said she most likely caused more harm than good. There’s a reason why we call 911 right? Leave the treatment and help to trained professionals. Anything could have happened while she was driving them to the hospital. She was not equipped to manage that type of incident. That’s why we have Medics and the fire department..! People stop being so ignorant. This woman is no hero in my eyes.

hmmm May 27, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Not the sharpest tool in the shed, but was kind of her to put her life in danger.
That guy could have come back to finish them all off!

Rose May 27, 2014 at 4:53 PM

You really have to thank anyone who would stop and help someone in this situation. Not many people would get involved these days.

bobo May 27, 2014 at 4:56 PM

It might have been wiser to stop the bleeding and keep him warm and comforted as he was probably in shock, til paramedics could arrive within minutes and stabilize him. What if she had a wreck on the way?

TinFoiler May 27, 2014 at 5:17 PM

That’s the PROBLEM with this world – NOBODY wants to get involved. What really shocks me is the NOBODY got a license plate. COME ON – Traffic is Always Ridiculous over there and yet NOBODY saw anything. Whatever

waverunner May 27, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Well – #37 – no way would I have driven these two people to the hospital in the car that had been shot at. In the area where this happened, plenty of people could have called the police and ambulance. This person was not a medical person, so how could she have made any decision one way or the other in regard to the person dying?

In addition, in this day and age of suing people, how would she know that the victims would not sue her for furthering any injuries that they had incurred, had they been left there to be cared for by supervised medical people. She took a chance thinking that they would be eternally grateful to her.

This person is not a HERO IN THE TRUE SENSE OF THE WORD, and shame on the mayor for saying that she was, considering the recent holiday and who the true HEROES really were.

"Hero" is a correct assessment! May 27, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Thank you, to the woman to did that!

Perhaps emergency personnel would have said it was better to do something else, but I am positive that you considered time to be of the utmost importance, and in your judgment, it was the best alternative.

It must have been very frightening, not knowing whether you’d be shot at, and that is what is heroic- helping others regardless of personal safety. Not having a phone, it’s hard to say how long it would have taken to get someone to call, and get an ambulance there, and I am certain you must have considered that time was of huge importance, which it was!

Thank you for stepping up and doing whatever you could, at great personal risk, to help those in need!!!

concordnativeE May 27, 2014 at 5:27 PM

So let me get this straight. ..the city you live in determins who you are as a person?

It's 'Meme' is that you Ma? May 27, 2014 at 5:42 PM


There’s no reason why we can’t soon and very soon know the gun, the bullet(s) and what we’re looking for in these situations – Country wide…

The rights of the shooter should never trump the rights of the (local) people to know exactly what we are looking at and for!

Let’s get it!



Quick reactions May 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Though its likely a crime to remove a vehicle from a crime scene. With the hospital just down the street I can’t say I would not have done the same. Having been in some similar situations, we don’t always make the smartest or legal decisions when someones life is in your hands. She’s my hero. Hope she does not get in trouble.

James May 27, 2014 at 5:46 PM

@DramaRX, Dumbvo & Waverump.

Please leave your ignorant comments elsewhere. Very few people have what it takes to respond in an emergency situation and this person performed. For all you know she may be a neurosurgeon. Please shut the hell up. She is a hero.

TraumaRX May 27, 2014 at 5:49 PM

@ waverunner

Well said.

@ Trauma Rx May 27, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Do you know this person? How do you know she was not a required first responder. She didn’t move the injured person. He was in the passenger seat. John Muir is 2 min away from that location. She made a decision that likely gave him a fighting chance. If you are medically inclined you know the ER is a better place for him then sitting in a car waiting on EMS. The goal for responders in this county is 8 min for fire EMS and 10 min for paramedics. This hero was able to get the injured person there in less time. I would hope someone would be around to do the same for me if I was ever in a similar situation.

TinFoiler May 27, 2014 at 6:12 PM

California has a “Good Samaritan Law”. She is protected, she did not remove any vehicle from a crime scene – The victims Drove to where she was and she then drove them to Hospital.
If she gets into trouble for doing a good deed ~ I’ll expect all h3ll to break loose in her favor.

waverunner May 27, 2014 at 6:13 PM

To all of you calling this person a “hero”, this act could come back to bite her in the butt.

