Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Breaking News

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.

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.


  • Events

    Haart to Haart


    Dec 7, 2022

    7 pm ET · 

    A conversation with Julia Haart and her son Shlomo, stars of Netflix's 'My Unorthodox Life,' about the new season and much more.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.