• Fort Bragg soldier named 'hero' after saving man shot during pawn shop robbery

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    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A Fort Bragg soldier is being called a hero after he ran toward the sound of gunshots while pumping gas last weekend. 

    Private First Class Patrick Montgomery was at a Fayetteville gas station when he heard the shots at a nearby pawn shop.

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    He said he followed a trail of blood and found a worker inside the shop who had been shot.

    Montgomery used a "power cord" for a tourniquet to slow down the bleeding until EMS arrived. 

    "It probably wasn't smart going up there, but he probably would've been dead if I didn't," Montgomery said. 

    The worker is expected to make a full recovery. Police are still looking for the shooter. 

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