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: Oak Park Condo Owners Say Repair Work Has Gone Nowhere After More Than A Year And A Half, Despite Hefty Fees To Contractor
Escobar, who works at Saint Anthony Hospital, was driving with his son, when he heard gunshots near Grand and Avers Saturday night.
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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: View Live Radar
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.