Witnesses recall the moment terrorist started shooting
Stories from inside Pulse nightclub
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As police and investigators in the Orlando shooting piece together how the attack happened, we’re hearing from family members and loved ones about those who were lost.
So many families and friends from across the country are mourning their losses. We’re now getting a look into the lives of those killed.
Survivors are recalling the horrifying experience.
"People are running, glasses are getting dropped and then you know people were passing me, I'm getting covered in blood from other people," Donte Martinez, witness said.
"It went with the beat almost until you heard too many shots it just bang, bang bang," Christopher Hansen, witness said.
"There was about 20 to 30 people trying to push themselves through a very small cabinet looking door," Luis Burbano, witness said.
Burbano escaped with his friend, never looking back at the murderer coming towards them.
"I didn't even want to look back, I didn't. To look at them that would be the last thing I see in my face, the last memory I have that's not something I want to remember," Burbano said.
Groups of club-goers hid from the terrorist in restrooms and dressing rooms huddling together, hoping to survive.
Just after 2 a.m Sunday Mina Justice received text messages from her son Eddie.
"Mommy I love you." "In club they shooting." "Trapped in the bathroom." His mom wrote back, "Calling them now."
The messages from Eddie kept coming. "He has us, and he's in here with us. I'm going to die."
Eddie Justice did not make it out alive.
Those who were murdered ranged in ages from 18 to 50.
"You stole a lot of people away from their families," said Camille Castill, cousin of Eddie
Some club-goers were shot, but saved because of the fast work of others.
"We're standing up and we're fighting because that's all we can do, all we can do is fight," Andy Moss, witness said.
The investigation is still active in Orlando as investigators continue to piece together what happened early Sunday morning.
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