Las Vegas Shooting Hero: Veteran steals truck to transport dozens of victims to hospital, likely saving lives

A veteran stole a truck during the Las Vegas massacre in order to transport injured victims to the hospital, reports CBS News.

Marine Corps veteran Taylor Winston, 29, and his girlfriend were dancing when the shooting began.

“People started scattering and screaming and that’s when we knew something real was happening,” Winston, who served two years of duty in Iraq, told the news outlet.

Winston, his girlfriend and thousands more were reportedly boxed in by a fence. That’s when the veteran saw a field of trucks sitting idly in a nearby field. He decided to make a run for it and take as many victims as he could with him.

“The shots got louder and louder, closer to us and saw people getting hit, it was like we could be hit at any second. Once we got to the fence, I helped throw a bunch of people over, and got myself over,” Winston said.

“It was a mini war zone but we couldn’t fight back.”

Luckily, the 29-year-old and his girlfriend Jenn found a set of keys located inside one of the trucks. He knew what he had to do.

“I started looking for people to take to the hospital,” he said. “There was just too many and it was overwhelming how much blood was everywhere.”

Victims were squeezed in the backseat and spread across the bed of the truck. As soon as he dropped them off at the hospital, he went back for more.

“Once we dropped them off, we were like well, let’s go back for round two and go get some more,” Winston said. “I transported probably 20 to 30 people injured to the hospital.”

He eventually stopped making rounds when he saw that ambulances had arrived on scene, as reported by The Daily Caller.

“People needed to get out of there, and we tried the best we could to get as many as could,” he said.

Taylor Winston says his “training in the military helped” him keep an even head during the horrific ordeal.

He also rejects being labeled a hero, saying there were plenty of heroic people doing their best throughout the tragedy.

“There was a lot of bravery and courageous people out there. I’m glad that I could call them my country folk,” he said.

He returned the truck to its owner Monday night.

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