As Trauma RX again re-itereated in #43, this person is NOT A HERO. She was ignorant for risking her life when she didn’t have the medical knowledge to transport injured people to a medical facility – AND – – – – in the car that was shot at.

You people must have a thin value of the meaning of HERO, given the holiday that we just celebrated. What did she do that was so heroic?

anonymous May 27, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Thank you for getting involved! Right decision at that moment.
@waverunner & TraumaRX- tools!!!

No good deed ever goes unpunished May 27, 2014 at 6:17 PM

The woman risked her personal safety to help strangers, cannot believe you arm chair quarterbacks. Bet the people she helped are grateful…easy to criticize when you weren’t there.

waverunner May 27, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Another question comes to mind – how was this person able to drive the victims to the hospital in the bullet-ridden car?

Did she just shove the driver over and drive off, or what? Doesn’t make sense.

anonomous May 27, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Thanks for helping. Now can people come forward and spill the beans on what they know. This young boy has serious issues. To the trama rx sounds like you are a jealous control freak praying your not on duty if I have a problem thanks anyways angry much. We must put the good back regardless of where you live, how much money you have or your skin color.

WHY AM I PAYING TAXES? May 27, 2014 at 6:36 PM

When a random person can just take victims to the hospital. Paramedics administer needed treatment at the scene and are in contact with doctors who diagnose and begin setting up treatment for the arrival. Not to mention you are f%^#ing up the crime scene. Then driving (the speed limit?) with no emergency equipment. Hero? I hope people will continue to use the 9-1-1 system, alot of thought went into it’s creation.
Northgate Rose your a fool! There are stand up people in all cities.

TraumaRX May 27, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Again probably more harm than good. Moving a trauma victim without the proper training can cause irreversible damage or death. What if this was your family member or loved ones? Would you want someone with no medical training touching or moving you in this situation??? There’s a reason why we have ambulances and medics. Makes no sense to call her a hero.

Atticus Thraxx May 27, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Unable to make a call, she made the right call. She saw people in trouble and figured out the best way to help. Good person to have around when things get sticky, can’t have too many of those.

Connie Dobbs May 27, 2014 at 6:52 PM

That was very kind of her and I hope the people whose lives she may have saved don’t suddenly decide there’s $25k in cash missing from their vehicle.

Please don't let Trauma and Waverunner be near any situation... May 27, 2014 at 6:55 PM

…that requires quick thinking to save lives. You two blockheads would have stood around with your thumbs up your butt wasting 10-15 minutes calling an ambulance when there is an ER less than 5 minutes away (if that…you would have probably had to think about making the call for a couple minutes first).

It’s really easy to work out what shoulda, coulda, woulda, while sitting on your butt behind a keyboard, after the fact.

JL May 27, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Thank you to the good Samaritan who drove them to the hospital. How do any of you know that she didn’t have any medical training? There are a lot of nurses, doctors and EMTs among us, they don’t wear their badge outside of work.

curbstomper May 27, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Tried to be a hero.
Turned out to be a ZERO.

@TraumaRX May 27, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Nobody said she moved anyone! She drove their car! Maybe the driver moved out of the seat themselves and let her drive!

TraumaRX May 27, 2014 at 7:18 PM

@ #64

You are a total idiot. The average Joe doesn’t know how to stabilize a gunshot wound to the chest. You should wait for trained professionals who have the proper equipment and training to put a 3 sided occlusive dressing on the victim and treat for shock. And the average time for an ambulance to arrive in the bay area is about 5 minutes and it’s even less for a fire truck who by the way has a fire medic on board.

D-SHOT May 27, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Easy E wrote a song about this. Think it was…Straight out of Claycord…

Creeker May 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM

With up to 17 holes in him he was probably leaking like a sieve. Time is of the essense. The lady probably got them to the emergency room in 5 minutes. Medical help to the scene can take much longer. The lady is a hero for risking her life to help others. Waverunner and TraumaRX your both ignorant tools. If you were the victims of this shooting you would probably would try to sue the lady that may have just saved your life. Try getting involved instead of making excuses.

