Oregon Shooting Hero Saved Lives By Blocking Door

Chris-Mintz

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.”

When Chris Mintz heard gunfire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday, his thoughts were not of himself.Instead, he thought first of protecting others. Then he thought of his 6-year-old son, Tyrik.

After the mayhem was over, nine people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the College on Thursday. Nine others were injured.

When the gunfire came his way, Mintz tried to block the door to keep the gunman from coming in and he was shot three times. Soon after Mintz fell to the floor, Looked up at the gunman and says, “It’s my son’s birthday today.” There was no mercy. The gunman shot Mintz again. It’s not yet clear exactly how many more times, but both his legs are broken, said family members who talked to him by phone on his way into surgery.

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