Forget the gunman, remember the heroes… That’s what Oregon law enforcement are telling people after Thursday’s college massacre at Umpqua Community College.
One of those heroes is thirty-year-old Army Veteran Chris Mintz, who was shot seven times while trying to block a door to keep the gunman out.
According to his family, Mintz didn’t run away from the gunfire, but he charged towards the gunman, in an attempt to protect his classmates.
Mintz says he looked up at the gunman and told him it was his son’s birthday, and that’s when the gunman shot him two more times.
He survived the shooting, but spent most of the day in surgery and posted a picture of himself in his hospital bed on Facebook.
Mintz has seven gunshot wounds and two broken bones, but faces a long recovery.