Taylor Winston, an Iraq veteran, jumped immediately into action this past Sunday during the Las Vegas shooting which included stealing a pick-up truck and transporting victims to the hospital.
The 29-year-old was able to quickly find a truck with the keys inside after automatic gunfire started during the Route 91 Harvest music festival.
Winston loaded the most critically injured victims he could find into a stolen truck and drove to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center before ambulances had even arrived on the scene.
According to CBS News, Winston, and girlfriend Jenn Lewis were dancing the two-step, stage right. Moments later, the gunfire began.
“Once we dropped them off, we were like well, let’s go back for round two and go get some more,” he said. “I transported probably 20 to 30 people injured to the hospital.”
Several days later, the owner of the truck and Winston released a photo of their text conversation. The truck owner sent the following inquiry to Winston:
“Hey Taylor told you might have the keys to my truck?? All I won’t is the key. Other then that its all water under the bridge to me and hows the people you hauled doing”
To which, Winston replied:
“I have em for ya. When do you want to meet for em? We’re at the Monte Carlo. I took about 30 critically injured to the hospital. Your truck was extremely important saving those peoples lives. I don’t know if they all made it.”