(CNN)After surviving the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, three friends were not expecting history to repeat itself two years later.
For the second time in two years, they survived a mass shooting
In 2017, Christopher and George Cook were in Las Vegas during the Route 91 Harvest festival, an outdoor country music concert, when a gunman fired into the crowd killing 58 and injuring more than 500. They managed to escape with no injuries.
Their escape from the gunfire was captured by a photographer at the time. It showed George, who is in a wheelchair, being pushed by a woman, who Christoper said was an off-duty nurse.
Sunday, the brothers attended the Gilroy Garlic Festival when a gunman opened fire. Three people were killed and 12 injured.
Physically the Cook brothers escaped unharmed, however mentally, Christopher told CNN he's been dealing with a wave of emotions.
"You think you're grateful for everything you have until something like this happens," he said.
George told CNN the two experiences were very different for him.
"It wasn't even a thought at all," he said. "This was a family thing."
George said he definitely felt like a target in Vegas, but this time around in Gilroy he didn't feel that as much and he said maybe that's because he's been to many festivals since Vegas.
"Time heals all," he said. "I'm not gonna change what I do or how I enjoy myself."
The brothers were not alone for the garlic festival. They were joined by their friend Alicia Olive, who also survived the Route 91 festival. The three didn't know each other at the time of the Vegas shooting but 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 said she fell into a deep depression.
"You don't want to leave the house much...there's no desire to," she said about her feelings after the shooting.
In April, she moved away from Vegas to California, where she told CNN that's when she feels she was able to start living again.
She said Gilroy was the first time she was able to really let her guard down and go out to a public event like that.