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Arkansas native helps Orlando victims

Bill Hansen and his wife watch coverage of the Orlando night club shooting. (Source: KARK-TV) Bill Hansen and his wife watch coverage of the Orlando night club shooting. (Source: KARK-TV)
Chris Hansen helps a group of people carry a victim from the Orlandp nightclub. (Source: CNN) Chris Hansen helps a group of people carry a victim from the Orlandp nightclub. (Source: CNN)
LONOKE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

An Arkansas native is being called a hero for his quick thinking during the deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Chris Hansen has been seen across multiple TV networks helping victims.

His mom and dad have been glued to the TV watching the coverage as they see their son on TV helping others.

His dad, Bill, talked with KARK-TV in Little Rock.

The Lonoke County man said they first heard from Chris around 1:30 Sunday morning. He told them there had been a shooting.

His parents say Chris’s strength during a tragic situation has made them proud and brings them comfort.

"Gay people are people just like they are they want love and understanding," Bill told KARK-TV.

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