Miguel Leiva

A Miami man who survived the Pulse Nightclub massacre says he was shot during the fierce firefight between the gunman and police.

Miguel Leiva shot took Snapchat video of victims hiding in a bathroom stall as Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 in a rampage on June 12.

"He was laughing… a devilish laugh," said Miguel Leiva, who was shot twice.

Leiva told Local10 News that he was visiting a girlfriend in Orlando when a friend invited him to Pulse.

He said the shooting started just before closing time. As bullets flew, Leiva and a small group of panicked partygoers rushed into the restroom where they huddled together for hours.

Leiva said the gunman yelled, "'Everybody come out! Everybody’s gonna die!' And as he kept shooting in the club, he kept laughing."

“We just stood quiet, and everyone's phone kept ringing,” he told Local10 from his hospital bed.

Levia said they recorded Snapchat video and sent the video to family so they could see people were trying to stay quiet.

“The only way we knew to let our families know ‘we're okay, we’re okay,’ was just to record it and let them hear we're trying to be quiet and send the video.”

He said there was one plastic cup in the bathroom. The cup was rinsed out and passed around so everyone could take a sip of water.

Mateen paused during the carnage to update his Facebook page.

“I pledge my alliance to (ISIS leader) abu bakr al Baghdadi.. may Allah accept me,” Mateen posted early Sunday morning. “The real muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west” … “You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance.”

Leiva said Mateen ignored the people in the restroom -- until hours later when he rushed in firing wildly after Orlando SWAT team blew a hole in the wall.

That's when Leiva was shot twice in the leg.

A SWAT team drove an armored vehicle through a wall in the club, and engaged Mateen in a wild shootout.

"When we heard the first explosion, the gunman came from behind... and came in the bathroom and started shooting at the SWAT team through a hole they had just made," said Leiva.

Several more people were killed in the bathroom during the gunfight.

Orlando police later admitted they may have inadvertently shot and killed some of the victims in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

After it was all over, the police assisted 30 victims out of the bathrooms. Leiva said they stepped over bodies on their way out.

  • yoni

    Finally!

  • Mystery User

    But I thought Snapchat video disappears?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    can I get a ratchet post please?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yew still lil yoni I see ???

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Leiva told Local10 News that he was visiting a girlfriend in Orlando when a friend invited him to Pulse.
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    You got outed huh?

  • Jessy

    You can save any video you made to your phone. Also, there are apps to save other people's video but I don't use any of those. I do save a lot of videos either before sending them to the designated person or before sending to "story". Once, they're in your story (where they stay for 24 hours) you can still click a button to save to your phone.

  • SpillyNillie

    Right. I'm so over this story. I feel extremely sorry for those who lost their lives and the family and friends who are mourning the loss. But my brain is on overload when it comes to this particular incident. Things are being reported, retracted, disputed, disappearing, etc .I can't...

  • MookieFly

    I can not imagine being cramped up in a bathroom for hours with multiple people and still have the gunman bust in and shoot me. This was a horrific crime smh

  • SpillyNillie

    A homegirl, perhaps?

  • Mystery User

    They why didn't the other girl go too?

  • SpillyNillie

    Hell if I know...I'm sure she had 101 reasons...

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Basically. Question, are snap videos saved? I don't use snap, but I keep hearing about snap videos being made during this ordeal. I would think to use my camera phone's recording option in a situation like this because it saves to my phone...Why snap? I know that my phone can only store so much...Is that why snap?

  • yoni

    I'm too tired to change. LOL

  • LibraGirlonly

    lol lol you caught that too?

  • SpillyNillie

    When you snap, the video can be viewed by who ever follows you. So it was a way to get the video out to multiple people at one time...

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Snap goes out to all your followers. Puts it out instantly. And other folks can save YOUR video and vice versa.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    "fierce firefight between the gunman and police" ...And I bet that's how most of 49 died...the fight between the two.....SHAMEFUL. but let the Police tell it....they just went in and shot The Gunman ....really? nobody else caught some bullets...

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Aww, thanks??

  • LibraGirlonly

    Will you be trying to snap when your adrenaline is in overdrive?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    So the Orlando cops may have killed some victims?!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    You rock bro??

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Thanks sis

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    How they personalize them bullets?

  • MissHarlem

    Between this and that baby I can't. I will see y'all in another post if not have a good day ? overkill for moi

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Did it say they added the dog filter or they just sent a video. Folks sent goodbye text too.

  • SpillyNillie

    Yeah, with the LORD! Would've been praying the WHOLE time. Out loud!

