NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - With another massacre at a school in the United States, there are calls on social media to remember the hero and forget the gunman. Ten people were killed and seven injured at a community college in Oregon Thursday. The hero is Chris Mintz, 30, a student and Army veteran. Various reports indicate he was shot at least five times, but charged straight at the gunman anyway trying to save his classmates.
#ForgetTheGunman was trending Friday.
Mintz, who has a young son, is originally from North Carolina.
Family members told a local TV station that he suffered two broken legs and spent most of Thursday in surgery.
He reportedly heard gunshots in another classroom and tried to keep the gunman from entering his classroom.
He told the gunman, "It's my son's birthday today," before he was shot.
Mintz has been in the military for at least 10 years.
Meanwhile, he spoke out for the first time on Facebook.
Mintz wrote, "hope the others injured and their families are doing well."
A GoFundMe account was set up by someone who claims to be Mintz's cousin. It raised more than $100,000 in four hours to help cover medical expenses.