Massacre Text: A Madman's Shooting, Mom, I Love You

Teen crouches behind rocks as friends fall
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 27, 2011 2:19 AM CDT
A woman holds a rose in Sundvollen, close to Utoya island, where gunman Anders Behring Breivik killed scores of young people at a political camp.   (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
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(Newser) – A terrified teenager crouched behind rocks listening to the crack of bullets pick off bodies in the Norway massacre as she frantically texted her mom to send help fast, and declared what could have been a last message of love. "Mummy, tell the police that they must hurry," Julie Bremnes texts mom Marianne. "People are dying here! There is a madman running around shooting people. They must hurry!" Her mom answers: "This is not good, Julie. Police are calling us now. Give us a sign of life every five minutes, please?" We "are surviving!" Julie texts. "I understand, my girl. Stay in cover, do not move anywhere!" answers her mom.

Marianne Bremnes told the Daily Mail she had no idea how serious the assault was and how close her daughter believed she was to death until she heard news reports and Julie texted: "I love you even though I may shout a few times. And I did not panic, even though I'm s--- scared." Her mom answers: "I know, my girl. We are awfully fond of you, too!" Police finally arrive and Julie's mom warns her that suspected shooter Anders Behring Breivik is wearing a police uniform so "be careful!" Both Julie and her little brother Jorgan, who swam to a far shore during the shooting at their political youth camp, were safely evacuated.

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