We're hearing a story of heroism today emerging out of the Oregon college mass shooting

An army veteran named Chris Mintz, 30, ran toward the gunfire when a 26-year-old shooter began firing into the classroom at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.

As he tried to prevent the shooter from entering, he was wounded multiple times. When the gunman entered, Mintz pleaded with him that it was his son's birthday. 

He was then shot twice more.

Mintz was hit in the abdomen, upper back, left hand, and once in each leg, but none of the bullets hit vital organs and he is expected to survive.

His last Facebook post before he went to class Thursday morning was a "Happy Birthday" wish for his 6-year-old son, Tyrik. 

Mintz reportedly served 10 years in the military, starting in 2003, then moved from North Carolina to Oregon, where he is going to college to become a fitness trainer.

A GoFundMe page has been created for Mintz and it has already raised more than $20,000 in just a few hours. 

His cousin writes that Mintz was shot seven times and will require a "ton" of physical therapy. Both of his legs are broken. 

Watch the report from "Fox and Friends" above.

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