CNN reports that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen and his wife Noor Salman exchanged text messages back and forth while he was in the act of massacring attendees at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.
According to law officials, he texted Salman while holed up in a club bathroom around 4am, roughly two hours after the attack started.
In the text, he reportedly asked her if she’d seen the news.
Salman allegedly responded with a text that said she loved him, and also tried to call Mateen a handful of times during his standoff with police.
She called him after reports of the attack were popping up, apparently realizing then that it might be her husband behind the carnage.
According to officials, he didn’t answer. We’ll update as more details emerge.