TinFoiler May 27, 2014 at 7:45 PM

When seconds count – The Ambulance is only minutes away. The decision was made based on the circumstances thrown in Her face.
I’m sorry that the rest of you are too busy posting instagram updates and Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaahing like the Sheep that you are, you wouldn’t recognize an emergency if it slapped you upside the head. Fearfilled, acting all hard when all is well – But you crack like caspar milquetoast when action is needed.
#Absolutely Sad!!!

The Mamba May 27, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Trauma and Waverunner, I respectfully disagree, this woman probably saw that people needed immediate attention and jumped into action and probably saved a life.

TraumaRX May 27, 2014 at 7:54 PM


A nurse, medic, MD or even a PE teacher at your local high school is smart of enough to know not to move the patient and wait for a ambulance. So it’s ok for this lady to drive them in a non emergency vehicle obeying all traffic lights and road congestion? Hahahah idiots!

CallOfDuty May 27, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Wouldnt be surprised if the victim is affiliated w/ unsavory characters

@ Cici May 27, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Really….why the conspiracy theory? Anyone familiar with that area, like the pedestrian obviously was, knows there is a TRAUMA center hospital, not just any hospital, A TRAUMA CENTER HOSPITAL literally a few blocks up the road. How would it have been better to try to find someone with a phone, call 911, wait for emergency responders, all while in the same time you could have the victims already at John Muir?

A job well done by the Good Samaritan. Conspiracy theory busted.

DavidDuke May 27, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Waverunner and TraumaRX are correct. Anybody w/ a brain would be carrying a cell phone these days in the first place. Secondly, driving them around impersonating a ambulance driver is not very intelligent..

57 Chevy May 27, 2014 at 8:09 PM

This Good Samaritan thought she was doing the right thing. Her heart was in the right place.

I’m on vacation, and my wife’s an MD. I thought I’d ask her professional opinion. We just had dinner, and we’re watching two different ballgames on TV.

You call the professionals, period. She explained how you don’t know where the victim was shot, the damage that could occur…….the medical full disclosure.

People in the medical profession are very clinical, especially MD’s.

If you want to call my wife an idiot, you’re entitled to your opinion. People in the medical profession are going with their professional opinion based on their schooling. There is also the risk of litigation.

I will be enjoying the ballgame.

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire May 27, 2014 at 8:10 PM

This is a new record for me. Every single comment I’ve made on this story was deleted. The thought police are alive and well on Claycord.com!!

Horse n around May 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM

The woman in her heart did the right thing by taking them to the hospital. BUT…..unfortunately, this is a sue happy society that we live in. If the person had a neck injury and the woman moved him or her the wrong way and caused paralysis that person could sue her. Sometimes we as good samaritans try to help others, only to find out that if we harm someone on accident, we will get sued.

VikingPrincess May 27, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Pretty weird…not one person thought to call or yell out to call 911?

How close were they to the hospital?
If close, they might as well drive anyways.
Yes – there IS a good Samaritan law and thank the Gods for that!

12 gauge pump action May 27, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Concord is full of drug dealers and criminals don’t act like there isn’t violence everywhere. If law abiding citizens had guns with a ccw in pretty sure the guy wouldn’t have gotten away.

EdPowers May 27, 2014 at 8:56 PM

If I was standing around and saw that happen. I would just walk home and act like i never saw it. Where I’m from, we dont snitch. And, we dont try to be hero. Let nature take its course.

TinFoiler May 27, 2014 at 8:58 PM

That 2007 S550 with 400 horsepower will get to the Hospital quick – it seems John Muir was only 2.2 miles away, 5 – 10 minutes of waiting for ambulance or put the pedal to the metal and do what she did!
Please no more postings until you look up the :
“Good Samaritan Law”

Anon May 27, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Sorry to see this good person has to make this political, up until then I was ready to congratulate him for putting himself in harms way to help others.

Cici May 27, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Most of you were gawkers

Shasta Daisy May 27, 2014 at 9:10 PM

No one knows ALL the facts.
She did what she thought was the right thing.

Bless her.

A V Oter May 27, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Kudos to the Good Samaritan.. You likely saved lives, at least improved their chances. This could have been another situation of people dying within view of medical facilities while waiting for emergency responders to roll emergency equipment from the far reaches of town.

