Video: Hero soldier saves children during US mass shooting

Video: Hero soldier saves children during US mass shooting

Off-duty soldier gets emotional as he recounts terrifying incident.

By Web Report

Published: Thu 8 Aug 2019, 11:50 AM

Last updated: Thu 8 Aug 2019, 2:00 PM

Amidst the horrifying shooting rampage in Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, that left 22 people dead, was a US Army private who rescued several children from hate-filled shooter. 
On August 3, when the shooting began, 22-year-old Glendon Oakley, of Killeen, was shopping at a Footlocker in the Cielo Vista Mall when a child ran up and shouted that someone had opened fire inside the Walmart next door. "The guy at the register and I sort of looked at each other. He's a little kid.. are you going to believe him?" NYP quoted Oakley as saying in Task & Purpose.

But when the trained Army man heard gunshots himself, he sprung into action. "We're trained, when you hear gunshots, to pull out your weapon and think fast. It's a feeling that you can't explain," Oakley was quoted as saying in KTSM. He rushed to the parking lot where he saw a bunch of children without their parents screaming and crying.
"So I pick up as many as possible and carry them with me and another guy does as well," said Oakley, an automated logistics specialist who recently obtained his license to carry a concealed pistol which he instinctively pulled out after hearing gunshots.
However, when he got out of the shopping center, cops suspected him to be the shooter. "When I got out I guess one of the cops thought I was the shooter or something, so I had to show him my clip to show it was still full," he said. "I wasn't focused on myself, and I wasn't focused on my surroundings . I was just focused on those kids," Oakley concluded.

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