Devin Langford was recognized as a “hero” by his dad David for saving his 6 siblings by covering them in bushes and traveled 14 miles to get relief.
The youngster broke down in tears as he recounted the moment ruthless Mexican cartel hitmen started a fire on his family’s vehicle last Monday. He told ABC how his mum screamed “get down right now”, continuing that “she was proposing to pray to the lord”.
His mum Dawna, and two of his siblings, Trevor Langford, 11, and Rogan Langford, 2, were among the nine ladies and children killed in the trap in the Mexican state of Sonora. Three cars including women and kids were attacked as they were going to visit relatives and celebrate a Mormon marriage.
After the gunmen escaped the scene, Devin led his six siblings to shelter in a ravine, hiding them under the low-hanging trees that stuck to its side. He then made a difficult 14-mile journey crossing difficult region on his own to raise the notification.
“To be frank with you, my boy’s a hero simply as he gave his life for his brothers and sisters,” his dad told ABC News.
“Every one of my kids that survived that are living miracles,” Langford continued. “How many bullet holes were shot into that vehicle at that horrific scene and how many kids were involved. It’s amazing. It’s amazing. It’s beyond amazing that they remained.” Langford said he wants the accusers to face justice.