I-Team: Shooting survivors search for Good Samaritans who saved lives; Facebook could help

LAS VEGAS - After more than a week, some victims and concert-goers who attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, are still trying to find the people who helped them on that tragic night.

The I-Team spoke with many survivors of the shooting, and many of them say they remember bits and pieces of Sunday night, Oct. 1, but while others say they struggle to remember what exactly happened.

However, one thing that's most important to many of the victims as they try to heal is thanking the Good Samaritans who stepped in to help save their lives.

Misty Leonard says she remembers the gunshots and hiding when they rang out, but she's having a tough time remembering the face of the man who saved her life.  According to Misty, the man was military, and he forced her to run when she thought she couldn't.

"I just want to find this man to thank him because I don't know what we would have done,"  Leonard said. "We were just so terrified, so he's definitely my hero," Leonard said.  

Leonard took action to find her hero by posting on the "Find My LV Hero" Facebook page.

"I can't remember his face.  I can't remember what he was wearing," said Leonard.  "I really don't have a lot of recollection.  My thought was put it out there and hope he would remember me."

On the Facebook page, survivors of the shooting, along with their family members are sharing their own personal stories in hopes of finding the ones who helped them that tragic night.

One mother was looking for a man who saved her daughter.  The man turned out to be 20-year-old Zack Laswell.

"I think it should be all of our mindsets to help people that are around us," Zach Laswell said. 

"As soon as everybody was saying 'go,' he picked both of us up, and we booked it to the closest exit," said Alaina Laswell, Zach's sister, and shooting survivor.

Zach Laswell, a Las Vegas resident, helped his older sister and a stranger he thought he'd never see again.

"Today I felt like I really want to know what this girl is up to, like how is she doing and everything and all of my sudden my sister texts me and says 'hey, look at this!' I was like 'what? Wow. This is amazing." 

Zach spoke to the woman he helped save on the phone.

"She starts crying and then her parents, she told me that her parents were going to call me and thank me and it's just, I'm lost for words, to be honest with you," Zach said.


 


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