Ms Terra Pinkard was widowed last week when her husband, 37-year-old Josh Pinkard, was fatally shot in Aurora, Illinois during a mass shooting.
It happened as a co-worker (Mr Gary Martin) of Josh who was about to get fired, opened fire on Friday and shot several people in the plant. In his final text, he sent to his wife: ‘I love you, I’ve been shot at work.’
Terra claims that she afterwards frantically tried to get information about her husband’s fate.
Mr Josh Pinkard was the plant manager at Henry Pratt Company. He died when 45-year-old Gary Martin started shooting when he heard he was being terminated from his job of 15 years. In the end, Martin died in a shootout with police.
Terra Pinkard has since posted a heartfelt Facebook tribute to her late husband: ‘I received a text at 1:24 from my precious husband that said I love you, I’ve been shot at work.’
‘It took me several times reading it for it to hit me that it was for real.’
A Go Fund Me site has been setup to support the family.