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Chris Mintz, veteran hailed as hero of Oregon college shooting, opens up

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An Army veteran who ran from building to building to warn fellow college students that a gunman was loose on their Oregon campus has posted his story on Facebook, describing being shot by a man who acted "like he was playing a video game and showed no emotion."
Chris Mintz, who has been credited with helping to save other Umpqua Community College students, was shot five times and is recovering.
Nine of his classmates were killed during the Oct. 1 shooting rampage and nine more were injured.
The gunman, Chris Harper Mercer, killed himself as police closed in on him.
"The shots knocked me to the ground and felt like a truck hit me," Mintz, 30, wrote in a Facebook post dated Thursday.
"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.' "
Mintz wrote that he decided to tell his story on Facebook because "I'm not doing this for publicity and I don't want any media outlet to alter it in any way."

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