The Pulse nightclub reveller who sent heartbreaking text messages to his mum during the attack has been confirmed as among the 50 who died.
Gunman Omar Mateen stormed into the Pulse Club in Orlando , Florida, at 2am on Sunday morning and began shooting at the crowd.
Mother Mina Justice showed TV reporters texts sent by her son Eddie Justice in which he said to his mum: “Mommy I love you. In club they shooting.”
Mina-Justice, Eddie’s Mother
Eddie Justice last text messages to his mum
He was named as Eddie Justice, and has now been confirmed to be among the fatalities.
In the texts he said: “I’m gonna die” before chillingly writing “He’s coming”.
Omar Mateen, 29, was identified as the shooter by his ex-wife. He was later gunned down by police.
Omar Mateen, the muderer
“The armed attack that targeted a gay night club in the city of Orlando in the American state of Florida which left over 100 people dead or injured was carried out by an Islamic State fighter,” Amaq News Agency reported.
The claim came after the FBI said there were “suggestions” gunman Mateen had “leanings” towards radical Islamic terrorism.
It also follows reports that Mateen called 911 and pledged allegiance to the head of ISIS before the attack.