In a tragic update, The City of Orlando has now confirmed Eddie Justice was one of the 50 attendees at Pulse nightclub in Orlando who were shot dead by lone shooter Omar Mateen on Sunday morning. Our thoughts are with his family during the difficult time.
Mamamia previously reported:
A mother has shared the terrifying texts her son sent her while trapped in the bathroom of the Pulse nightclub massacre.
The son, known as Eddie, messaged his mother to tell her he loved her and that he thought he was going to die.
Eddie was among more than a hundred clubbers who were in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, in the United States, when a man entered and began shooting.
The lone shooter – identified by police as 29-year-old Omar Mateen – is said to have killed 50 people and left at least 53 with injuries.
Mina Justice shared the text message history with American news station WFTV to reveal the sheer terror of the event and her desperate attempt to maintain contact.
The texts begin a 2:06am and detail several crucial moments that happened seconds before the police entered.
The messages begin with: “Mommy I love you” before he relays he was hiding in the bathroom with other club goers.