Donations Pour for Seattle Shooting Hero

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People have donated nearly $22,000 in less than a day through an online fundraiser for the student who thwarted a shooting at a small Seattle university.

Jon Meis and other students stopped the gunman Thursday at Seattle Pacific University. Soon after Meis was identified, praise began to pour on social media sites. Someone found Meis' wedding registry, and people quickly bought out the gifts listed.

Sports radio producer Jessamyn McIntyre then got the idea to begin a GoFundMe site for Meis and his fiancé's honeymoon and future. The site quickly went viral.

A 26-year-old suspect was charged after the shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead and two other young people wounded. Police say the quick action by Meis likely saved lives.

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