BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Several residents in Southwest Bakersfield told 23ABC News that their sense of safety plummeted after a shooting in their neighborhood.
Bakersfield Police say a man in his thirties was shot while standing on his driveway Tuesday morning shortly before 7:15 a.m.
Neighbors began transporting him to the hospital, before police advised them to pull over and wait for paramedics, BPD Sergeant Nathan McSauley said.
One of those neighbors is Shelby Miller, who immediately ran out of her house with her fiance to assist the man.
"I was full of blood everywhere, I was just on top of him trying to get every wound that I could," Miller said.
The man had multiple gunshot wounds that she compressed to mitigate bleeding, Miller added.
"He started just telling me that he was going to die and I was telling him I wasn't going to let that happen," Miller said.
Officials say the injured man is recovering in the hospital.
The suspect is still outstanding, according to BPD.
Officials are investigating whether the suspect and the injured man are known to each other.
Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at 661-327-7111.