Two army sergeants towards the gunfire Tuesday during a shooting that left four injured Tuesday afternoon at Tanforan Mall in San Bruno. Tow victims being teens. One shot in the leg and the other in the stomach. Sergeant Locklear removed his shirt to stop the bleeding of the victim shot in the stomach reassuring him that he was going to be ok.
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According to KTVU Most people at the mall in San Bruno ran away from the gunfire when shots rang out Tuesday afternoon, causing panic and at least four injures.
But at least two Army staff sergeants, who work at a recruiting office at the Shops of Tanforan mall, ran toward the chaos.
Army Staff Sgt. Isaiah Locklear immediately saw that two young boys had been wounded and he ran toward a 16-year-old boy who had been shot in the stomach. He used his shirt to stop the bleeding. And he tried to get the young man to laugh.
“He was laying on the floor, like, waving his arms,” Locklear said. “(And saying) ‘I’ve been shot.’ He’s like, ‘Please, don’t let me die. I don’t want to die.’ That really hit me. He didn’t want to die. I was telling him he wasn’t going to die. I said I was going to stick with him through it…