Hundreds of people were brutally injured while 58 lost their lives during the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday but thanks to courageous people like former marine Taylor Winston, that number did not increase. During the 10-minutes shooting by 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, 29-year-old Taylor Winston spotted an idle truck with its keys inside. Without wasting any time, Winston took the truck and managed to transport about 30 injured people to the hospital to save their lives. Winston loaded about 15 injured people in the truck and came back to the venue to help save more lives. 3 days after the incident, Winston received a text message from the truck owner. “I took about 30 critically injured to the hospital. Your truck was extremely important saving those peoples lives,” he wrote. Check out their conversation below.
The message was shared by the truck owner on social media and since then everyone is calling Winston a true hero.
“Once we were in it, we decided to go help get everyone out of there,” he said. “Shots were still firing, we had a couple of friends … set up a make shift hospital on the backside away from the gunfire, and they were pulling people out of the venue. We pulled up to that and they started loading us up with the most critical injured.”
“I think a lot of my training helped in the event, helped me keep a cool head,” Winston said. “But at the end of the day, we just knew we had a mission to get as many people to safety.”
(Source: Bored Panda)