A Marine Veteran Stole A Truck To Drive Almost 30 Critically Injured Victims Of The Vegas Shooting To The Hospital

USA TodayA 29-year-old veteran used a stolen truck to drive critically injured victims to safety during what quickly became the deadliest shooting in U.S. history.

Taylor Winston, a Marine veteran from San Diego, was among friends at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas Sunday night when a gunman from a nearby hotel room opened fire on the audience. Winston told CBS This Morning he was dancing the two-step with his girlfriend just moments before. Once Jason Aldean stopped playing and the stage went dark, he realized popping sounds he first thought were fireworks were actually rapid-fire bursts of gunfire.

A Marine veteran stole a truck…

Bad start to a headline.

A Marine veteran stole a truck…to drive nearly 30 critically injured people to the hospital after the worst mass shooting in modern United States history.

That’s a hero headline.

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

“First one we tried opening had keys sitting right there. I started looking for people to take to the hospital,” Winston told CBS. “There was just too many and it was overwhelming how much blood was everywhere.”

Winston told KGTV he looked for victims with the most serious injuries first, loaded them into the truck bed and drove them to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center. He made two trips before ambulances arrived on scene, CBS reports.

Shout out to Taylor Winston, Marine,  hero.

I’m sure that truck owner will understand.


A TON of people were offering rides, driving complete strangers to the hospital, helping out and saving the lives of people they had never met before.  There were so many stories of heroes and good samaritans coming out of this tragedy that it was overwhelming.  Combined with the pictures and videos of the people lined up to give blood, volunteer, help out any way they can.  Taylor Winston is just one example of those countless acts