In the midst of all the terrible news coming out of the Oregon school shooting tragedy, there seems to be a glimmer of hope. Of the three victims who are currently hospitalized, one likely to be released today.
It’s been one day since Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, brutally shot and killed 9 innocent people at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Oct. 1, and a handful of surviving victims continue to fight for their lives. The Oregon hospital who continue to treat these patients, held a press conference on Oct. 2 to update everyone on their status.
During a press conference the morning after the awful shooting, Dr. Jason Gray told stated that 10 shooting victims from Umpqua Community College were brought to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg. Then, as of late last night, Oct. 1, two of the patients were listed in critical condition, and one is serious.
Three of those patients were transferred to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Eugene. They are all currently still hospitalized, but one will most likely be discharged today, Oct. 2. Another one of those patients remains in critical condition and another is stable.
Hero Army Vet Shot 7 Times
A very brave man is being called a hero in the aftermath of the college shooting.Army veteran Chris Mintz, 30, tried to stop the gunman from killing anyone else. He was reportedly shot 7 times and suffered two broken legs during his heroic act.
Chris “tried to protect some people,” his aunt Sheila Brown told NBC News . “We were told he did heroic things to protect some people.” Chris was taken into surgery after suffering seven gunshot wounds to his back, abdomen and hands. He also has two broken legs. He is expected to survive but may have to learn to walk again.
Our thoughts remain with the victims and families of this awful tragedy.
— Brittany King