Cracky McGee May 27, 2014 at 9:29 PM

She saved the victim’s life by giving a d*mn and going above & beyond … Yep, HERO in my book!!!

Cowellian May 27, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Not that there’s a shortage of smart, good-looking, and debonaire posters around here, but I’ve never heard of you before today. Have you actually posted here before?

PeterNorth May 27, 2014 at 9:36 PM

bet they feed that s-class Arco gas.

DearShooter May 27, 2014 at 9:42 PM

better use a .45 bhp next time instead of that 22lr. any real pro wouldve got the job done two to the chest one to the head and target would be DOA.

RonJeremy May 27, 2014 at 9:46 PM

A good samaritan always rises to the occasion. I always rise to the occasion.

@trauma RX May 27, 2014 at 9:48 PM

If you are really a trauma nurse like I am you should have heard of the term “load and go”….
Do you even realize how close they were to the hospital?
Straight up the road a few blocks!
While not the safest thing to do, neither you or I were present…
I’m not sure how you could be so cold to criticize?
Please save your “let the professionals do their job and stay out of the way”
There is a time and a place for for that type of action!
I have worked in all areas of EMS for 20 years!
I am Thankful that there are still people out there willing to help one another.
In my professional opinion there is no way more harm was done!

Rollo Tomasi May 27, 2014 at 9:56 PM

@ #51:

“There’s no reason why we can’t soon and very soon know the gun, the bullet(s) and what we’re looking for in these situations – Country wide…”

Specifically, would would this be implemented?

I reported the story to Claycord May 27, 2014 at 10:24 PM

To all the Monday Quarterbacking comments:
The hospital was only blocks away. The female victim did attempt to go into a business but was taken as a customer trying to enter after the store closed. The female victim pleaded with my friend to please drive them to the hospital. My friend didn’t even know how to operate a new Mercedes Benz, she had to be instructed by the female victim who was distraught. A group of unknown males we’re seen circling the shopping center. Hindsight, something needed to be done without hesitation and it was done without fear or expectations. I’m sure many of you would have done nothing!

K May 27, 2014 at 10:31 PM

People come on this site & find ways to criticize everything. The woman followed her heart & tried to do what she felt was the right thing at that moment. Some have called her ignorant, naive, an attention seeker, a law breaker, etc. The one thing that I know for certain is that her act was not out of malice or evil intent. She was simply trying to help & she does not deserve all of this negativity.

She witnessed a horrific act & she got involved by doing the best she could with the tools that she had available to work with. She took action without letting concerns for her own safety stop her. For all we know, her quick action may have saved that man’s life (the victim who is still in critical condition). She’s a hero in my book.

@#95 May 27, 2014 at 10:37 PM

You are 110% correct. I’m retired LE and saw a lot of gunshot victims die waiting for an ambulance. If you have a trauma center up the road that specializes in gunshots, it’s very reasonable to “load and go” in this circumstance. This was our protocol in most instances when an officer was shot, as we also had fairly fast access to a good trauma center. This isn’t someone who fell down and is complaining of neck pain- they are swirling the drain fast. An occlusive dressing? As if she had one (or a dozen), and one was probably at least several minutes away by the time you take reporting, dispatch, and response times into account. If you can have them at a top-notch trauma center in 3 minutes, don’t you think they could better treat a collapsed lung due to a gunshot wound? This lady really had a lot of presence of mind compared to your average citizen and I ALSO appreciate what she did. Good chance the guy in the car is some low-life that could try and sue her, but she didn’t know that at the time, did the best she could, and I think Good Samaritan laws will protect her in the end. Hope some of these commenters aren’t around if I get shot down the street from a trauma center, I’ll have to start trying to crawl.

anon May 27, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Don’t forget it could take 5 min or more to get through to 911. And how does anyone really know the whole scenario and the driver. Maybe she has medical training herself. Maybe she was in military and trained in these sorts of things. Remember we don’t know the whole situation. And it has to be admitted she did her best in this situation. Right or wrong, she wanted to help and did her best.

anon May 27, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Tin foiler, you sound like your from back east.

