University of Cincinnati grad hailed as hero in Las Vegas massacre

Marine carried wounded woman to safety
Posted at 4:28 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 20:41:43-04

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -  A University of Cincinnati grad is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a woman shot in the massacre at the Harvest Music Festival Sunday night.

Austin Cox, a Marine corporal stationed at Camp Pendleton near San Diego, and a Marine buddy heard the gunshots and ran toward the danger. Cox found Katrina Hannah suffering from gunshot wounds to her arm and neck.

Cox told KABC-TV he picked her up and ran to safety, then escorted her to the hospital and waited for her loved ones to arrive.

“Once we got there, we knew it was our job to help people,” Cox said in the interview with the station.

Cox, from Piqua, Ohio, enrolled in UC's College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services in 2011-2012,  according to UC records. He played on the UC rugby team.

Afterward, Hannah’s mother took a photo of Cox with his arm still covered in her daughter’s blood. 

“I said, 'You will always be the angel that saved my daughter’s life,”  said Loreto Hannah.

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