ROSEBURG, OR - Army veteran Chris Mintz, victim of one of the most anti-social acts, a mass shooting on a college campus, is taking to social media to give the details.
Shot five times during the Umpqua Community College rampage in Oregon, Mintz is still recovering. He is known as the hero who ran to classrooms warning students that a madman was loose.
On Facebook, he's recalling moments of the fateful October day when nine were shot and killed. Mintz described the gunman, Chris Harper Mercer, acting "like he was playing a video game and showed no emotion."
Mercer killed himself as police closed in.
Mintz said, "The shots knocked me to the ground and felt like a truck hit me. He shot me again while I was on the ground and hit my finger and said, 'that`s what you get for calling the cops.'"
A friend came out of the classroom and kneeled down beside me, traumatized and crying, I think she tried to pray with me, the only thing I could say was 'It's my son`s birthday' 'please call my sons mom and tell her, I can`t pick him up from school today.'"
Mintz believes thinking of his 6-year-old son saved his life.
He said he put the statement out to thank all the community supporters and to help the community heal.