‘He’s coming. I’m gonna die’: son’s text to mother reveals Orlando shooting terror
Mina Justice has revealed her anguish after receiving messages from her son when he was trapped inside the Pulse nightclub
A mother of a man missing after the Orlando shootings has revelaed her anguish after receiving terrified texts from her son telling her that he was being held hostage in the clubs bathroom.
Mina Justice was sound asleep when she received the first text from her son, Eddie Justice, who was in the gay nightclub Pulse when a gunman opened fire, leaving 50 dead and more than 50 wounded.
This is the conversation she had over text message with her 30-year-old son:
Mommy I love you, the first message said. It was 2:06am. In club they shooting.
Mina Justice tried calling her son, an accountant, but there was no answer so she texted him to see if he was OK.
At 2:07am he replied: Trapp in bathroom.
After she asked which club, responded: Pulse. Downtown. Call police. Then at 2:08am he said: Im gonna die.
Now wide awake, Justice dialed 911 and sent her son a flurry of texts over the next several minutes.
Im calling them now.
U still in there
Answer our damn phone