ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Three University of New Mexico medical students rendered aid to a jogger who had been shot in the stomach near North Campus Friday morning.
"I heard multiple gunshots and then a man screaming, 'Oh my God, Oh my God' over and over," said Brittany Garcia.
Garcia, her roommate and her roommate's boyfriend, Chris Plaman are all medical students at UNM.
"We ran down there," Garcia continued. "Chris got some towels from a neighbor, and we kind of put them over his wounds, made sure he was oriented to some of the things we're kind of taught to do."
The three rushed to the aid of Justin Schroer who had been shot in the stomach as he was out jogging in the Summit Park Neighborhood.
"I just tried to help him control the bleeding," Plaman said.
He said Schroer was conscience and talking him through what happened, telling him he was running when a man in a truck began shooting.
"He described the driver. He said may have been wearing a white hat, was driving a white truck manufactured sometime in the 90s," said Plaman.
The gunman also hit houses, cars and even trash cans.
Police are not sure if Schroer, who is the UNM Cancer Center Development Director, was the target or if he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
However, neighbors said it was actually where he was shot that may have saved his life.
"We are walking distance to the med school and the hospital so there's a lot of medical students and doctors who live in the area," said neighbor Charlie O'Dowd.
Garcia and Plaman are shying away from any praise saying only that they did what anyone would and could have done and that they did not do it alone.
"A lot of people were just doing different things, people were calling 911," Plaman said. "I think that was very instrumental because it got emergency services there very soon, within minutes, and I think that probably saved his life," Plaman said.
Schroer is expected to be OK.
The medical school students said they hope to be able to visit him when he feels up to it.
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