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Dealer gives truck to veteran who commandeered pickup to save shooting victims

(Photo: Inside Edition via CBS News)
(Photo: Inside Edition via CBS News)

An Arizona car dealership is offering a free pickup to a Marine Corps veteran who commandeered a truck to ferry dozens of Las Vegas shooting victims to the emergency room.

Shane Beus, owner of Gilbert-based B5 Motors, told The Arizona Republic he was so moved by the heroic actions of Taylor Winston that he wanted to give him a truck as a show of gratitude.

"It's very, very courageous what he did," Beus told the newspaper. "He was willing to risk his life and run back into the storm and help out."

Winston, 29, was attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, held Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, when a gunman attacked, killing 58 people and wounding several hundred more.

After taking cover, Winston told CBS News he found a nearby pickup with the keys inside and loaded it with the most critical victims. He made two trips for ambulances got there.

For his part, the Iraq War veteran said he's no hero and pointed out that he was one of many people doing whatever they could to help those in need.

"There was a lot of bravery and courageous people out there," Winston told CBS.

Winston is expected to pick up his new Ford F-150 Monday, according to The Republic.