Meet Imran Yousuf, The Hero Who Saved Dozens Of Lives In Orlando

The Afghanistan war veteran helped around 60 to 70 people escape when everyone became paralyzed with fear upon hearing gunfire.

In the aftermath of the country’s worst ever mass shooting, much attention has been paid to the shooter, Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and injured 53 others at a nightclub in Orlando.

However, not a lot is being said about the heroes who helped save dozens of lives that night.

Imran Yousuf, a 24-year-old Hindu Marine veteran, helped people escape during the massacre after patrons became paralyzed with fear upon hearing gunshots.

“I’m just screaming ‘open the door, open the door,’ and no one’s moving because they’re scared,” the Pulse bouncer told CBS News about a latched door in the back hallway. “There was only one choice, either we all stay there and we all die or I could either take the chance to get shot, save everyone else.”

Yousuf was eventually able to unlock the door, allowing 60 to 70 people were able to escape.

“I wish I could save more, to be honest,” he added. “There’s a lot of people that are dead... There’s a lot of people that are dead.”

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Joshua McGill, another hero and a survivor, helped keep a wounded bartender stay conscious until helped arrived.

He used his own shirt to stop the bleeding of a wounded Pulse bartender and stayed with the victim, Rodney Sumter, in a police car to keep him conscious on the way to the emergency room.

“I went and grabbed him, brought him behind the car where I was,” McGill said on "Good Morning America." “That’s when I noticed he had been shot once in each arm. I took my shirt off, tied it around his first initial gunshot wound on his left arm. I took his shirt off, tied it around his other arm where the other gunshot wound was.”

Sumter, a father of two, is now receiving medical attention at an Orlando area hospital. 

Christopher Hansen was also inside the nightclub when the shooting began. After he managed to get out, he spotted a person on the street who was shot and injured.

“When I got across the street there was blood everywhere,” he said. “I was helping somebody because he was laying down and I wasn’t sure if he was dead or alive. I took my bandanna off, I shoved it in this hole, the bullet hole that was in his back.”

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