Donations pour in for Seattle campus hero

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IOL pic jun6 Seattle Campus Shooting19 Associated Press Authorities gather at the scene of the shooting at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. Picture: Ted S. Warren

Seattle -

More than $60 000 has been donated online for the victims and hero of the shooting that left one dead and two injured at a small Seattle university.

As of Sunday afternoon, a fundraising page for Jon Meis, a student who pepper-sprayed and tackled the gunman on Thursday at Seattle Pacific University, had grossed more than $44 000.

A fundraising page to cover the costs of Paul Lee's funeral and Sarah Williams' medical care is nearing $13 000.

Another page started by Williams' family had raised nearly $5 000. More donations are expected.

The outpouring of financial gifts and support followed days of mourning at the Christian university.

A lone gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire in a university building, killing 19-year-old Lee and wounding Williams, who remains hospitalised. The other injured person has been released from the hospital. - Sapa-AP



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