Orlando Shooting Hero Shares Incredible Story About Saving A Bartender's Life
A survivor of the deadliest mass shooting in US history shared how he saved the life of a nightclub bartender by using his own shirt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding from gunshot wounds.
According to ABC News, Joshua McGill was running out of Pulse in Orlando when he came across father-of-two Rodney Sumter "limping" and "mumbling" at around 2 am on Sunday morning.
The 27-year-old father had been shot three times.
McGill grabbed Sumter and guided him to a car he was hiding behind and then to safety.
I took it upon myself to let him know that I was going to stop the bleeding. I took my shirt off, tied it around his first initial gunshot wound on his left arm. I took his shirt off, tied it around his other arm where the other gunshot wound was.
They both made a run for it through the parking lot. Because there weren't any ambulances, police told McGill to lay Sumter down in a patrol car and apply pressure to his back.
That's when McGill learned Sumter's name.
He said he then told Sumter,
Stick with me, you're going to be fine, I promise you, everything is going to be OK.
The survivors said a quick prayer before Sumter was transported to a hospital.
Sumter was scheduled for surgery this morning, and McGill said he seems to be in a stable condition.