Las Vegas: Man shot whilst helping victims reunited with police officer who saved him

Las Vegas: Man shot whilst helping victims reunited with police officer who saved him

Hundreds of people were injured in the Las Vegas shooting

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A man who was hit by two bullets in the Las Vegas shooting whilst helping other injured people has been reunited with the off-duty police officer who saved his life.

It is thought that Jonathan Smith saved at least 30 people who had been injured in the attack before officer Tom McGrath saw him and moved him to safety, plugging his wounds with his fingers.

He told CNN in an interview: "Everyone's been using that word 'hero.' I've been saying it since the whole time I got home, I'm not a hero, I'm far from a hero. I think I just did what anybody would do."

Smith admitted it probably wasn't smart to help others rather than running, but if he had been someone who needed help, he would have liked someone who saw him to come back and help.

As he was helping those who had been injured, two bullets hit him - one in his arm and the other in his neck.

Smith said: "I owe that man my life because from the moment I got hit, he was the first one to actually help me stop the bleeding."

He is in constant pain due to his injuries and the bullet in his neck is still there as doctors fear its removal would cause more damage.

CNN then introduced McGrath who joined the interview on the phone, he said: "He's somebody who inspires me. I know he might not want to give himself all the credit, but he definitely did a wonderful job, and I was just happy to be there to help him towards the end, and get him out of there when he was hit."