“I’m gonna die.” Son who sent heartbreaking texts to mom during shooting confirmed dead

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When it was all over and the first of the responders made their way through the cavernous nightclub, feet gingerly stepping over the bloody bodies sprawled all around, they called out, “If you’re alive, raise your hand.”

Around them, the unanswered cell phones of victims chirped incessantly — a soundtrack to a carnage, the likes of which America has never seen.

For three harrowing hours, as the gunman took hostages, they crouched in a dressing room or in the air conditioning vents.

One person hid in the bathroom and said she survived by covering herself with bodies.

Helpless, trapped, shocked and scared, they texted their loved ones, pleading for help.

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, a 30-year-old accountant, sought shelter in the bathroom from where he texted his mom:

Mommy I love you

In the club they shooting

Trapp in the bathroom

Call police

Im gonna die

His mother, Mina Justice, tried to reassure him that she’d called 911 and help was coming:

Calling them now.

U still there?

Answer your phone.

Call me.

Call me.

Justice replied: Call them mommy


Im still in the bathroom

Hes coming

Im going to die

He then went silent. He was among the 50 who didn’t make it.


  • Priscilla

    So sad, such a senseless crime. People are people-we are all human beings! Stop the hate! Stop the violence!!!


      Hate to tell you this Priscilla, but this guy was not a human being, he was an animal…..and I hope you’re not so naive to think that these animals are going to stop the hate because you ask them to. They will continue to kill people like you and I because that’s who they are, that’s what they do. And until our leadership understands this it will continue and get worse.

  • Respect

    Just reading this makes tears come down my face. I could not imagine what was going through these innocent people minds and the pain. God bless all the family and friends of all that lost their lives due to ignorance.

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