Edith Bunker May 27, 2014 at 11:10 PM

This guy is still on the loose. I hope the Hospital has plenty of protection for the victim. If the WC police do not find and arrest this guy I am calling the cops ;(

Thank you for reporting it! May 27, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Thank you for reporting to us this good example of selflessness in an attempt to help!

We would not have known about this otherwise, as newspapers (SFGate) reported that paramedics transported them.

eyewhen May 27, 2014 at 11:19 PM


Friend/Neighbor Of Man In Critical Condition May 27, 2014 at 11:25 PM

First of all, I’m just so appalled by these ignorant, idiotic comments…he’s a an awesome father and amazing man, for all of you to judge a man nor anyone for that matter is totally absurd! That’s what’s wrong with society today…my friend is in critical condition and trying to hold on for his dear life and you imbeciles are arguing over what areas are more prestigious vs “ghetto” We live in an upscale suburban area of Sacramento…this chivalrous gentleman is by no means, ghetto/ganster/hood/whatever other hatred words you choose to name…

Friend/Neighbor Of Man In Critical Condition May 28, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Please discontinue the disrespect/discredit and slandering of this gentleman of whom none of you know personally know nor have ever encountered…instead please pray that he survives this tragic situation, pray for his children, family and friends…that he returns to consciousness and is well, alert and active again REAL SOON!!

@ Northgate Rose May 28, 2014 at 12:06 AM

I’d be surprised if ANYONE would come to the rescue if they were actually from walnut creek! With how STUCK UP most of the people from that town are, walking with their noses in the air like their ish doesn’t stink they would probably be afraid thir hands or cloths would get dirty or something. I’d see someone from concord helping in an instant over and “stucky” Walnut Creek resident. I guess I say that because I am from concord and I’ve helped a handful of people I’ve seen in a car accident or get hurt INSTANTLY with no hesitation! So take your snobbish comment and shove it lady!

PM Clayton May 28, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Driving to the hospital was the right & smart decision period! How do you think you would feel if it took 10-15 minutes for help to come & have the person bleed out. Great job!

Friend/Neighbor Of Man In Critical Condition May 28, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Extreme gratitude and appreciation to the individual who solely acted upon impulse…I’m my eyes you’re a life saver…reacting in such a manner, speedy and intelligent thinking…transporting them and seeking medical attention quicker than anyone else could, even Paramedics…no one has time to make a phone call in a life threatening manner such as the one that was tested before you…what a blessing you were around…

just wondering May 28, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Looking at the photo of the car. With 16 or so shots to it. The windshield is intact. And the two passenger windows are good as well. Except there are multiple white spots on the front passenger window. Could this car have had bullet proof windows? Maybe it all happened on the otherside. Pray for the victims, no one deserves what they have gone thru.

CantSleep May 28, 2014 at 2:08 AM

The poster commenting their wife is an MD and speaking for her…sorry your explanation makes no sense. Have an MD in the family that did not think twice to arrive at a car accident and compress etc the drivers artery to save a life. If your wife is an OB/GYN maybe I’d understand…they are under lots of scrutiny

There is so much of this story that needs filling in and I’d prefer to wait this out.

If she was able to walk to a store as a poster said – she was able to give consent. Why didn’t she drive? Why not have someone call ahead? More info needed.

I completely understand why she would NOT want to stay at the scene. Been at a busy intersection in Richmond at night near police station and a van drove through and shot out right next to me! The light went green and No one went…total silence…we were frozen. I then slowly entered the intersection with my head low and got the heck outta Dodge till I got home. Its not funny folks!

Shelly May 28, 2014 at 2:46 AM

Let’s pray for the survival and recovery of the man.

She’s a hero.

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire May 28, 2014 at 3:18 AM

Cowellian@#91: my prior moniker was MrDuckyWucky.

KenInConcord May 28, 2014 at 5:32 AM

TramaRX Reading these posts I see several things.

1.) The driver of the Mercedes and was OUT OF THE CAR walking around!!
2.) No one “moved the patient” he was in the passenger seat.
3.) In less than 4 minutes the patient is inside the best TRAUMA center in the bay area
4.) TraumaRX your plan, he would have been laying in a parked car in Safeway parking lot waiting for an ambulance to drive past the hospital in order to get to the Safeway parking lot then having to drive all the way back.

