Nightclub Massacre: Victims and Survivors Recall Tragic Moments

Survivors describe how they made it out of Pulse nightclub alive after coming face to face with the shooter.
2:16 | 06/15/16

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The survivors of that terrorist attack are speaking out about how they made it through those terrifying moments as we are learning new details Mr. What happened in that nightclub in those several hours and gio Benitez has that. Reporter: Good morning to you. Survivors are still here recovering at the hospital. This as we learn the shooter made a second phone call. This morning, new details about that moment of crisis. As more than 20 huddled in one of pulse's bathrooms we now know the shooter in the midst of the chaos made more than one phone call. To 911 to pledge his allegiance to Isis and this man says to him, an employee of a local news station. He said, I'm the shooter. It's me. I'm the shooter. And I didn't know what to say. At the time I didn't know what he was saying. He was speaking so fast. Reporter: Just 72 hours since the attack, we're hearing from survivors describing the harrowing moments when they crossed paths with the killer. He like tilted over and kind of like looked at me but I guess he must have thought I died with my eyes open and I just kind of kept staring at him. From then I thought in my mind he was going to shoot me in my face. Reporter: 20-year-old tiara parker was at pulse with her cousin Kira Murray who she says tried to negotiate with the shooter. Stop, we're hurt. We're already hit like don't -- like please leave us alone. Reporter: Kye Ra never made it out alive. ♪ their friend patience Carter speaking to the press Tuesday overcome with emotion. Thanking the person who shielded her from more bullets. If it wasn't for that person shielding me it would have been me shot and I wouldn't be sitting here today to talk about it. Reporter: Others thanking the doctors who saved their lives. If wasn't for you guys I wouldn't be here. Reporter: An open letter to the shooter going viral written by a survivor who says omar Mateen failed to kill love. No matter how many deaths, no matter what happens, you cannot kill love. You can't. Reporter: And back here live at the hospital, we can tell you 22 patients are still here, four of them are in critical condition but the good news, Amy, they are improving. That is certainly good news, indeed. Gio, thank you.

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