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(Photos courtesy of Seguin PD and Bruce Ure)
Off-duty Texas chief helps save wounded concertgoers in Las Vegas
Deputy Chief of the Seguin Police Department, Bruce Ure, was with friends in the VIP section of the Route 91 Harvest Festival listening to headliner Jason Aldean when gunfire broke out.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (KWTX) A Texas police chief who was backstage at a deadly country music concert in Las Vegas, helped rescue at least three people.
"It’s like a war movie,” said Ure. “Debris was coming up hitting you in the legs because it was hitting the pavement, and people were screaming and crying and running."
"The gunfire was coming so fast that you couldn't count 'em,” said Ure. “He didn’t just spray, he was there to kill, he wanted to shoot.”
As of Monday evening, 59 people were killed, and 527 were injured.
At one point, a bullet nearly misses Ure’s head, but a fragment of the shrapnel sliced his hand.
His police and EMT training kicked in, helping save people as he and his friends were running away including a man who was bleeding-out from his leg.
Ure said he took the man’s belt, using it as a tourniquet to help stop the bleeding; ironically, he’d just gone through tourniquet training three months before, as his department keeps them on their belts for situations like these.
“I had to hold it (the belt) because I couldn’t tie it,” said Ure. "I guess people saw us working on this guy and thought this must be medical, next thing I know I've got a lady shot in the chest and a lady shot in the back."
Ure flagged down a car and convinced the driver to take all four of them to the hospital.
He said he was in the right place, at the right time, with the right training to make a difference.
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