GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –
B5 Motors in Gilbert is handing out a complimentary truck to a veteran who saved dozens of lives throughout the terrifying Las Vegas shooting last Sunday.
Marine veteran Taylor Winston is being hailed a hero after conserving dozens of lives throughout the mass shooting when he took a truck and transferred seriously hurt victims to the health center.
Shane Beus, owner of B5 Motors in Gilbert, was overcome by the heartbreaking stories coming out of Vegas following the shooting. The group was especially amazed with the veteran and his rescue efforts.
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On Oct. 4, B5 Motors reached out through social media requesting the public’s assistance to find Winston. Later that day, B5 Motors and Winston were in contact.
home again] B5 Motors offered Winston a new Ford F-150 to honor him and reveal appreciation for his bravery, guts and American spirit. Winston picked up the truck Monday.
“It’s been truly tough to even get myself to come out here and accept a gift of this caliber,” Winston stated after taking the pickup for a brief test drive.
Throughout the night of the terrible shooting, Winston was at the Path 91 Harvest Celebration country music concert when the gunman unfortunately took 58 lives and injured almost 500 from the 32nd-floor window of his Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino room.
After getting to safety Winston and his buddy searched for ways to help those still in risk. That is when he saw type in a truck in a lot near the location and didn’t be reluctant to jump into action.
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Winston recounted on CNN it took him two journeys from the celebration grounds to the health center.
Winston, 29, said Monday that he does not like being called a hero.
“There are numerous others that have not been provided as much credit as I,” he said, describing that a number of individuals, consisting of a female with a broken back from an earlier unrelated incident, assisted victims into the truck at the scene and after that from the truck at the hospital.
Winston said he hopes he can be “a face of some motivation and hope in a time of darkness.”
The veterinarian stated he simply did exactly what he had to do, and he’s not alone.
“There are so lots of people out there like me in our community, and, I’m sure, across America, that would do the very same,” he said. “It’s been great having a story like that out there versus, you know, one person who’s just incredibly evil.”
Winston said he intends on selling his present automobile and will donate the earnings to the Vegas victims.
“Ideally everybody keeps going out and enjoying these celebrations,” he said. “I know for myself and all my pals, it’s the very best part of the year. You cannot let something like this stop us.”
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