Decision are made all the time, This woman’s decision had the injured in the hands of TRAUMA medical personnel before an ambulance could be dispatched,

This doesn’t apply to every situation. But this case I believe it was the best choice

warbirds45 May 28, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Walnut Creek a Ghetto? Take a right on Richmond Parkway, roll down into North Richmond.
99% of the folks from Walnut Creek would poop their pants.

Then wait until the sun goes down, you will wish you were in Walnut Creek!

Thankgoodness May 28, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Thank goodness for good samaritans. Glad this person was able to help these people out. It’s very tragic and horrible that this happened. I hope the disgusting person who did this is caught soon.

Prayers to the victims.

Cowellian May 28, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Ah Ha!

57 Chevy May 28, 2014 at 7:57 AM

@ Can’t Sleep—–#111

The explanation makes sense to people who are educated. People who are well educated already understand.

Once again, the Good Samaritan thought she was doing the right thing.

Call 911, and an ambulance will arrive shortly. If you don’t have a cell phone, with today’s technology (or any business), a phone call is very simple.

Had the victim died on the way to the hospital, you’re looking at litigation in a very litigious state.

I don’t expect to get through to anyone, but I tried.

Have a great day!

WC_Resident May 28, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Keep ghetto trash out of WC.

Marissa May 28, 2014 at 8:29 AM

I hope they make it through this, and I hope they catch the creeps.

57 Chevy May 28, 2014 at 8:52 AM

One last comment. With the suspects still at large, the Good Samaritan put herself in a very vulnerable position by driving the victims car. I realize the hospital is only 5 minutes away, but when a suspect is at large, two people have been shot, and you’re now driving the vehicle yourself, you’re really putting yourself (and the victims) at risk.

I hope everyone is okay, and I hope the suspects are caught.

PH Dad May 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM

To the friend of the victim. I hope he pulls through so that he can help catch the shooter.
As KeninConcord stated, she didn’t move the victim. He was in the passenger seat the whole time. This woman showed great poise and executed in an emergency situation to get the victim to the trauma center.
I’d hate to be a soldier in a combat unit with Trauma RX calling in medevac choppers. Read up on Army vs. AF medical evacuations in Afghanistan.
AF just got it done while Army helos had to wait for escorts and good weather..,

I reported the story to Claycord May 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Hindsight: everyone is an expert! The female victim was also wounded and was traumatized. She didn’t know the area or that there was one near by. She tried going to a near by business but the employees did not open and ignored her. She had multiple wounds and covered in blood. Do you actually believe should could operate the vehicle safely? Personally, I highly doubt many of you experts would’ve stepped in and helped. My friend observed, reacted, and reported! Not one time did she ever consider that her life was in danger.

Creekster May 28, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Did this woman run every red light? Have you seen how long the red light is in front of John Muir? Ambulance could have been faster with medical care along the way and not a risk of being shot at again.
I still can’t believe no one had a phone around at that hour., not even the victims???? Weird I tell you!

HERO May 28, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Hey lets all carry first aid kits and be good samaritans and not trust in professionals to do their job. Lets not carry cell phones either, lets just carry first aid kits. First aid kits are the answer.

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire May 28, 2014 at 1:21 PM

its a cultural thing.

I reported the story to Claycord May 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM

@Creekster: your logic is dumb. You’re telling me that it would have been faster to find a phone, call 911, wait to get transferred to the proper authority, then give details of your exact location, on top of the all the other questions they’re going to ask. Then WCPD will respond and need to secure the scene before any first responder arrives, then maybe, just maybe, they get the victims to the hospital! !! The entire event only took minutes, and I am sure there was luck with the street lights, and maybe she did take a few reds, but who in the world cares? Fyi: many people go on walks and leave their phones behind: I leave mine every time I go on a run! Try it sometime! !!!!

walnutdumpcreek May 28, 2014 at 3:02 PM

I love all the walnut creek freaks acting like this never happens in there disneyland of a town. None of you are safe, hahahahahaha!

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire May 28, 2014 at 3:13 PM

it aint no thang…

Michelle May 28, 2014 at 3:29 PM

I told my son that…lol; be real about it.

