Shooting Survivor Who Helped Save His Friend Says He's Not A Hero. Others Might Disagree.

"I'm no hero, but there's a lot of heroes out there."

Stories of heroism continue to emerge from Sunday night's deadly shooting in Las Vegas, where at least 50 people were killed and hundreds more injured during a country music festival where Jason Aldean was performing

One woman who survived the shooting has spoken about the police officer who acted as her "guardian angel" by shielding her as he helped her and her husband escape the area. ABC News also spoke to a man who helped his wounded friend and others reach safety and medical attention.



Survivor Mike Cronk, a retired teacher, was in Las Vegas on a birthday trip. His friend Rob, who was attending the concert with him, was shot three times in the chest. When reporter Matt Gutman first spoke to Cronk, he didn't have a shirt on, having used it to try to stop the bleeding.

"I saw him there, and I wasn't gonna leave him," Cronk told Gutman in a later interview, adding that there was an EMT, as well as ex-military people and others, who helped compress the wounds before moving his friend over the fence and under the stage to safety.

Despite his admirable actions, Cronk insisted to ABC, "I am no hero, but there's a lot of heroes out there."

Cronk's friend wasn't the only person he helped Sunday night. He explained how he and others loaded four injured people onto a pick-up truck, and eventually to an ambulance. Sadly, one of the victims, a young man who was a stranger to Cronk, passed away in his arms.

"We were just trying to take care of the people that are wounded," he said. "There are a lot of people that were really selfless and actually stayed with people."

Fortunately, Cronk received a text from his friend Rob's daughter saying that her father was "gonna be OK." His own girlfriend also left the concert early and returned to the hotel because she didn't feel well, which Cronk said he was "thankful" for.

Cronk's story is just one of many instances of concertgoers leaping into action to help loved ones and strangers. This morning, as the country processed the tragic news, the Chicago Tribune editorial board praised "Aldean's Army" (the name for Jason Aldean's fan base) for their heroism, writing, "If there's meaning in what happened Sunday night, it's in the selfless acts of music fans and first responders."

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