Joshua McGill was at Pulse nightclub in Orlando when the shooting started. He and his friends heard the shots at around 2 AM and ran for their lives. Right after he jumped a fence into the parking lot, he saw a wounded man, Rodney Sumter, limping around out in the open. That’s when he sprung into action.
#2 Minimizing The Bleeding
“That’s when I noticed he had been shot once in each arm. I took my shirt off, tied it around his first initial gunshot wound on his left arm. I took his shirt off, tied it around his other arm where the other gunshot wound was,” McGill said. While herding him to the nearest police officer, McGill noticed another wound in Sumter’s back.There was no medical staff on scene yet, so McGill was instructed to lay on the wound to help stop the bleeding.
#3 Clinging To Life
McGill held this complete stranger, keeping him awake, trying to keep him optimistic while blood flowed all over. When the ambulances finally arrived, Sumter was rushed to the hospital where he was scheduled for surgery.
#4 Sharing His Thoughts
Joshua posted about the tragic event on his Facebook page.
#5 Thinking About The One He Saved
It turns out that the man he saved, did in fact survive the horrors of that night. Joshua McGill is a hero.