FrankFurter May 28, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Pretty sure many people called 911 when they witnessed the shooting. The Police and Paramedics were probably seconds from them and she whisks them away and risks their life again. The shooter could have been waiting for them at John Muir. The whole story will come out and it won’t be pretty.

I reported the story to Claycord May 28, 2014 at 4:15 PM

@frankfurter: Actually the police weren’t called till John Muir.

@Brewskiosity May 28, 2014 at 4:23 PM

You need to wake up and open your damn eyes. North Gate Rose is 110% correct..the rodents of Concord would not care to help a shooting victim. Probably just steal the victim’s shoes, clothes, phone, jewelry instead. In case you haven’t noticed, Conord is the new Oakland! And now these Concord rodents are starting to spread their bacteria into Walnut Creek and infest our local population with their robberies, crimes, and shootings. Nobody left rob in Crap-cord? They all come to WC because all those insects know that people in WC have money.

Perhaps you need to wake up and stop snorting the coke all day, bro.

@107- please shove it up your arse May 28, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Please, stop pretending that Concord is surrounded by nice people. BTW, fool – i also use to live in Concord, but soon realised between the shootings, robberies, drug dealing, vandalism, auto theft, hit and run car accidents, cursing from local residents, dog attacks and dead bodies floating in nearby lakes…i had to move out of there.

Perhaps you feel that WC people are snobbish because they are hard working and well educated? Nothing wrong with getting a good education, working hard and living in a nice community. You should try it sometime.

@FrankFurter....get a life May 28, 2014 at 4:43 PM

You obviously don’t know sh-t. I am guessing you are the type of human who would just walk by and take pictures with your cell phone then post it on youtube? This person was a brave soul for helping the shooting victim out and driving this person to the nearest hospital.

The paramedics usually take a few minutes to respond to a shooting and cant always promise to be there in time. When someone is bleeding, every second counts. The lady stepped up big time and well above the call of duty to perhaps save someone’s life. which is more than i can say about you, turd.

Lorrie Liberty May 28, 2014 at 4:54 PM

People in Oakland can be good Samaritans! My daughter was having seizures one after the other, (Status epileptus) We chose to drive her from Walnut Creek to Oakland Children’s Hospital and got lost on the way. A group of young adults helped us find the hospital. PS–Look up the story of the Good Samaritan in the Bible. The Samaritans were the most vilified people of their day and he alone helped the man.

shadowblade May 28, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Hindsight is always 20/20. One victim was treated and released, while the other is in critical condition. Given the seriousness of the incident, the woman had the presence of mind to drive the victims to safety, putting her own life at risk in the process. Classic definition of a hero.

Of course, the real heroes of Claycord would have taken out the shooter(s) a la Jack Bauer, while simultaneously treating the victims.

shadowblade May 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM

FrankFurter #131

Pretty sure? You mean you don’t know if police/ambulance actually arrived at the scene?

fyi May 28, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Police received many calls of a shooting from the scene. It stated in a news article.

Henchman May 28, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Shouldve taken a seflie while driving them. Make sure to get them both in the background. #ImpersonatingAmbulanceDriver

@ 134 May 28, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Hardworking and educated? Lol your funny!! If you think people from clayton/concord are none of that then you had better open your eyes. My husband probably makes more than you could ever dream of making in one day than you make in 2 weeks which blesses me to be a stay at home mother to our son. We are both very well educated. With a beautiful home in a NICE neighborhood. My son watches how hard his father works everyday to take care of us so he will grow up with good morals not thinking things just get handed to you in life. Hey you should try that sometime yourself! Lol

@ 134 May 28, 2014 at 7:48 PM

And p.s. just remember all the nice things in your home got into the country by what my husband does for a living weather it be your furniture, your food, the walls surrounding you. So learn to appreciate people more!! You obviously aren’t a Christian!

@ 133 May 28, 2014 at 8:03 PM

You my fellow citizen are the true definition of “Rodent”

WC_ELITE May 28, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Concord is a glorified Richmond/East-Oakland

mika May 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Mayor, she’s my nominee for hometown hero. Brave and selfless. Hope someone gave her a ride home.

stinkeye May 28, 2014 at 10:20 PM

It’s too quiet with the investigation. The perp should have been caught by now
He is trolling around with a semi automatic and a three hole mask.
C’mon popo’s!

