Students Helped Stop Gunman at Seattle University - ABC NewsWhen a lone gunman armed with a shotgun at a small Seattle university stopped firing at students to reload, another student pepper-sprayed him and subdued him with the help of others and prevented more deaths, police said."There are a number of heroes in this," Assistant Police Chief Paul McDonagh said. "The people around (the gunman) stepped up."
A 19-year-old man was fatally shot and two other young people were wounded after the gunman entered the foyer at Otto Miller Hall on the Seattle Pacific University campus and started shooting Thursday afternoon. When he paused to reload, a student building monitor disarmed him. The gunman had additional rounds and a knife, McDonagh said.
Quick action by the student with the pepper spray, and the support of other students around him, saved lives. No doubt about it.
Maybe we're getting away from that crowd mentality that causes us to wait for someone else to do something. I hope so.