Published: Thu, October 05, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Veteran finds truck to save injured during Las Vegas shooting

Veteran finds truck to save injured during Las Vegas shooting

"We had help at the hospital to get them all out and get them into the hospital and once we were clear we just said 'let's go back for me.' We went back for a second trip and filled it to the brim of essentially bodies, some barely breathing, and had people applying pressure and trying to help them survive to make it to the hospital". "It was just shooting fish in a barrel".

"Jenn and I luckily found a truck with keys in it and started transporting priority victims to the hospital and made a couple trips and tried to help out the best we could until more ambulances could arrive", Winston said.

Winston said he returned the truck to its owner on Monday night.

"People started scattering and screaming and that's when we knew something real was happening", Winston told CBS This Morning. Winton called the scene a "mini war-zone" except they "couldn't fight back".

"We started grabbing people and loading them in the truck", Winston told Stars and Stripes.

"There was just too many and it was overwhelming how much blood was everywhere", he told CBS News. He served two tours in Iraq before being honorably discharged in 2011, CBS News reports. Winston and his group of friends were trapped by a fence, and he claimed that, "Once we got to the fence, I helped throw a bunch of people over, and got myself over".

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After helping to load victims who were shot in the chest into the ambulance, "My fiancé picked up the guy who had died and put him back in the bed of the truck", she says.

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

"I think a lot of my training helped in the event, helped me keep a cool head", Winston said. That's when the veteran saw a field of trucks sitting idly in a nearby field.

Winston doesn't consider himself a hero.

Authorities said at least 59 people were killed and more than 525 others were injured Sunday when a gunman opened fire on 22,000 people gathered for the final night of the Route 91 Harvest music festival.

"This is what the good people of this country do for each other when tragedy happens at any and all times", another wrote. I'm so glad you are okay and can't imagine what you and your friends experienced.

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