One of the victims shot to death over the weekend in Dayton, Ohio’s Oregon District reportedly called the father of her children after she was shot in the head.
A gunman opened fire at around 1 a.m. on August 4 outside the Ned Peppers nightclub in Dayton. He was wearing body armor and carrying high-capacity magazines as he fired dozens of shots into the crowd, killing nine and wounding about 27 others before police killed him.
Lois Oglesby, 27, was one of the nine victims to die from the attack. She leaves behind two children: a young daughter and a newborn baby girl. Oglesby had just returned from maternity leave when she was shot, according to the Dayton Daily News
As Oglesby, who also went by Lola, was dying, she reportedly FaceTimed her partner and the father of her kids.
Daryl Lee, who has identified himself as the father of Oglesby’s kids, posted on Facebook about Oglesby’s last call, claiming she said, "Babe I just got shot in my head, I need to get to my kids," NBC News reports.
In the Facebook post, Lee called Oglesby “strong” and said, “[S]he was letting me know she loved me and to take care of these kids.”
He went on to say, “I got you babe. I can't stop crying.”
Oglesby’s lifelong friend told the Dayton Daily News that Oglesby was in nursing school and that she loved children. She added that she loved her own children unconditionally.
"She was a wonderful mother, a wonderful person," Merrett said. "I have cried so much, I can’t cry anymore.”
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