UCC survivor Chris Mintz released from hospital

(Courtesy: Sheila Brown)


ROSEBURG, Ore. (KOIN) — An army veteran who was shot at least five times at Umpqua Community College during a mass shooting that left 10 dead has been released from the hospital according to CNN.

A photo of Chris Mintz and his son. (GoFundMe)
A photo of Chris Mintz and his son. (GoFundMe)

Chris Mintz, a 30-year-old student at the college, told classmates to remain calm and went to the door as the shooter came across the hallway in Snyder Hall.

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He tried to stop the gunman from entering the classroom and was shot three times, his aunt said.

After Chris Mintz fell, he told the suspect: “It’s my son’s birthday today. Don’t do this,’” she said. The gunman then shot him at least twice more and went into the classroom, where he kept firing. Nine people were killed before the shooter died in a shootout with police.

Wanda Mintz said her nephew tried to crawl away but could not move because of his wounds.

He was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg. A GoFundMe page has been set up for Mintz.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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