UPDATED: 'Mommy I love you" – text messages from a son to his mum during Orlando shooting


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  • Monday, 13 Jun 2016

Text messages no mother should ever have to read. Photo: Screencap/Mirror

[caption id="attachment_222115" align="alignnone" width="596"]Text messages no mother should ever have to read. Photo: Screencap/Mirror Text messages no mother should ever have to read. Photo: Screencap/Mirror[/caption]

Update:

It has been confirmed that Eddie Justice was among those killed in the shooting, according to the public service announcements website for Orlando – City of Orlando


Heartbreaking and terrifying text messages were sent by a son to his mother during the Orlando shooting on June 12 at a gay club in Florida, US. The massacre has been called "the worst mass shooting in US history".

Mina Justice was on the phone with her son Eddie when a lone gunman opened fire in the club Pulse, killing 49 people and leaving 53 injured.

Eddie called his mother when he was hiding in a bathroom. His mother asked him to get off the phone and text instead. The terrifying moments of the massacre were captured in his series of messages.

"Mommy I love you" said one of his texts. He begged his mother to get help and told her where he was.

"Trapp (sic) in bathroom" he wrote.

The harrowing messages included:

"He's coming"

"I'm gonna die"

"He has us"

It is still uncertain if Eddie Justice survived the shooting.

The gunman has been identified as Omar Mateen, 29 and he was killed by the police.

[caption id="attachment_222106" align="alignnone" width="500"]An undated photo from a social media account of Omar Mateen, who Orlando Police have identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at a gay nighclub in Orlando, Florida, US. Photo: Reuters An undated photo from a social media account of Omar Mateen, who Orlando Police have identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at a gay nighclub in Orlando, Florida, US. Photo: Reuters[/caption]

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