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Hero Medical Student Peter Gold Goes Home From New Orleans Hospital

Peter Gold, the Tulane medical student who was shot while helping a woman being accosted on a New Orleans street, has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

The shooting gained national attention when security footage of the Nov. 20 early morning incident hit the web.

Gold, a 25-year-old fourth-year medical student, has been hailed a hero Good Samaritan on social media for his selfless act.

RELATED: The Forward’s profile of Peter Gold.

His alleged shooter, Euric Cain, 21, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery with a firearm, second-degree kidnapping and attempted armed robbery with a firearm.

Cain shot him once in the stomach, the video shows, and then tried to shoot Gold in the head, police said, but the gun jammed.

A spokeswoman told The New Orleans Advocate the Gold family is “appreciative of the support from the New Orleans community, the Police Department, Tulane University and the hospital.” Gold was released Wednesday.

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John A. Oswald

John A. Oswald

John Oswald is The Forward’s deputy digital media editor.

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