Local San Diegan recognized for courage during deadly Las Vegas mass shooting
Taylor Winston (Facebook)
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A local San Diego man is being hailed a hero for his courageous acts during the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people and injured hundreds of others.
Taylor Winston was at the country music festival went shots were heard, scattering people in all directions, trying to find safety.
According to reports on Facebook, Winston drove back into the crowds with a truck he found and gave people rides to safety and to the hospital.
"Taylor Winston, people were so fortunate to have your guidance during the shooting and for your willingness to take the wounded to the hospital in a truck and for making more than one trip. I know you didn’t do this for recognition but because it was the right thing to do and that’s what makes. You such an incredible human," wrote Jenifer Michelle on Facebook.
"Taylor Winston, you are a hero. He grabbed a truck and loaded bodies and injured people up to take to the hospital and helped police tend to the injured at the scene. I'm so glad you are okay and can't imagine what you and your friends experienced. You are an angel," wrote Aleasha Johnson on Facebook.
"Proud of Taylor Winston, Jenn Lewis, and all those who selflessly put their own lives in danger to get others to the hospital in this horrific situation. May we all unite to help those injured and less fortunate rebound as quickly as possible," wrote Kevin Blue.
"In recognition of a great man I once had the pleasure of serving with. Taylor Winston, you’re an outstanding example of what we should all strive to be in a time of crisis," said Savant Suykerbuyk.
"My heart goes out to everyone at the venue and to all my friends that did attend I'm so glad you are all ok and thank you, Taylor Winston, for jumping in and rushing people to the hospital," said Erin Charbonneau.