Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando club Sunday, sent a text message to his wife, Noor Zahi Salman, during the rampage, asking “do you see what’s happening?” a source close to the family told NBC News Thursday, NBC NEWS reports.
The source close to Salman said Mateen’s mother called Salman at around 2 a.m. Sunday, waking her up and asking if she knew where Mateen was.
Salman said she did not know, and texted her husband: “Where are you?” the source said.
Mateen responded: “Do you see what’s happening?”
Salman replied “No?” according to the source.
A federal law enforcement official confirmed that Mateen and his wife exchanged text messages at around 2:30 a.m. Afterward, she repeatedly tried to call him on his cell phone, the official said. Read more at NBC NEWS.