The 30-year-old copy machine repairman, Jonathan Smith is likely to spend the rest of his life with a bullet lodged in the left side of his neck that became a never-ending reminder in modern U.S. history as because of Las Vegas mass shooting on Sunday night.
Smith was shot while trying to help save people after a gunman, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas. Smith was one of the lucky ones to be able to walk out of the hospital, even with his critical injuries.
Jonathan Smith was shot while trying to save people in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas.
Jonathan Smith reportedly was at the event to celebrate the 43rd birthday of his brother Louis Rust and afterward, bullets started to rain down onto the crowd who were enjoying the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
In the confusion, Smith was separated from his family, yet he helped a group of terrified people hiding behind police for safety. Smith led the group away from the lawn and to the disabled parking area.
Jonathan Smith, who saved 30 people in Las Vegas gun shooting, with his son
The California native Smith was shot in the neck after he stood up to help a few young girls who weren’t fully hidden. The bullet tore through his skin and Smith suffered a fractured collarbone, a cracked rib, and a bruised lung.
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The bullet is believed to be lodged in his clavicle and it is said that the bullet may have to stay there for the rest of his life.
Smith has received much praise, however, he dismissed his new-found hero status.