Local

Orlando Shooting Victim’s Texts to His Brother

Jeff Rodriquez sent text messaged to his brother after he was shot in a Orlando, Florida, club.

6 photos
1/6
Santos Rodriguez
The younger brother of Orlando shooting victim Santos Rodriguez, who is in critical condition, said Jeff Rodriguez texted him during the rampage.
2/6
Santos Rodriguez
Jeff Rodriguez told his brother he was bleeding and thought he was going to die, according to the text message exchange.
3/6
Santos Rodriguez
Santos Rodriguez, who lives in Florida, at first thought his brother was joking.
4/6
Santos Rodriguez
Jeff Rodriguez described the horror inside Pulse nightclub, where 49 people were killed and dozens more were wounded.
5/6
Santos Rodriguez
Nearly an hour later, Santos Rodriguez ran an online search and realized his brother was telling the truth.
6/6
Santos Rodriguez
"I just want to see him and say like, 'I believe you now… I'm sorry that I didn't believe your text,'" Santos Rodriguez told NBC News.
Contact Us