(FOX 11) - British solders risked their lives coming to the aid of victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
Dan Priestly was among six troopers with the UK's First Queen's Dragoon Guards enjoying a few days of R&R in Las Vegas after training with the US Army at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin Nevada, when they heard gunshots ring out Sunday night from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel onto the thousands of Country Music concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Priestly, a Trooper from North Wales said, "All of the sudden there was people flying everywhere. You just instinctively know there is something wrong and you have to get out there and help them."
The Soldiers from the United Kingdom were not at the Music Festival, but were in the area and rushed toward the mass chaos and terror to help. Trooper Chris May said,'Initially, we did not know what was going on, but due to the training from when you first join the army to this point, you've had numerous causality scenarios, so we were pretty well prepared for what we were going into.'
The men immediately used their extensive military training to help the Las Vegas officials move people to safety and administer life saving first aid. At least 58 people were killed and close to 500 were wounded when 64 year old Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd.
He then shot and killed himself as police moved in.