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Worker warned hotel before Las Vegas shooter opened fire on crowd

A maintenance worker said Wednesday he told hotel dispatchers to call police and report a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel before the shooter began firing from his high-rise suite into a crowd at a nearby musical performance.

It was unclear if the hotel relayed the information to Las Vegas police, who did not respond to questions from The Associated Press about whether hotel security or anyone else in the hotel called 911 to report the gunfire.

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NBC News -
Las Vegas hotel worker narrowly escaped gunman's rampage

A hotel maintenance worker says he barely escaped unscathed when Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire down a hallway — and credited a hotel security guard with saving his life.

The police's latest timeline means it took 19 minutes for Las Vegas police to know what the guard and the maintenance worker already knew — where exactly Paddock was shooting from. In that time, Paddock was able to kill 58 people and wound nearly 500 others in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.


Fox News -
MGM Resorts disputes Las Vegas police timeline of shooting

MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, on Tuesday questioned the most recent timeline of events provided by police about last week’s Las Vegas Strip massacre.

Debra DeShong, a spokeswoman for MGM, said in a statement, “We cannot be certain about the most recent timeline that has been communicated publically (sic), and we believe what is currently being expressed may not be accurate.” “We can’t put Band-Aids on everything,” Officer Larry Hadfield, a spokesman for the department, told Fox News on Tuesday when asked about the change in the timeline.


Global News -
Las Vegas shooting: new timeline raises questions on police response

The revised timeline given by investigators for the Las Vegas massacre raises questions about whether better communication might have allowed police to respond more quickly and take out the gunman before he could kill and wound so many people.

Las Vegas police did not respond to questions from The Associated Press about whether hotel security or anyone else in the hotel called 911 to report the hallway shooting.


LA Times -
Las Vegas gunman shot security guard a full six minutes before opening fire on concertgoers, police reveal

Police have dramatically changed their account of how the Las Vegas massacre began on Oct. 1, revealing Monday that the gunman shot a hotel security guard six minutes before opening fire on a country music concert — raising new questions about why police weren’t able to pinpoint the gunman’s location sooner.

Police did not arrive at the room where the guard had been shot until after Stephen Paddock.... Before the Las Vegas massacre began, a wounded Mandalay Bay hotel security guard called hotel officials to warn them about a gunman on the 32nd floor, an investigator told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday.


Washington Post -
After revelation that casino guard was shot before Las Vegas massacre began, unanswered questions loom

When the Las Vegas gunman arrived at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino late last month, he assembled “an armory” in his room, according to one of the police officers who went inside.

Exactly when information about the security guard being shot was relayed — and to whom — could be crucial as other police departments, in an effort to train their officers for a mass shooting, look to what happened in Las Vegas for lessons.


LA Times -
Casino guard alerted hotel to gunman before Las Vegas massacre began, police say

Before the Las Vegas massacre began, a wounded Mandalay Bay hotel security guard called hotel officials to warn them about a gunman on the 32nd floor, an investigator told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday.

The revelation that hotel security had been alerted comes a day after Las Vegas police changed their timeline of how the Route 91 Harvest country-music festival started on Oct. 1 — not with an attack on a crowd along the Strip at 10:05 p.m., but with the shooting of Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos inside the hotel about six minutes before.


Fox News -
Las Vegas shooting: Timeline change raises questions about hotel security, police response

Las Vegas police on Tuesday defended changes in the timeline of the deadliest shooting in modern United States history, even as a flood of questions emerged following a sheriff’s announcement a security guard was struck by a bullet six minutes before the gunman fired on a packed concert crowd.

Is what was going on behind the scenes with hotel security and police during the 18 minutes between Campos' shooting and the arrival of police on the shooter’s floor?


Global News -
1,000 leads later, Las Vegas police are still stumped by gunman Stephen Paddock

Las Vegas officials say gunman opened fire on a security guard before turning on crowd. The FBI and Las Vegas police have sorted through more than a thousand leads and examined Stephen Paddock’s politics, finances, any possible terrorist radicalization and his social behavior.

WATCH: Stephen Paddock’s hotel neighbour details confusion, gunfire during Las Vegas shooting. The gunman had shot at aviation fuel tanks, stocked his car with explosives and had personal protection gear as part of an escape plan, authorities said Monday.


The Guardian -
Las Vegas gunman shot security guard six minutes before mass killing began

The Las Vegas gunman opened fire on a security guard six minutes before he rained down bullets on a crowd and killed 58 people, officials said on Monday in a change to the timeline of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Stephen Paddock, 64, shot and wounded a security guard who came to his floor at the Mandalay Bay hotel to investigate an open door near Paddock’s suite, Clark county sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference, providing new details on what occurred immediately before the mass shooting on 1 October.


Washington Post -
Las Vegas gunman shot security guard minutes before massacre, police say

Authorities investigating the Las Vegas massacre on Monday expressed irritation that after eight days, they have still not determined why a gunman opened fire on concertgoers, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Lombardo said that six minutes before the gunman opened fire at concertgoers far below his 32nd floor suite in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, he first shot a hotel security guard and injured him.


NBC News -
Las Vegas gunman shot security guard before shooting into crowd

The gunman who killed 58 people at a Las Vegas concert shot a hotel security guard minutes before opening fire onto the crowd, authorities said Monday, shifting officials’ timeline of the slayings.

The guard was shot six minutes prior to gunman Stephen Paddock opening fire onto a crowd of thousands at a country-western concert last Sunday, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Monday afternoon.


LA Times -
New revelations: Las Vegas gunman shot security guard before opening fire on concertgoers, police say

The gunman who attacked a country music concert in Las Vegas shot a security guard in the hotel before beginning his assault on the concertgoers, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Monday, a significant change to the timeline of the massacre that officials had previously given to the public.

Officials had previously said that gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nev., shot Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos after Paddock had started shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival from his 32nd-floor hotel suite on Oct. 1.


Fox News -
Officer: Note Found in Las Vegas Gunman's Room Contained Shooting Calculations

Dana Loesch on SNL's Anti-Gun Lecture: 'They Lack Courage of Their Own Convictions'. A note found in the hotel room of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock contained detailed calculations for firing down on a country music festival.

The officers who first reached the room said they saw power tools, an "armory" of weapons, monitors, electrical equipment and a camera hooked up to a room service cart outside the room.


New York Times -
After Las Vegas Shooting, a Tight-Lipped Sheriff Faces a Maddening Case

In nearly 30 years with the Las Vegas police, Joseph Lombardo has helped defuse an armed standoff between federal agents and local ranchers, struggled to contain a spike in homicides and defended his officers against accusations of using excessive force against a professional football player.

Sheriff Lombardo, who worked his way up the ranks of the Las Vegas police before running for sheriff, took over a department that had been scrutinized in 2012 by the Justice Department for frequent police shootings, but was held up as a model for what it did in response, putting changes into place that federal officials had recommended.



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