Woman Describes Driving Las Vegas Shooting Victims to Hospital in Her Truck

Padgett was attending the Jason Aldean concert at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival with her fiance Mike Jay and some friends on Sunday. She

People saw that we had a truck, so we said, 'Fine, yeah, ' and started to pack everyone in, ' Padgett said of trying to help those injured.

Winston was reportedly at the concert with his girlfriend and friends when attacker Stephen Paddock began shooting at the crowd from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

"People were getting hit two or three feet away from us and as we were running looking back, people were falling down", he said.

The shooting is the deadliest in USA history, leaving 59 dead and 527 wounded, but the toll might have been worse, if not for the heroic interventions of bystanders like Winston and Lewis. That's when the veteran saw a field of trucks sitting idly in a nearby field. The first one he checked had the keys in it.

"People started scattering and screaming, and that's when we knew something real was happening", Winston told the news network.

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In their two trips, Winston and Lewis loaded the wounded into the bed of the truck and the backseat, with Winston directing passengers to triage the gunshot victims, as he sped toward Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center - racing against time "before they bled out", Winston told the Daily Beast. "There was just too many and it was overwhelming how much blood was everywhere". He served two tours in Iraq and was honorably discharged in 2011 as a sergeant.

"This guy says, 'We need your truck".

When they arrived to a hospital, she and Jay helped the victims inside. Winton called the scene a "mini war-zone" except they "couldn't fight back".

"(There) was a utility vehicle, and I knew that sometimes keys are left behind for the next driver", Winston told The Orange County Register.

Authorities said at least 59 people were killed and more than 525 others were injured Sunday when a gunman opened fire on 22,000 people gathered for the final night of the Route 91 Harvest music festival. He was not aware which of his passengers survived but said that he was confident that he made a difference that night. "I can't be for certain", he said.

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