On Sunday evening, October 1, Las Vegas was rocked by a deadly mass shooting during an outdoor music festival.
But amidst the chaos and the tragedy were stories of everyday people risking their lives for others, concert-goers who became heroes.
"There were so many people, just normal citizens, doctors, cops, paramedics, nurses, just off-duty. Everyone's just communicating and working together," festival attendee Vanessa, told ABC 13. "It was completely horrible, but it was absolutely amazing to see all the people come together."
These are some of their stories.
Lindsay Padgett (pictured here) and her fiancé were at the concert when the shooting started.After it was safe to do so, they ran to their pickup truck and drove it back toward the crowd to load it full of people with injuries who needed help. Padgett took a Facebook video of the scene — you can hear a man yelling, "Right now we need your truck. We just need to get people over to the hospital." You can hear Lindsay's heroic reply: "OK. Put them all in the back!"
Mike McGarry, a 53-year-old financial advisor from Philadelphia, threw his body over his children to protect them from gunfire.
The personal tales of heroism, even in the face of such horror, are reminders of that humanity is ultimately good.… https://t.co/5osaOKxNYl— Terrence McCoy (@Terrence McCoy)1506952255.0
Gail Davis spoke with CBS News about the metro officer to whom she owes her life.
“A metro officer, who I owe my life to...actually covered me up to protect me from being shot,” Las Vegas shooting… https://t.co/gIfzq5pLVz— CBS This Morning (@CBS This Morning)1506946943.0
The most tragic hero so far is Sonny Melton, who died protecting his wife during the shooting.
It’s been confirmed that Sonny Melton of Big Sandy, Tennessee was killed in the shooting. https://t.co/krkZMLLL72— Brian Sullivan (@Brian Sullivan)1506953891.0