Taylor Winston Is OB’s Hero of the Las Vegas Massacre

by on October 4, 2017 · 2 comments

in Ocean Beach

Taylor Winston. Screen capture from CBS News

The name “Taylor Winston” might as become a household name in Ocean Beach, for he was one of the heroes at the mass shooting at the Las Vegas country music concert Sunday night. He’s been all over the local news – and rightly so – for Taylor, a former Marine, and a friend drove up to 30 critically injured victims to a hospital.

Winston – in the middle of the carnage – “borrowed” a work truck parked with its keys nearby, loaded critical victims he could find, and drove to the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center. He was doing this before ambulances arrived. Here is what he told CBS:

“Me and a friend went and got a few drinks and found our other friends near the side stage and we just kind of posted up there to watch and enjoy the concert.

“People started scattering and screaming and that’s when we knew something real was happening,”

“The shots got louder and louder, closer to us and saw people getting hit, it was like we could be hit at any second. Once we got to the fence, I helped throw a bunch of people over, and got myself over. It was a mini war zone but we couldn’t fight back.”

“I saw a field with a bunch of white trucks. I tested my luck to see if any of them had keys in it, first one we tried opening had keys sitting right there. I started looking for people to take to the hospital. There was just too many and it was overwhelming how much blood was everywhere.”

“Once we dropped them off, we were like well, let’s go back for round two and go get some more. I transported probably 20 to 30 people injured to the hospital.”

“I think a lot of my training in the military helped me in the situation. We needed to get them out of there regardless of our safety.”

“There was a lot of bravery and courageous people out there. I’m glad that I could call them my country folk.”

 CBS Morning News



{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Eric October 4, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Thank you Taylor for your selfless act.


Scott October 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Your clutch performance is fully appreciated. You did what had to be done.


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