Hayes was driving through a Los Angeles suburb at around 9:30 on Friday night when he noticed a man lying on the ground. Hayes stopped his car and approached the man, Courtney Cunningham, who was bleeding from the leg. Hayes then reportedly took off his shirt and used it to apply pressure on the wound until an ambulance and the police arrived.
Hayes' publicist Michelle Bega said the actor did not want to make a big fuss about the situation.
Los Angeles police have confirmed that a man by the name of Courtney Cunningham, 33, was shot outside of his home on Friday night following a robbery attempt. Cunningham had apparently been working on his car in his driveway when two men approached him. They demanded the car keys and Cunningham was subsequently shot in the ensuing scuffle. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Hayes, 31, won an Emmy last year for his role as a gay character on Will & Grace, and was nominated again this year for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy.