(WSVN) - A doctor who performed CPR on a California synagogue shooting victim received a heartbreaking surprise.

When shots rang out, one man sprung into action to help victims inside Chabad of Poway near San Diego.

Worshippers called on him to perform CPR on a woman struck by gunfire.

According to witnesses, she threw herself in front of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein in an attempt to save his life.

He received a gunshot wound to his hand.

It was only a short time later when the doctor realized the person he was rendering aid to was his wife, 60-year-old Lori Gilbert-Kaye, San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

He then fainted.

Lori succumbed to her injuries.

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