PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The life of the West Catholic Prep graduate, killed in the Orlando terror attack, will be honored at her school tonight. And her mother is sharing the horrifying moments after they found out their daughter was shot.
Natalie Murray says around 2 a.m. Sunday, she got a text from her niece, Tiara, asking to go to Pulse nightclub to pick them up.READ MORE: Pfizer Says Its Vaccine Is 90.7% Effective Against Symptomatic COVID-19 In Children Ages 5 To 11
The niece and her friend were with Natalie’s daughter, Akyra. Natalie and her husband rushed to the club and on the way she says Akyra called telling them she was shot in the arm.
Her parents tried to calm her down, telling her they needed to use the phone’s GPS and call police.READ MORE: Man Struck, Killed By Tractor-Trailer In North Philadelphia
“I didn’t want to hang up with her but I needed to make these moves happen,” Natalie said. “It was horrific and that was the last time I talked to my daughter.”
Natalie also recounts the chaos.
“We waited, we waited, we waited. We watched ambulances come and go.”MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Nick Sirianni To Speak With Media Before Traveling To Las Vegas For Eagles-Raiders Matchup
Akyra will be remembered at West Catholic Prep. It’s a private vigil set for 6 p.m.