  • yoni

    Not too far fetched.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    And I am trying to listen to my Pac

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Not one man I know would visit a gay bar if they won't gay.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Idk...Can't imagine what I'd do,,,But like many overly confident males,,,I too believe that I would be fighting, not hiding...No offense to the victims at all...Tiz why I fear the police so...I wouldn't be able to keep calm/cool...They'd definitely be rationalizing my death in the media based on my angry Black man'ness, and unwillingness to be submissive to their White supremacy?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Angry black man-ness. I got tears Bren. Jesus.

  • 88

    I maintain they killed all the victims until proven otherwise.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Served.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Bullets have no name ?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Me too. I am about to take me long lunch.......

  • 88

    You know it.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Pic of the baby a la Beyoncé. His baby feet. Makes ME smile.

  • 88

    The video shows nothing waste of time.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Yup. Something my mama used to repeat when I used to like to watch fights.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Miguel was supposedly trying to help while the other kept the door closed and people locked in

  • Victorious82

    So I guess this guy wasn't in the same bathroom as the black girl that said he wasn't targeting black folks. ? This story gets more and more confusing by the day.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    no see...the guy says, I was just showing how we were being quiet...mmmk.
    No it shows you made a Snap chat video during the time a fckin shot out was happening...

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Actually it proves the PTB know people are not buying their bullish. So they release footage to throw people off. Weren't we asking for video then all of a sudden there's snap chat footage? Why wasn't this released before? Smh.

  • Saphistication

    I knew the police were responsible for some of those casualties.... I'm interested in how many...although ultimately Mateen is still responsible.

  • Saphistication

    ????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :blink: Monogrammed? :kona:

  • MissHarlem

    My high left ?

  • LibraGirlonly

    They know some people are calling BS so they will do whateva to keep their story going.

  • MissHarlem

    Awww ??

  • PettyEyezPrime

    MamaPEP still says this.

  • LibraGirlonly

    And that doesn't make a bit of sense to me.

  • Mystery User

    They found the EgyptAir black box

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I'm still calling B.S they could've made that video yesterday. They could be on a sound stage some where. I'm not buying none of the B.S they're selling. This happens all the time, same script different cast.

  • ChocolateChick84

    Happy Birthday to the GOAT :-))

  • Sheyonce

    Same! They kept referring to it as a "wild gun fight". I knew they hit people too. Since when do they come through the walls while hundreds of innocent people are scattered about inside? There was only one dude, they pretty much knew where he was, so they could have easily WALKED through the front and back doors. SMDH...

  • Mystery User

    Zoe, I thought you were uppity. You have ratchet tendencies.#cousins

  • LibraGirlonly

    But of course. There are videos out there about people waking up to the games they are playing. It's kida scary when you really think about it.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Where? I was talking about this yesterday. It's time for society to move on and focus on something else. You know, because we can't focus more than 1 thing at a time :sarcasm:

  • Lisa daniels

    I will take a Kardashian post for 100, Alex.
    SN: Can anyone write me a doctor's note for Saturday? I want to go to work but need a note.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Now you know cops are responsible for some of the deaths. The cops may be the " other mystery shooter". Smh.

  • LibraGirlonly

    They said it was damaged so I guess we won't get the truth about that either.

  • Mystery User

    in the Mediterranean Sea with some additional wreckage.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Chile, that's what caught my eye and my ears. Like WTF are you doing at a gay club, ma'am? Now his "gf" knows that he sucks dack.

  • LibraGirlonly

    They want to keep us confused and in fear so they can move their agenda. You already know who they are.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    So "he" was texting his "girl" friend while he was at a "gay" club inside the bathroom during this tragic event

  • Mystery User

    now you want to talk about some media control? They report what they want to report - we will NEVER know their issues if they don't involve Americans.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Smh

  • Saphistication

    I guarantee you they're not going to release the numbers of those killed by the police.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yesssss all of that.

  • Saphistication

    I just can't understand why it lasted that long...what about tear gas and stuff like that...I'm sure they were like we done f*€k3d up...let's build a story before we come out.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Right! Bullshat!! I bet he was getting ready to gargle nuts.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I guess no one thought to revise his script before they gave it to him. Now watch in a couple of days or weeks his story change .

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Right!! WTH?!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    LMBO!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mystery User

    It's lunch time what's on the menu today.... shout out to all my Pescetarians, vegetarians and vegans!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Steak salad. I'm pregnant. I need red meat so I don't end up like Prince's ex wife. I do like going Vegan for 30 days every once in awhile though. Woot. It feels good then I crave meat again.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Maybe that's normal for them. She might be down with that lifestyle.

