Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, one of the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., began texting his mother just after 2 a.m. Sunday after gunfire erupted, the New York Post reports.
“Mommy, I love you. In the club they shooting,” Justice, 30, texted, beginning the series of tragic texts that his mother, Mina Justice, shared with media.
Eddie Justice told his mother that he was trapped in the women’s bathroom at Pulse and that the gunman was approaching him and others in the room.
“Call [the police] Mommy. Now. I’m tell I’m bathroom. He’s coming. I’m gonna die. He has us, and he’s in here with us,” Eddie Justice pleaded in his texts.
Mina Justice said she had gotten the opportunity to speak to her son on the phone just minutes earlier.
“I could hear a lot of people crying,” Mina Justice recalled. She said her son told her, “He has us, and he’s fixing to kill us.”
Mina Justice spent most of Sunday unsure about what happened to her son after he went silent; however, her worst fears were confirmed. The 30-year-old’s name joined the growing list of those who were lost during the horrific attack.
Read more at the New York Post.