The family of Chris Mintz says he was in a neighboring classroom when the Oregon college shooting began, and he tried to talk the gunman down. Instead Mintz, an Army veteran, was shot multiple times.
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An army veteran was in stable condition at an Oregon hospital Friday, a day after facing a gunman during a deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon, Mercy Medical Center officials said.

Chris Mintz, 30, was shot seven times, according to Shelly Stefanich, a spokeswoman for Mercy Medical Center. 

His family members said the 30-year-old jumped into action to save the lives of people in his classroom, WFMY-TV reports.

Ten people were killed and seven injured in the shooting at Umpqua Community College. It was the fifth shooting on a U.S. college campus since August of this year.

Authorities say the male shooter — who they have refused to name publicly in an effort to avoid giving him further notoriety — was killed in a shootout with police around 10:30 a.m. PT on Thursday.

“Let me be very clear: I will not name the shooter,” Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said at an evening press conference on Thursday. “Focus your attention on the victims and their families and helping them recover.” Federal law enforcement officials nevertheless identified the shooter as Chris Mercer, who lived in the area.

On social media, the hashtag #ChrisMintz is trending as people share his story and offer support for his family and the other victims.

There has been a push from authorities and many of the victims’ families not to use the alleged shooter’s name. One person tweeted,  “I haven’t seen the shooter’s name once, but I know the name Chris Mintz.”

Others praised Mintz’s service to his country and bravery in the face of death.

Friday, Mintz had a friend post an update on his condition to his Facebook page: “This is Chris’s friend, Chris asked me to thank everyone for their support, he is grateful and keeping our community and all victims in his thoughts.” Mintz’s family set up a GoFundMe account to pay for his medical bills, and as of Thursday afternoon had raised more than $15,000.

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    Oregon shooting victims identified

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    Investigators search Ore. shooting suspect’s apartment

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    Oregon gunman had 13 weapons

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    Army veteran shot trying to stop Oregon college gunman

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    Oregon shooting: Reports some knew of plan, did nothing

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    Gunman, 9 Others Die in Oregon Campus Shooting

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    Ore. Doctor Expects Release Of At Least 1 Victim

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    France train hero was supposed to be at Oregon college

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    Chris Harper Mercer named as Oregon shooting suspect

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    Obama urges gun control after Oregon shooting

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    Raw: Vigil For Oregon Shooting Victims

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    Oregon shooting victim’s sister: ‘I love him very much’

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    Doctor updates condition of Oregon shooting victims

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    10 dead, 7 hurt in Oregon college shooting

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    Students React to Hearing Gunshots on Campus

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    Alleged Gunman’s Father: ‘Devastating Day’

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    Vigil held for Oregon shooting victims

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    Sheriff: 10 Dead, Seven Hurt in Oregon Shooting

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    OR shooting police audio: The suspect is down

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    Ore. college student: Teacher told us to duck and hide

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    School shooting witness: It was ‘rapid fire’

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    Obama Calls for Gun Reform after Oregon Shooting

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    Obama: Mass shootings have become ‘routine’

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    Listen as police respond to shooting at Oregon college

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    Oregon Student: ‘We Need to Get Out of Here Now’

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    First accounts of the OR college shooting

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    OR shooting: My friend was gunned down

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    Sheriff: Shooting is ‘Huge Shock’ to Community

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    Oregon Governor: First responders work ‘harrowing’

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    Witness Describes Oregon Shooting Scene

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    Oregon Gov: Gunman Dead in College Shooting

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    Multiple dead in Oregon community college shooting

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    Shooting, Multiple Casualties at Oregon College

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    At Least 10 Dead in Shooting at Oregon College

Two of the 10 people initially admitted to  Mercy Medical Center after the shooting remain hospitalized, one in critical condition and one in stable condition, Jason Gray, chief medical officer, told reporters Friday. They were among four who underwent operations from gunshot wounds. One of the four has been released, and another was expected to leave the hospital Friday.

Mintz broke both of his legs during the incident but is expected to recover, Earnhardt told KCPQ.

“He’s going to have to learn to walk again, but he walked away with his life, and that’s more than so many other people did,” Earnhardt told the station.

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