Published: Thu, October 05, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Hero Marine stole truck, drove Vegas shooting victims to hospital

Hero Marine stole truck, drove Vegas shooting victims to hospital

Padgett was attending the Jason Aldean concert at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival with her fiance, Mike Jay, and some friends on Sunday. Winston and his friends discovered they were boxed in by a fence, and "Once we got to the fence, I helped throw a bunch of people over, and got myself over".

Taylor Winston was dancing with his girlfriend among a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort across the street.

Winston and Lewis were able to take about 24 people to the hospital in a series of trips from the scene of the attack. We wanted to go back to help more people.

The vet said they ran for cover and hopped a fence to get to safety.

Winston said he and Lewis then saw "a field with a bunch of white trucks" and chose to stop fleeing and start helping. Upon realizing the situation, Taylor Winston stole a pickup truck to drive victims to the hospital, making multiple trips to save as many injured bystanders as possible.

The vet said he was overwhelmed by the amount of blood as he loaded the backseat and bed of the truck with the most critical victims. "But at the end of the day, we just knew we had a mission to get as many people to safety".

Padgett can be heard replying, 'okay, go ahead, put them all in the back! "Shots were still firing, we had a couple of friends. set up a makeshift hospital on the backside away from the gunfire, and they were pulling people out of the venue".

"We went back into the gunfire and started looking for priority victims, people with the most serious injuries to get to the hospital", Winston said. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 2011.

Winston rejects the "hero" label.

"This is what the good people of this country do for each other when tragedy happens at any and all times", another wrote.

Winston says he is just 100 percent lucky that he was not injured or killed.

He returned the truck keys to the owner Monday.

"I think a lot of my training helped in the event, helped me keep a cool head", Winston said. While he doesn't know which of his passengers survived, he feels confident that his decision made a difference.

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