A Prospect Park, PA, police officer is being hailed a hero for jumping into action to save a teenage gunshot victim.

Officer David Voorhees says when he realized the victim’s life was in danger, his training kicked in.

“A 17-year-old male was shot. I observed a male lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper left-hand abdominal quadrant,” Voorhees told CBS Philadelphia.

Voorhees grabbed his trauma bag, ripped open a packet of gauze and applied pressure to the victim’s wound for several minutes while also dealing with a rowdy crowd of bystanders until paramedics arrived to take the victim to the hospital.

The mayor will honor Voorhees' lifesaving action during a meeting at Borough Hall on Tuesday night.

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