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Welsh soldiers describe running towards danger to help wounded of Las Vegas shooting

Two soldiers from Wales have described how they helped the injured victims and first responders during Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The troops from the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards were on a break from a training exercise in Nevada when the shooting erupted close to a casino they were in.

Fifty eight people were killed when Stephen Paddock opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino onto country music fans at an open air concert below.

Trooper Dean Priestley from Kinmel Bay said he went on to treat and reassure victims in the casino.

There was a young girl who had a bloodied rag wrapped around her hand and loads of cuts all over her hands.

I calmed her down and brought her to the front to the emergency services.

Everywhere you looked there were people cowering...and in shock.

Just having a calm exterior helped more than anything because if you run over panicking, they were getting worse.

– Trooper Dean Priestly 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards

Trooper James Astbury, from Ruthin, said the soldiers split up to try and tend to as many victims as they could.

We saw casualties and we obviously knew there was something wrong.

We knew we had the training and we just did everything we could to try and help them as best we can.

– Trooper James Astbury, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards

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