Chris Mintz severely injured, but alive
A 10 year Army veteran put his life in jeopardy as he took quick action to save fellow students from the rampant shooting at Umpqua Community College on October 1.
With no thought for his own safety, he herded students to safety and then personally confronted the shooter, trying to block and tackle him as he entered the classroom.
For his efforts, Mintz was shot 7 times and received two broken legs. He’s currently recovering from surgery.
Mintz is a veteran, a father, a student and now a hero.
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The student and Army veteran who witnesses say charged the shooter at a community college in Oregon is alert and awake at the hospital as he recovers.
Chris Mintz, 30, was shot seven times during the Thursday rampage, but he says his main concern is about the others who were injured.
“I just hope that everyone else is OK,” he told ABC News this morning.
“I’m just worried about everyone else.”
The man’s actions in the fatal shooting, where 10 people died and seven, including himself, were injured, did not go unnoticed by his peers.
“He ran to the library and pulled the alarms and he was telling people to run, grabbing people, telling them, ‘You just have to go,'” witness Hannah Miles told ABC News.
“He actually ran back towards the building where the shooting was and he ran back into the building and I don’t know what happened to him,” she said of Mintz.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Chris to help with the medical bills.
You can read the entire story here on ABC News
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