Mothers mourn sons from the deadly Orlando shooting

(NEWS10) —  Overnight the worst fears confirmed for some anguished mothers.

Christine Leinonen and Mina Justice, both learning their sons are among the dead.

Justice sharing these heart-breaking text messages, revealing her son and others were held hostage, inside this gay nightclub in Orlando.

The three hours of terror ending, after swat officers breach a wall of the club and exchanged gunfire with the suspect.

Monday morning, authorities are releasing more names of those who did not make it out alive and revealing new details about the gunman, Omar Mateen.

According to authorities, the 29-year-old arrived at the club, armed with an AR-15 type assault rifle, a handgun and an unknown number of rounds of ammunition.

Well organized and prepared.

Then, calling 911 after the shooting began to pledge his allegiance to Isis.

His ex-wife says she is shocked but not surprised, “I can honestly say that this was a sick person, this was a sick person that was really confused.”

The suspect’s father says he does not think that he was radicalized.

 

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