Veteran Who Commandeered Truck To Rescue Vegas Shooting Victims Gifted New Truck

Veteran Who Commandeered Truck To Rescue Vegas Shooting Victims Gifted New Truck

Veteran Who Commandeered Truck To Rescue Vegas Shooting Victims Gifted New Truck

During the night of the shooting, Winston was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival country music concert when the gunman took 58 lives and injured almost 500 from the 32nd-floor window of his Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino room.

When shots rang out in Las Vegas, 29-year-old Taylor Winston stole a pick up truck and rushed critically injured folks to the hospital before ambulances had arrived.

"Our first stop is Vegas", Winston said after picking up his pickup from B5 Motors owner Shane Beus in Gilbert, Arizona.

Taylor Winston risked his life to stay behind and help those injured as bullets rained down from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

To recognize and thank him for his actions, a Gilbert, Arizona truck dealer gave Winston a new F150.

In exchange for his new truck, KSHB reported that Winston will be selling his current vehicle and donating the proceeds to victims of the shooting.

Winston told "CBS This Morning" he was dancing the two-step with his girlfriend just moments before.

After climbing over a fence to safety, Winston and a friend looked for ways to help those still in danger.

"There are just so many people out there like me in our community, and, I'm sure, across America, that would do the same", he said. He loaded them into the truck bed and drove them to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center.

Winston said he made two trips from the concert venue to the hospital.

Winston's friends thanked him on Facebook. Later that day, B5 Motors and Winston were in contact. While Winston said numerous times that he doesn't want to be called a hero, he's one in my book.

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