Hero Chris Mintz Emerges From Oregon College Shooting
On Thursday, a 26-year-old white terrorist walked into Umpqua Community College with a loaded gun and opened fire, killing nine innocent people and injuring at least seven others. But that number might have been much higher if not for the actions of Chris Mintz, who reportedly stepped in front of the shooter and took seven bullets in an attempt to stop him.
Reportedly, Mintz, who had spent a decade in the military and was attending his first week at UCC, tried to block a doorway between the gunman and students who were huddled together in a classroom. According to Wanda Mintz, Chris’ aunt, who told Q13Fox he “[tried] to block the door to keep the gunman from coming in, gets shot three times, hits the floor, looks up at gunman and says ‘it’s my son’s birthday today,’ gets shot two more times.”