Twenty-year-old Omar Mir Seddique Mateen opened fire in a gay nightclub. Fifty people were killed, 53 were wounded. Among these was the son of Mina Justice, Eddie Justice, who was able to send text messages to her as the onslaught unfold. The mom has not heard from her son since.
Justice was sleeping when she received the first frantic text from her son. Their conversation went like this as per the video from the Associated Press:
Eddie at 2:06 am: “Mommy I love you. In club they shooting.”
Mina: “U ok?”
Eddie at 2:07 am: “Trap in bathroom. Pulse. Downtown. Call Police.”
Eddie at 2:08 am: “I’m gonna die.”
Mina: “Im calling police now. U still there?”
At this point, Mina called 911.
Eddie at 2:39: “Call them mommy. Now. He’s coming. Im gonna die.”
Eddie at 2:42: “Lots [been hurt].”
Mina: “Text me please”
Eddie: “Still here in bathroom. He has us. They [police] need to come get us.”
Eddie at 2:49am: “Hurry. He’s in the bathroom with us.”
Mina: “Is the man in the bathroom with you?”
Eddie at 2:50am: “He’s a terror…”
The text ended after this. As of press time, there is no update yet about Eddie. Mina has yet to receive update about Eddie. According to AP, Mina is in a hotel together with other relatives of Orlando shooting victims who are waiting for news about their loved ones.
“His name has not come up yet and that’s scary. It’s just, I got this feeling. I got a bad feeling,” Mina said.