CHICAGO (CBS)– An off-duty Chicago nurse ran to the aid of a man who was shot in the forehead while driving.
“I go to the driver side and I see the guy is bleeding, so I grabbed a teddy bear and I placed it on his forehead,” Ivan Escobar said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Record Warmth Possible Next 2 Days
Escobar, who works at Saint Anthony Hospital, was driving with his son, when he heard gunshots near Grand and Avers Saturday night.
That’s when he heard screaming and saw a 44-year-old man bleeding inside a car.READ MORE: Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must Change
Escobar then went to work, doing whatever he could to help out, until paramedics arrived.
The man was taken to a different hospital in critical condition at the time.MORE NEWS: The United Center COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site: An Inside Look
Escobar says he’s glad he had the chance to help and set a great example for his son by helping someone in their time of need.