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Group of friends who rushed many to hospital in pickup trucks say they're 'not heroes'

Posted at 6:21 PM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 23:38:36-04

Eric Frazier, Nicolas Cain and Romie Hernandez say they wouldn't consider themselves heroes after the Las Vegas shooting.

"We just did what I thought everybody else in this world would do ... help people," Frazier said.

But what they did Sunday night, many survivors would say help save them.

The group of friends ran for their trucks and picked up as many victims as possible as shots continued to ring out around them.

Cain and Hernandez headed to one hospital as Frazier made multiple trips between Desert Springs Hospital and the Las Vegas Strip to pick up more victims.

"I had to go back again; I wasn't done. I needed to get back there and needed to help as many people as I could," Frazier said.

As the adrenaline begins to wear off, the group of friends are finding it hard to come to terms with what they saw.

"I can't sleep; I can't really do anything," Frazier said.

They have been able to reconnect with several people they helped get to the hospital, and they say seeing them helps.

But Cain told 13 Action News about a woman he is still looking for after he was told to leave her behind.

"I want to know that she's OK and that she's doing well," Cain said. "We were coming back to get her."

They are also looking for the people they say gave CPR to strangers in the back of Cain's truck.

"The guys who were performing CPR in my truck, if you guys see this I just want you guys to know that you are awesome and I want to hug you and shake your hand," Cain said.

Since the shooting, the group's story has gone viral. Frazier says many national news outlets have mistakenly called him a veteran, which he is not.

To help them begin to heal, the friends have hosted a memorial ride that brought out dozens of trucks bearing flags on the back on their pickups.