  • DivineMsM

    Awww MOD too precious. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    The lies they tell

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I can't with these stories. This week has been one tragic event after the other. This is too depressing and I can't continue to read anymore... Heartbreaking stories ?

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Aaww him I see his little fingers too :toocute:

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Sitting here trying to decide what to eat now. I'm breastfeeding so I can't eat anything that could make the baby gassy or anything too spicy or with too much sugar. I'm convinced this is why women lose weight breastfeeding, you can't eat ANYTHING good ? Probably a turkey wrap.

  • iWasteTime

    Good Afternoon Roses who don't have me Blocked!
    I can't do 102 of these.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    all this ish is just getting really bizarre...story after crazy story...

  • yoni

    SHE coulda been a HE. :shrug:

  • Reddy

    Hi! Congrats on your new bundle. Are you having an easy time with breastfeeding? I am due next month and decided to BF and I have been hearing how hard it is.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Nope, because they already lump them together...I guess how could they really know who all they killed...since they went in blazing.....like shyt somebody gotta die...but we gon get the gun man! Its all crazy.

  • yoni

    ....and he still had ammo after 4 hours to shoot it out with the police.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Good job! Big feet... Long toes... Love it.

  • ShWa

    Im going to stop reading this stuff, its too depressing, man this world is a crazy place.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Thank you. It's not easy for me at all. This is my 4th and I tried unsuccessfully with the first 3. I just wouldn't produce anywhere near enough milk. This time I'm pumping exclusively and for whatever odd reason it's working where traditional breastfeeding never did. I have to pump every 2 hours and it gets tedious but so far, so good. I also have to say everyone is different. It might be a relative breeze for you, although you should expect soreness and a bit of discomfort, unfortunately that's normal for everyone. Congrats and good luck. Also, IF it doesn't work out DO NOT feel bad or let anyone make you feel bad. There are worse things in the world than formula.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    You ain't been round enough lol

  • Mystery User

    It's easy - once the baby latches on, but be patient. It's such a bonding experience.
    Congrats on your baby!

  • Mystery User

    You been sharing that milk with folks, yet? I tasted mine.. as did my husband.
    #shotsshotsshots

  • zeta4life

    HEY YA'LL...*walking thru the blog with t-shirt and pannis...smoking a L..
    ALL HELL...Sandra PUT up something funny, entertainment...something...
    Why when u get home...u get all kinds of energy!!!!

  • Mystery User

    Sounds good - with balsamic vinegar dressing, right?
    you know my Dr told me a Flintstone vitamin is just as good as a prenatal!

  • zeta4life

    u figured it out....watch hurr....she slick with it...LOL!!!

  • Reddy

    I tried with my first and I could not get him to latch correctly which led to me thinking my nip was going to fall off..lol! I am trying again and hoping I can have enough patience to get him to latch correctly. I have taken classes and everything. I did get a pump through my insurance that hopefully will come in handy also. Thanks for the advice!!

  • She_ShowOut

    Dead @ gargle nuts...hope you don't mind if I use this.

  • zeta4life

    U check out the trailer for the movie..???

  • zeta4life

    Here...don't want it to leave u....OK that's "nuff"...pass it byke...LOL!!!

  • She_ShowOut

    I hear you, I come for the fun!

  • zeta4life

    AWWW!!!!!...*dead womb spasm*....his "wittle" toe-toez!!!

  • Mystery User

    Soror, you got on my favorite outfit to wear!

  • zeta4life

    RIF!!!!....lol
    Hey bew-ski!!!

  • zeta4life

    SHHHHEEE----SHHHOOOW!!!!
    Hey doll....its been so long.....:hug u tight:

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I won't be clicking but bless everyone affected by this nonsense, these stories make you cry.

  • zeta4life

    NEW POST...UNCLOCKABLE OPEN POST....!!!!
    LETS GO CRAZAY!!!!!

  • zeta4life

    Meet me upstairs....hey!!!

  • She_ShowOut

    Heeeyyyy zeta!!! :hugs: too you bae!!! Missed all of yall roses :muah:

  • iWasteTime

    Hey Sis!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Hey Zeta ?

  • Kay J

    Did the reporter mention that he just survived cancer?! God loves him and his on his side to let him survive cancer and now this!

    God is good.

  • Sucker Free

    I've been to a gay club with my gay male friend...fun

  • HIS4EVA

    where the post at?

  • LordeAmbler

    Naw men who are comfortable with their sexuality and love women. Can't be gay even if they tried. So I don't agree with that. Only homophobic men are uncomfortable. Either because you just aren't cultured or because you low key sissy.

