Las Vegas shooting survivor describes helping wounded friend

Mike Cronk, a retired teacher, helped save his friend who was shot three times in the chest by a gunman at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
3:03 | 10/02/17

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right now. Mike cronk who was at the concert when the shooting broke out. Mike, just a horrifying scene right there. Tell us what you went through. Very horrifying. At first it sounded like fireworks and then my buddy that was standing right next to me said I'm hit and then we knew it was real and it was chaos. We got him down and people screaming and -- He got hit right in the chest. Just pretty horrific. My buddy got shot three times in the chest. How is he doing? At last I heard, I haven't been on leave here but said he was going to be good. My goodness, so tell us what happened in those moments afterwards. How did you get out of there? We -- most people started scattering and they climbed the fence but I had to stay with my buddies. So we got him over the fence once the firing stopped and slid him under a stage so we were safe. And then we -- we transported him around the back side of the event. How did you get him around? Got him over to triage. There was three of us carrying him and there was a cart so we got him on the cart and we wheeled that around. So you were able to get him to the triage and then where did you all go next and how did you find safety? Well, I wasn't really worried about the safety part because I was going to stay with my buddy. There were no ambulances available really because it was a fire zone. So we actually got four wounded people in the back of a truck. I know you got four wounded people in the back of the truck but not all of them made it. No, and we -- it -- one of the guys in our truck did not make it either. I carried him out of the truck and he passed away in my arms. Oh, I can't imagine what that must have been like but you had the presence of mind to try to get people to safety but this all unfolded so quickly. Very quick. It was -- it's surreal. And in those moments, where were your thoughts? My first thoughts were for my buddy, you know, I wanted to make sure he was taken care of. But, you know, we were pretty much yelling at everybody to stay down. That was what we needed to do. Well, we're glad you're okay now. So sorry for your friend and all those who have lost their lives and loved ones in this but, Mike cronk, thank you for being with us this morning. Thank you.

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