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Meet The Real Life Hero Who Was Shot 7 Times Trying To Save Students

Army vet, Chris Mintz tried to protect his classmates in Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College and was shot seven times, his aunt told NBC News. Mintz is currently hospitalized. He underwent surgery after being shot in the back, abdomen and hands, and also had two broken legs. According to his family, both of his legs are broken and he will have to learn to walk again. It's great to see such kind of heroic gesture and we wish for a soon recovery of this real life hero. 

Mintz is originally from Randleman, NC, served about 10 years in the Army and had just started college.

You will be shocked to know how he saved life of other students.

Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, was identified as the maniac who killed nine people and injured seven others. The incident happened on Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg after he demanded to know their religions. Mintz’s cousin, Derek Bourgeois, told The Daily Mail that Mintz charged at the shooter. He stood firmly to protect his classmates even after 7 deadly shots.

Mintz’s aunt Wanda Mintz told Fox 8 that he could have easily died.

She further added “I really think that if he wasn’t such a strong, young guy, he may have died.”

Chris Mintz was taken to hospital following the massacre at Umpqua Community College on Thursday morning.

He underwent surgery after being shot in the back, abdomen and hands, and according to his family he won't be able to walk on his own legs again. Even after such a terrific event, Mintz smiled when he was taken to hospital.

Even after so many injuries and surgeries, he had started the day yesterday by wishing his six-year-old son Tyrik ‘happy birthday’ on Facebook before heading to the community college where things took a tragic turn.

He is really a true inspiration and took humanity to next level.

His cousin said 'His vital signs are OK. 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.'

We hope for your complete recovery, get well soon Mintz! What you did will always be remembered by all of us.