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June 6, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Inspiring moments after the Seattle Pacific shooting tragedy

1 When a hero took down the shooter

Medics attend to Jon Meis, right, after Thursday's shooting at Seattle Pacific University, when a gunman killed one student and wounded at least two others. Meis is credited with pepper-spraying the gunman and subduing him until police arrived.

Medics attend to Jon Meis, right, after Thursday’s shooting at Seattle Pacific University, when a gunman killed one student and wounded at least two others. Meis is credited with pepper-spraying the gunman and subduing him along with other students until police arrived. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

2 When a mother held her daughter after the shooting

Gloris Jones received a text message from a friend who said he had been shot. 

“I don’t even know where he is,” Gloris Jones said as she hugged her mother.

Gloris Jones, 20, and her mother, Mary Jones, compose themselves outside the scene of a shooting at Seattle Pacific University. Gloris, 20, said that she received a text message from a friend who had been shot. (Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

Gloris Jones, 20, and her mother, Mary Jones, compose themselves outside the scene of a shooting at Seattle Pacific University. Gloris said that she received a text message from a friend who had been shot. (Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

3 When students prayed on the lawn

Students pray on lawn at SPU after shooting at the school.

Students pray on the lawn at SPU after shooting at the school. (Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

4 When students sang in grief at a prayer service

Students raise their hands as they sing along to religious songs during an evening vigil at First Methodist Church at Seattle Pacific University after a lone gunman shot four people, killing one, around 3:30pm at Otto Miller Hall on Thursday, June 5, 2014. The suspect was apprehended at the scene and was working alone. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

Students raise their hands as they sing along to religious songs during a prayer service at First Free Methodist Church at Seattle Pacific University. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

5 When students held a candlelight vigil

Students bow their heads as they gather in a circle for a candlelight vigil just after midnight at Tiffany Loop. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

Students bow their heads as they gather in a circle for a candlelight vigil just after midnight at Tiffany Loop. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

6 When students comforted each other during that vigil

Two students comfort each other as they hold candles during a midnight vigil at Tiffany Loop on the Seattle Pacific University campus. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

Two students comfort each other as they hold candles during a midnight vigil at Tiffany Loop on the Seattle Pacific University campus. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

7 When people left flower after flower near where the shooting occurred

A memorial on the SPU campus. (Photo by Jack Broom / The Seattle Times)

A memorial on the SPU campus. (Photo by Jack Broom / The Seattle Times)

8 When students hugged near that memorial

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Anna Nygren and Morgan Hasegawa hold each other at the memorial site at Third Avenue West and West Nickerson Street, a half-block from the scene of the fatal shooting at Seattle Pacific University. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

9 When someone left a "We will overcome this" sign on campus

A sign today on the Seattle Pacific University. (Jack Broom / The Seattle Times)

A sign today at Seattle Pacific University. (Jack Broom / The Seattle Times)

10 When Seattle U students sent their regards

11 When Diane left a note: "We love you, We care."

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