The names of some of the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon have been announced. Treven Anspach, 20, was one of the victims. Ten people died in the school shooting and seven more were rushed to the hospital.
Here’s what we know so far.
1. Anspach Loved Sports And Played Basketball
Treven Anspach loved sports and he was a hard worker, The Daily Mail reported. “He was a hard worker and a damn good basketball player,” his friend, Jesse Milbrat, said. He and Anspach were friends from school and they worked together at Roseburg Forest Products, People reported. Milbrat said he was devastated about his friend, whose last conversation included thanking Milbrat for his service in the Army. “He deserves way better,” Milbrat told People.
2. His Family and Friends Love Him and Miss Him
Treven’s family and friends love him and miss him incredibly much. The night of the shooting, his brother Cameron told the media that they were frantically searching for him and wanted him home safe, The Los Angeles Times reported. A friend tweeted later that night that Anspach was going into surgery and asked for prayer, The Daily Mail reported.
3. The Shooting Started in Snyder Hall
The terrifying shooting happened on October 1. Witnesses say the shooting started in Professor Larry Levine’s classroom in Snyder Hall. Other witnesses have said the gunman asked students about their religion before opening fire.
4. An Army Veteran Risked His Life to Charge the Shooter
Chris Mintz, 30, charged the gunman during the shooting and was shot five times. Mintz, an Army veteran, was ready to sacrifice his own life to stop the gunman, even though it was his six-year-old son’s birthday. He’s in stable condition, but he may have to learn to walk again, the Winstom-Salem Journal reported. “He is very upset that people had to die and he wishes that he could have saved everyone. That was about all he was able to get out before he broke down. Hang in there brother,” his cousin, Derek Bourgeois said in a Facebook post after talking with Mintz.
5. Here’s How to Help the Victims and Their Families
If you want to help the families of the shooting victims, there are three relief funds you can donate to, Oregon Live reported. To donate to the UCC Relief Fund, set up by the Umpqua Bank and the Greater Douglas United Way, contribute at any Umpqua Bank branch. Cascade Community Credit Union also has a fund set up for people affected by the tragedy. Stop by any of the three Douglas County credit unions to make a donation. The third donation account was set up by the Rogue Credit Union, which will match up to $2,500 in donations. Call 1-800-856-7328 for information on donating.