An Army veteran was shot seven times while trying to save other students during the deadly Oregon college shooting, his aunt told NBC News.
Chris Mintz, "tried to protect some people," his aunt Sheila Brown said. "We were told he did heroic things to protect some people."
She said Mintz had been in surgery since the shooting at Umpqua Community College Thursday in Roseburg that left 10 dead, including the gunman.
Originally from Randleman, North Carolina, Mintz served about 10 years in the Army. He had just started college, Brown said. He was shot in the back, abdomen and hands, and had two broken legs, she added.