Mina Justice was outside the club trying to contact her 30-year-old son Eddie Justice, who texted her when the shooting happened and asked her to call police. He told her he ran into a bathroom with other club patrons to hide and then wrote 'he's coming.'
'The next text said:
"He has us, and he's in here with us," 'That was the last conversation.'
Mina Justice said she was going through hell as she stood outside the nightclub waiting to learn more information regarding the shooting.
She told WFTV her son Eddie told her he was being held hostage inside a women's bathroom and that he was going to die.
The worried mother-of-three said she did not know if her son was okay or how many other people were with him inside the bathroom. At this time, his condition is not known.She mentioned she heard at the time that there were two shooters involved and that people were hurt.
The mother told WOFL that at one point during her correspondence with Eddie, she made him get off the phone with her and text instead while she asked him questions because he was fearful he was going look at the shooter and get shot.
'He [Eddie] said, "He has us and he's fixin to kill us. That was it,"' the mother told the station.