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Taxi driver rushes wounded Route 91 victims to hospital

Posted at 11:53 PM, Oct 05, 2017

Stories of bravery and sacrifice during Sunday night's mass shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival continue to come into our newsroom. 

From surveillance cameras placed inside a taxi; we see how a cab driver responded to a call for help in those terrifying moments. 

It's 11 minutes after 10 o' clock on Sunday night. It's six minutes after police say Stephen Paddock began firing shots from a window at Mandalay Bay and four minutes before the carnage ends. We see Yellow Checker Star Cab driver Winifredo Maquindang quickly sliding behind the wheel of his cab. He seems startled, but relatively calm. 

And then outside the car, panic stricken pleas for help. We see two people get inside. One is in the passenger seat and another in the back, arms wrapped around the person in the front. Just over 20 minutes later they pull into the drive at Sunrise Hospital where staff are ready and waiting for victims. 

Yellow Checker Star Cabs has been and is still providing free rides for victims and their families who need transportation.