These final texts from a son to his mother during the Orlando massacre are absolutely heartbreaking. He has now been confirmed as one of the victims killed by the terrorist that night, among at least 49 other victims.
The petrified son who sent his mother texts telling her he ‘loved her’ as the marauding gunman opened fire inside Pulse nightclub has died.
Eddie Justice was trapped in a nightclub bathroom when he contacted his mother Mina for the last time in a series of messages.
The City of Orlando has now confirmed he was one of the 49 partygoers who were shot dead by Islamic extremist Omar Mateen on Sunday morning.
Eddie, who worked as an accountant, ran into the women’s bathroom to escape Mateen but he and a group were cornered.
He asked Mina to call police as she arrived outside the Orlando gay nightclub in a desperate attempt to find her son.
Eddie then told her ‘I’m gonna die’ as Mateen discovered where he was hiding and took him and others hostage.
‘Mommy I love you. In the club they shooting,’ a text from Eddie Justice to his mother read.
‘U ok,’ she responded before her son wrote back ‘trapp (sic) in bathroom.’
His mother then asked which club he was in and asked him to call her.
Read more: Daily Mail
Here were some of the other victims of the Orlando attack via Daily Mail: