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Ian Grillot took two bullets intervening and stopping a barroom shooting:

In the video posted to YouTube, Ian Grillot has his neck in a brace and his surgically repaired hand bandaged and protected.

He has heard, he says in the footage, that some have called him a hero.

“No, it’s not like that,” Grillot says. “I was just doing what anyone should have done for another human being. It’s not about where he was from or his ethnicity. We’re all humans. I just felt I did what was naturally right to do.”

Grillot, 24, says he tried to intervene on Wednesday night when gunshots rang out at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kan....

In the video, which was posted on the University of Kansas Hospital’s YouTube page, Grillot recounted the shooting, saying that he had initially ducked under a table when the gunshots began. He tried to keep count and thought he heard nine shots. He expected the shooter’s magazine to be empty.

“I guess I miscounted, with everything going on,” Grillot said.

Grillot said he was shot after he got up and tried to chase down the gunman. The round went through his hand, he said, and through his chest.

“Barely missed my carotid artery, I guess,” he says.

According to Grillot, it fractured one of his vertebrae, too.

“That was about the gist of it,” Grillot said in the video. “Then I remember being here at the hospital. So, I wasn’t really thinking when I did that. It was just, that wasn’t right. And I didn’t want the gentleman to potentially go after somebody else. If he did it once, what would stop him from doing it again?”.....

In an update posted to the Go Fund Me page on Friday, a woman who said she was Grillot’s sister described her brother Ian as stubborn and hard-headed, passionate and determined. She wrote that he “knows anything and everything about fish and other small creatures,” and loves to spend time with friends and family members.

“My brother is caring,” she wrote. “He would give the shirt off his back or last $5 to a total stranger.”

Yes, she wrote, he was “the biggest pain in my butt at times.” But he would also always be one of the first to “come to my rescue” if she needed it.

“Ian is not a hero,” she wrote. “Ian was simply doing what he knew he had to do. What we were raised to do. Stand up for those who need it. Do the right thing no matter how difficult it is.”
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