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

May 27, 2014 14:16 pm · 156 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.


101 anon May 27, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Tin foiler, you sound like your from back east.

102 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 ;(

103 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.

104 eyewhen May 27, 2014 at 11:19 PM


105 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…

106 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!!

107 @ 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!

108 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!

109 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…

110 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.

111 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!

112 Shelly May 28, 2014 at 2:46 AM

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

She’s a hero.

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

Cowellian@#91: my prior moniker was MrDuckyWucky.

114 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

115 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!

116 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.

117 Cowellian May 28, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Ah Ha!

118 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!

119 WC_Resident May 28, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Keep ghetto trash out of WC.

120 Marissa May 28, 2014 at 8:29 AM

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

121 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.

122 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..,

123 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.

124 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!

125 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.

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

its a cultural thing.

127 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! !!!!

128 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!

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

it aint no thang…

130 Michelle May 28, 2014 at 3:29 PM

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

131 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.

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

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

133 @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.

134 @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.

135 @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.

136 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.

137 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.

138 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?

139 fyi May 28, 2014 at 5:40 PM

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

140 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

141 @ 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

142 @ 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!

143 @ 133 May 28, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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

144 WC_ELITE May 28, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Concord is a glorified Richmond/East-Oakland

145 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.

146 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!

147 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??

148 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?)

149 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.

150 Post 141 - shove it please!!! May 29, 2014 at 1:56 PM

i never said that clayton was a bad place. do you know your geography, lady??? I said: concord was a crappy place. clayton is a different location, genius. i know this is hard for people like you to understand but you can drive two/three blocks down the road and go from being in clayton to a dumpy place like concord. learn to read…CAREFULLY.

And how to do you know that your precious hubby makes more than me, or twice my salary???? Do you even know what i do for a living? So STFU please.

151 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!!

152 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.

153 @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.

154 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.

155 @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.

156 @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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