Just sayin May 29, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Hey my fellow concord folks. I guess if we put up a nord Strom and a Tiffany and Co. We will be just as good as they are! LOL & please tell me what differs us Clayton residents from you? Because we have none of the above? Just curious??

KenInConcord May 29, 2014 at 7:58 AM

I know what to do !

1.) start I.V. With ringers lacktate,
2.) transport as soon as possible.
3.) squad 51 out, KMG-365……..


(What would Roy and Johnny Do?)

She's alright. May 29, 2014 at 10:09 AM

I agree that this woman was a fast thinking hero. Sometimes a little self-help is better than waiting for a bureaucracy to step in.

My Two Cents May 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM

TraumaRX shut your stupid pie hole!! You got a guy bleeding to death a mile and a half away from a trauma center. They didn’t move him and they punched it up to the emergency room…Faster than the Paramedics got there!! In fact they arrived at the hospital when the paramedics just arrived at the scene. We can only hope this man pulls through. You armchair detectives can go to hell too along with all you ghetto this and ghetto that idiots!! This woman should be praised for fast thinking and knowing the hospital was a minute away!! She may of saved his life….but TraumaRX would of let him bleed out at the scene waiting for the Paramedics. They were shot! They weren’t in an automobile accident!! This Woman deserves an Ice Cold Beer For Christ’s sake!!

Post 142 - shove it please!!! May 29, 2014 at 2:56 PM

I am very happy that I dont believe in the fallacy of Christianity like you do.

But that is a discussion to be tabled for another time.

@152 May 29, 2014 at 3:16 PM

@ #252 –
Christians are people who believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ. The person you think is a fallacy was in fact a real person. The most famous person who ever lived. Rumor is, he was a pretty good teacher.
You look like a fool.

Antler May 29, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Speaking only of FACTS and of transport logistics…..the drive from the Oak Grove intersection to ER is more than two miles, and that drive takes more than five minutes in the best of circumstances (largely because of the interminable light rotation at Bancroft). Still speaking only factually: NONE of us, including the woman who was the driver between the scene of the shooting and the ER, has any way of knowing how long that drive took! My understanding is that the traffic on Ygnacio Valley Road was post-concert, so …. departing from known facts….. I am assuming that traffic was extraordinarily heavy. An additional factor would have been the usual control-freak drivers who would have refused to yield even to a car which had its horn blaring.

So traveling from the Oak Grove intersection to the ER under those circumstances (including without benefit of lights and sirens!) took an absolutely UNKNOWN amount of time…..with no-one applying compression to staunch the victim’s bleeding SO FAR AS WE HAVE BEEN TOLD…. I.e. unless the man’s wife was able to do so in spite of her own injuries.

I am only saying that it is quite premature for any of us to be second-guessing the long-term effects of this transport……much less to be pointing fingers at any potential wrongdoing beyond the attempted murder itself. But there is nothing wrong with our wanting to know what John Muir’s opinion will be. What they determine might very well mold our own behavior in a like situation.

Please, might we at least join to wish complete healing for the victim. And also might we work to stop this childish animosity between residents of our various neighboring communities. Such envy and vindictiveness could indeed have been the very motive for this crime.

@Post 153 May 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM

If your beloved “person” who discovered the teachings of Christianity was walking among us today, he would convert to atheism. In a hearbeat.

The fact is that most Christians today do not even understand the true teachings of Christ, how someone should live their lives, the moral values which he supposedly stood for, etc, etc.
That is why I refer to Christianity in its current state as being a fallacious religion. Today Christianity is about hating gays, condemning abortion, treating each other like crap, advocating murder, being unfaithful to your spouse…but asking for forgiveness in the end. Going to church for the midweek service and twice on Sundays, doesnt make you a true Christian.

Before getting off on your religious soapbox – ask yourself this:
How many Christians do you know today who truly understand and practice what Jesus taught 2000 years ago??

And btw – there is no post @252 – i think you might look like the fool here.

@150 shove it please May 30, 2014 at 3:39 PM

I know my geography I live in clayton. You can miss our town with a blink of an eye there just so happens to be good parts of concord that intersect with clayton so before you bash all of concord know YOUR TOWNS! LOL

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