Calif. medic critical after being shot in head

A motive for the shooting was not known


OAKLAND — South Bay paramedic Quinn Boyer remains in critical condition at Highland Hospital following a bizarre attack in the Oakland Hills Tuesday. Boyer was shot in the head while in his car on Keller Avenue, which then plunged down a ravine. Oakland police are still trying to uncover a motive for the shooting.

It was a somber day at Santa Clara County Ambulance Wednesday as everyone's thoughts were with their colleague. "Today, we are dealing with the tragedy and learning about it, and helping our employees cope," said Monica Gomez with Santa Clara County Ambulance. Grief counselors were at the ready following Tuesday's shocking attack.

Their highly-regarded co-worker of two years was off-duty when he was shot in the head on Keller Avenue in the Oakland Hills. Witnesses say a man in a brown car opened fire on Boyer's car. The 34-year-old crashed down into a ravine after speeding off and slamming into a median. Police are trying to figure out what triggered the brazen shooting.

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