“Babe, I just got shot in my head. I need to get to my kids.” Those were the words Lois L. Oglesby, one of the people killed in the Dayton, Ohio, mass shooting on Sunday told the father of her children in a FaceTime call.
“Like That’s Strong As F–k To Hold Off To Call Me!! She Was Letting Me Know She Loved Me And To Take Care Of These Kids And I Got You Babe!!!!!! I Can’t Stop Crying!!!!,” Dee Lee, Oglesby’s partner, wrote in an emotional Facebook post, recounting the situation on Sunday evening.
The family was upended early Sunday morning when the gunman opened fire in the city’s Oregon District. Nine people—including the shooter’s own sister —were killed.
“Soon As I Open My Eyes, Tears Instantly Fall! My Girls Momma Gone Man!! What The F–k??? I Don’t Know What To Do!!!,” Lee wrote in another post.
According to NBC News, Oglesby was a nursing student, who had two daughters, a 6-year-old and a newborn.
Her cousin Damon Davenport also expressed fury at her senseless death, demanding that officials, including the President, “do something.”
“You know, we have gun laws. People can just go and buy guns and not even be registered or not even qualify,” Davenport said. “They can just walk into a gun store and buy high-powered equipment and walk right now and kill people in broad daylight, broad night time. This has got to stop.”
Davenport’s other cousin, 25-year-old Thomas McNichols, was also killed in the shooting.
“They had children. Hardworking people. All they were doing was enjoying a night on the town and they’re dead. Never to come home again,” Davenport added. “Never to see their family again. They’re gone. And I want the president to hear this. Donald Trump, I want you to hear this: You need to be here right now. You need to.”
The community has continued to rally around the family. Miami Valley Community Action Partnership, where Oglesby’s mother has worked for almost 23 years, started a fund-raiser on Facebook to help with funeral costs as well as the long-term care of her daughters. So far, over $25,000 has been raised.