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    I remember thinking right away, that the police were responsible for a large number of those injured and killed. I dont believe People will truly know how many untill law suits start flying....which I believe are formulating as we speak.

    3 hours is not the standard response time for an Active Shooter Incident by any means what so ever. 15 mins and Under would be optimum. I think the Florida Swat may have gotten caught with their pants down and were not prepaired. Plus .....It was dark outside and dark inside the Club, there is video online of Police when they showed up and began shooting it didnt look good. It looked like they just unloaded everything they had wild wild west style.

    - Lurker

  • LordeAmbler

    I agree I would have layed low and as soon as his devil ass turned his back I would belly cut throat that ass. Like that lady did in belly. Pounced out the ceiling like a spider and slit that neck. Just saying.

  • LordeAmbler

    Nope I don't believe he's gay. Just following the homegirl.

  • LordeAmbler

    Yes they def killed some people.

  • LordeAmbler

    Did you read where every mass shooting has had the killers equipped with AR15. Sounds like a national setup

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    U setting ppl up n shyt

  • Soon2BWife

    I bet she is thankful for every single one of them too!

  • kennedy campbell

    i know plenty of str8 men who go there to pick up girls and girls who go there thinking that men won't hit on them. str8 men whom are comfortable in their sexuality don't stress out about going to a gay club.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    they have me on some extra vitamin shitt ... two pills; one white the other some brown gel crap. i think they gave me the most expensive ones my insurance would pay for. lol. annoying. horse pills.

  • bemetoo

    See I knew that guy didn't shoot all them people I knew I really knew that swat my have kill a least 20

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Zamn!

  • MzFutureLCSW

    He could be talking abt an effeminate male that identifies as female.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I had a friend, who had a brother that was gay. He went to the gay club with his brother to be supportive.

  • RespectSelf

    So he basically didn't kill and injury all these people. This the third person that said the police shot them. I mean seriously though, how many people did the police kill and shoot.

  • bemetoo

    Out of the 49 victims that die 19 men had a least 1 child by the opposite sex l. Some had multiple kids by multiple women.. Shit one women birth 12 kids..

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Exactly like who thanking about a snapchat at a time like that?

  • LipstickANDlace

    My eyes playing tricks on me... video looks like a silent orgy to me.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    People fail to realize straight people go to gay clubs. It's still a club with music, so its entertainment.

  • Ke$hiaFromBelly

    Theres a callin on his life!! Not his time!!

  • Lolalao

    Me too.

  • Lolalao

    What if you just want to be supportive? That's enough right there. I just told my fam that too, if you're secure with you..you can be around every gay man on earth.

  • Luvn_it

    Hold up?now I thought he was holding hostages in the bathroom b/c the first story the news came out with. Than ppl started to talk about the SWAT team were yelling for everyone to move away from the wall. This story is really starting to get fishy b/c to many ppl are coming out w/stories that are constridicting previous stories of what happened that night.

  • Lolalao

    I think the energy had to go some place. The club, the poor woman from the voice , and the baby? What if because justice wasn't given for Trayvon M. ? Maybe I think wrong. I just believe in energy. Not karma but energy.
    Negative energy targets innocent ppl. Some ppl are saying how they lived is the cause. Why are you buying make-up, designer labels, electronic devices, and etc? Aren't you supporting the very ppl you dislike and look down upon? I just think if you don't support it, don't support it across the board.

  • Angela Flowers

    hmm, I wonder if they're going to do autopsies to see how many victims were killed by police...

  • Angela Flowers

    I peeped that too...

  • Angela Flowers

    Does homegirl=a real girl or guy friend that's gay? If real girl, then why go there with her when you're supposed to be visiting your girlfriend...

  • Angela Flowers

    I guess it could be possible but majority straight men would avoid it just because of the stigma of being in a place like that if they weren't...

  • Angela Flowers

    I first learned of this quote from "Tales from the Hood." Innocent girl was killed and perp said "a bullet don't got a name on it, you was just in the wrong place at the wrong time"...

  • LordeAmbler

    So I guess my boyfriend is gay. He will go anywhere with me. Gay straight wherever. He just can't be a cultured man that understands everyone is just not gonna be born liking the opposite sex. It's just not possible. Nothing is all the same of anything. Why would humans be different????

  • Antigone Heart
  • kennedy campbell

    right on. there are those ones that don't want to be guilty by association. but they don't see supportive

  • Angela Flowers

    Yeah but your boyfriend is there with you. The question was why go there with a "homegirl" when you're in town visiting your girlfriend...anything is possible but it's suspect either way.