After surviving the most violent mass shooting in modern United States history, three mates weren’t anticipating history to repeat itself two years later.
In 2017, George Cook and Christopher were in Las Vegas through the Route 91 Harvest festival, an outdoor country music performance, when a gunman fired towards the crowd killing 58 and injuring more than 500. They managed to escape with no injuries.
A photographer caught Their escape from the gunfire on time. It confirmed George, who’s in a wheelchair, being pushed by a girl, who Christoper mentioned was an off-duty nurse.
Sunday, the brothers attended the Gilroy Garlic Festival when a gunman opened fire. Three individuals have been killed and 12 injured.
Bodily the Cook brothers escaped unhurt, nevertheless mentally, Christopher informed CNN he has been dealing with a wave of emotions.
“You think you are grateful for everything you’ve till something like this occurs,” he mentioned.
George advised CNN the two experiences have been very different for him.
“It wasn’t even a thought in any respect,” he stated. “This was a household factor.”
George stated he undoubtedly felt like a goal in Vegas, however this time around in Gilroy he did not feel that as a lot and he stated perhaps that is as a result of he has been to many festivals since Vegas.
“Time heals all,” he mentioned. “I am not gonna change what I do or how I enjoy myself.”
The brothers weren’t alone for the garlic festival. They have been joined by their friend Alicia Olive, who additionally survived the Route 91 festival. The three did not know each other at the time of the Vegas shooting, however, ended up connecting on Facebook through a support group.
Olive, from Vegas, attended the music festival when she was hired as a bartender. After surviving the mass shooting, she mentioned she fell into a deep depression.