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  • Students helped stop gunman at Seattle university

  • Seattle Pacific University has confirmed the identity of the student who stopped a gunman on campus, possibly saving lives.
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  • SEATTLE — Seattle Pacific University has confirmed the identity of the student who stopped a gunman on campus, possibly saving lives.
    Jon Meis was acting as a student building monitor Thursday when the gunman entered the foyer at Otto Miller Hall and started shooting. A 19-year-old man was killed and two other young people were wounded.
    Police say that as the gunman paused to reload, the 22-year-old Meis pepper-sprayed him and subdued him with the help of others.
    One of Meis' roommates, Ryan Salgado, told The Seattle Times he seemed to be in shock afterward. A spokeswoman at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center said Friday Meis wasn't injured, but was suffering from mental anguish and was treated and released on Thursday.
    Two people wounded in the shooting remain at a Seattle hospital.
    Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says a 19-year-old woman is in critical condition Friday in the intensive care unit. She underwent a five-hour surgery for chest and abdominal wounds from a shotgun blast. Gregg says she has shown some improvement but remains on a breathing machine.
    Also, a 24-year-old man is in satisfactory condition with pellet fragment wounds to his neck and chin. Gregg says he could be released Saturday. He is a SPU student and Gregg believes the 19-year-old woman also is a student.
    A 19-year-old man died Thursday after arriving at the hospital.

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