A number of first responders say bystanders helped paramedics deal with the wounded after a gunman opened fire last night from the 32nd floor of the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Eventually, well over 120 ambulances responded to the shooting scene. But it wasn’t enough. That’s when average people became heroes…not only by shielding each other, but carrying the wounded and even loading them into passenger cars to get them to the hospital.
"You see courage and compassion there, people helping total strangers, people risking their own lives to help people," says Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. "That really speaks to the character of America. This is the Nevada family at its finest."
To see some of those stories of heroism – including off-duty firefighter Steve Keys, who was shot while performing CPR on a woman at the concert venue (he’ll live), CLICK HERE.
Source: CBS News