Video Shows Terrifying Last Messages Sent From Son At Orlando Nightclub
A woman standing outside of Orlando, Florida's Pulse nightclub revealed the last messages her son sent to her during the fatal shootout that claimed over four dozen lives.
According to The Guardian, Mina Justice told reporters her son, Eddie, sent her a text from inside of Pulse telling her to call the police.
The Guardian's report says another text alerted her to the gunman's progression through the nightclub, with the message saying, "He's coming."
The last messages Justice received were even more frightening.
The son's messages said,
He has us... He's in the bathroom with us.
Footage from a broadcast for WFTV, Orlando's ABC affiliate, shows the harrowing sequence of texts. The series of messages featured pleas of "hurry" and "they need to come get us."
According to WFTV, Eddie's status is still not yet known.
After an initial exchange with officers, the shooter at Pulse retreated back into the nightclub where he held some 30 patrons hostage, Orlando Police said during a press conference on Sunday morning, according to The Guardian.
The situation required the SWAT team to intervene and take down the gunman.
With 49 people killed, and over 50 more sent to the hospital, the attack in Orlando is the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story reported that the shooter killed 50 people; new reports say the shooter killed 49.
Citations: Orlando Pulse club attack: gunman identified as police investigate motive (The Guardian), The Chilling Texts A Mother Received From Her Son In Orlando Gay Bar: 'He Has Us' (Huffington Post)