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MLP Pitching prospect Bowdien Derby hailed for saving the lives of two strangers during Las Vegas massacre

October 4, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
MLP Pitching prospect Bowdien Derby hailed for saving the lives of two strangers during Las Vegas massacre

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Major League pitching prospect Bowdien Derby is being hailed for saving the lives of two women during the Las Vegas massacre.

The 23-year-old minor league pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, shielded two mothers Sunday night after a gunman sprayed automatic gunfire from the Mandalay Bay hotel on a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Arizona resident Jori Apsit Jellison attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival with her friend Darci DeArmon Wallace, of California when the gunfire erupted.

Wallace (left) said she and Jellison (right) had known Derby for just five minutes before the bullets started flying, but helped them without a moment of hesitation

According to the Daily Mail, not only did Bowdien Derby grab the two women off the ground, who between them have five children, he shielded them from the gunfire while rushing them to safety and even stood with the traumatized women until they could locate their friends.

Jellison, a mother of three wrote on Facebook: ‘I don’t have the right words to thank you privately yet, but I really need your family and friends to know what an amazing guy you are.

’23-year-old Bowdien Derby not only helped to shield my friend and I (two complete strangers) from what seemed like endless gunfire, but he stayed by our side all night long until we could get back to our friends,” Jellison wrote.

Jori Jellison, a mother-of-three, wrote on Facebook that Derby pictured left dragged her and friend Darci Wallace out of harm’s way before helping them recover from the traumatic ordeal

The Post added: “Bowdien grabbed our hands and ran us to safety which was certainly no easy feat. If he didn’t make us get up and run from the gunfire, I probably wouldn’t have moved.”

Jellison continued: “He stayed with us all night long until we were finally allowed to leave the casino we ran into. Bowdien and his amazing family then welcomed us into their suite, handing out pillows, blankets and just warmth. We left them around 6:30 am to re-unite with our 6 friends.”

The heavily armed gunman, Stephen Paddock opened fire from a suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

The ten minutes of carnage caused by Paddock during the Las Vegas massacre resulted in the deaths of  59 people and more than 500 wounded, making it the worst mass shooting event in U.S. history.

Investigators are still working to determine his motive and have not ruled out the possibility he may have been radicalized.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the FBI said Paddock had no known links to foreign organizations.

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