Dearborn, Detroit, Grosse Ile natives play heroic roles in Las Vegas

- The stories that happened on that concert field in Las Vegas where the latest mass shooting took place resonate all the way to Detroit. These metro Detroit natives don't know each other but they have this in common - they moved from Michigan to Nevada and found themselves doing works of heroes and angels.

"I just know a horrific event occurred in my city," said Toni Mullan. "I have to live with the fact that I'm a part of one of the worst tragedies. That's really hard to stomach."

"As soon as I turned here there were dozens of walking wounded," said Kyle Darin.

Darin is originally from Grosse Ile. He was driving on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night when he heard of the mass shooting.

"I got as close to it as I can and as soon as I got there, there was a group of  four people, two were wounded saying we need to get to the hospital," Darin said. "I took them and their two companions as quickly as I could to the hospital. I had towels, I had taken my dog to the park earlier that day and I put towels over the seat of my backseat so he doesn't tear up the leather. I had those, thankfully.

"I wrapped those around their extremities that were affected and that controlled the bleeding well enough to get them to the hospital."

Toni Mullan is from Dearborn. She is a supervisor at the level one trauma center in Las Vegas. She worked at Henry Ford Hospital for 20 years in Detroit. She got the call Sunday night and coordinated the aftermath of the worst mass shooting this country has ever seen.

"I walked in and people were lined up on chairs, sitting on the floor, bleeding from their extremities," she said. "They had tourniquets, dog chains, whatever somebody could find, wrapped around their extremities. I had people outside in the hallway, I knew I had to get a hold of this."

There was also Brad Wilkins from Detroit, who moved to Las Vegas in March. The Lyft driver started doing anything he could - he has been offering free rides, donating water and donating his own blood.

The spirit of this country and our city was exemplified in amazing ways during the darkest of times.

"I am just really angry since this happened," Wilkins said. "There is a ton of emotions, sad, anger, I just want to do my part to help. It seems like everyone is coming together to help and I just want to be part of the community."

"The person who did this does not get any acknowledgement from me," Mullan said. "The people that need the acknowledgement and the people that need our prayers are those people who are waking up without their loved ones."

Fifty-nine families waking up without their loved ones, 500-plus who were injured, as the investigation continues.

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