Hero Veteran in Oregon College Shooting Released from Hospital
An Army Veteran,who is being hailed as a hero for stepping in and potentially saving lives during last week’s shooting at a college campus in Oregon,has been released from the hospital.
Chris Mintz suffered multiple bullet wounds while trying to stop the gunman at Umpqua Community College.
The 30-year-old left Mercy Medical Center Thursday, exactly one week after the shooting.
Witnesses say Mintz attempted to block the gunman from entering a classroom at the college and was shot seven times.
Nine people were killed in the shooting and nine others injured.
The gunman, 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer killed himself following an exchange of gunfire with police.
A Go-Fund-Me account for Mintz has raised nearly $800,000.
Meanwhile, authorities also credit a quick response from law enforcement, who arrived within minutes of the 911 call, for the death toll not being higher.
President Obama is scheduled to travel to Roseburg on Friday to meet with the families of those lost in the shooting.