Laura Ness, wife of Duluth Mayor Don Ness, was leaving a food co-op Tuesday evening when she heard an argument, and then a pop.
She ran across the parking lot, the Duluth News Tribune reports, and was the first person to help a bleeding Deandre Norwood, 22, who’d been shot once. As she was dialing 911 on her cell phone, a car pulled up and took Norwood away.
Apparently Norwood’s cousin drove him to the hospital, thinking that an ambulance would take too long. He was in stable condition Wednesday.
She said later that she didn’t think she’d been much help and was glad the man didn’t die.
She told the paper:
“We have a very tame life. Here I was involved in someone’s huge drama and then there’s our own quiet life. … We talked about opportunities and choices people are left with. I just have empathy for everyone involved.”