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Son's last texts show his fear as killer closes in
01:03 - Source: WKMG
CNN  — 

For three harrowing hours, as Omar Mateen carried out his rampage inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, clubgoers hid in bathrooms, in air-conditioning vents, under tables.

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

One person whose story has really touched peoples’ hearts is that of Eddie Jamoldroy Justice.

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

Mommy I love you

In club they shooting

Trapp in 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 49 who didn’t make it.