GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –
B5 Motors in Gilbert is distributing a totally free truck to a veteran who conserved dozens of lives during the frightening Las Vegas shooting last Sunday.
Marine veteran Taylor Winston is being hailed a hero after conserving dozens of lives during the mass shooting when he stole a truck and transferred seriously injured 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 team was especially amazed with the veteran and his rescue efforts.
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On Oct. 4, B5 Motors connected through social networks requesting the public’s help to find Winston. Later that day, B5 Motors and Winston touched.
home once again] B5 Motors used Winston a brand-new Ford F-150 to honor him and express appreciation for his bravery, courage and American spirit. Winston got the truck Monday.
“It’s been truly tough to even get myself to come out here and accept a gift of this quality,” Winston stated after taking the pickup for a short test drive.
During the night of the terrible shooting, Winston was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival country music show 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 assist those still in risk. That is when he saw type in a truck in a lot near the venue and didn’t be reluctant to jump into action.
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Winston stated on CNN it took him 2 journeys from the festival premises to the medical facility.
Winston, 29, said Monday that he does not like being called a hero.
“There are so many others that have not been given as much credit as I,” he said, discussing that a number of people, consisting of a female with a broken back from an earlier unassociated incident, helped victims into the truck at the scene then from the truck at the health center.
Winston stated he hopes he can be “a face of some inspiration and hope in a time of darkness.”
The vet stated he simply did what he needed to do, and he’s not alone.
“There are so lots of people out there like me in our community, and, I make sure, across America, that would do the exact same,” he said. “It’s been excellent having a story like that out there versus, you understand, a single person who’s simply extremely evil.”
Winston stated he plans on selling his current car and will donate the profits to the Vegas victims.
“Ideally everybody keeps heading out and delighting in these celebrations,” he said. “I understand for myself and all my good friends, it’s the very best part of the year. You cannot let something like this stop us.”
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