Isla Vista 7-Eleven clerk made daunting rescue
May 27, 2014
As most bystanders fled the scene, an Isla Vista 7-Eleven clerk ran into the line of fire Friday night and rescued a wounded woman caught in crossfire during the mass murder near the UC Santa Barbara campus. [KEYT]
During shooter Elliot Rodger’s rampage Friday night, a woman with a gunshot wound to the leg lay bleeding on the sidewalk by El Embarcadero Street. UCSB student and 7-Eleven worker Jorge Anaya noticed the woman, known as Megan, about 40 feet away from his store and ran toward a shootout between Rodger and sheriff’s deputies to save her.
Anaya held Megan up as she limped into the 7-Eleven to safety.
“She was looking at her leg the whole time and asked me am I bleeding,” Anaya said. “I tried not to panic her.”
Anaya then assisted others inside the store in administering first aid. Megan survived and is now out of the hospital on crutches.
A memorial for six victims who did died Friday will take place at UCSB today. Classes are canceled as students continue to regroup from the massacre.
Elsewhere, debate over gun control is reigniting. Santa Maria attorney and father of one of the slain students, Richard Martinez, is calling on lawmakers to pass legislation that will prevent deadly shooting sprees.
Opponents of stricter gun laws are pointing to the deaths of three of the victims whom Rodger beat and stabbed to death.