London: A terrified hostage locked himself in a bathroom of a Florida nightclub when the gunman struck the facility early on Sunday.
He sent a text message to his mom, saying, “Tell them I'm in the bathroom. He's coming. I'm gonna die.”
This was revealed by his mother as she recounted the horror that unfolded in the club. His fate is still not known.
Mina Justice was trying to contact her 30-year-old son Eddie Justice when she received the test message. He asked her to call the police.
“In the next text he said, 'He has us, and he's in here with us,'” the MailOnline quoted his mother as saying adding, “That was the last conversation.”
“Mommy I love you. In the club they shooting,” another text from Eddie read.
His mother then responded: “'U ok,' They say stay them (sic) is anybody hurt. Which bathroom u in.'”
Mina Justice was going through hell as she stood outside the nightclub waiting to learn more information regarding the shooting, the Mail said.
Police said a gunman, identified as Omar Matten, shot dead at least 50 people and injured 53 others in a crowded gay nightclub before being killed.
The shooting took place early on Sunday when more than 3o0 people were reportedly inside the club.