Las Vegas Shooting: Jonathan Smith


From my notes: “President Trump and the first lady will visit a hospital in Las Vegas to meet with shooting survivors, first responders and other medical professionals.”

Jonathan Smith saved at least 30 people before being shot in the neck during the Las Vegas mass-shooting. He had driven to Las Vegas from Orange County, California to celebrate the his brother’s birthday.

“Active shooter, active shooter, let’s go! We have to run.” Smith then destroyed a locked security gate and “formed a human chain” in order to lead the group to safety.

“[Then] I ran back towards the shooting. You could hear the shots. It sounded like it was coming from all over Las Vegas Boulevard. I got a few people out of there.”

About getting shot: “I couldn’t feel anything in my neck. There was a warm sensation in my arm. I really didn’t want to die.”

Smith believes an off-duty San Diego police officer saved his life. The officer came over and stopped the bleeding and then flagged down a passing pickup truck stopped where he was placed along with several other wounded victims.

“I don’t deem myself as a hero. I would want someone to do the same for me. No one deserves to lose a life coming to a country festival. I just deem myself as someone that was doing the right thing.”

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