The Latest: Hotel questions new timeline of Vegas shooting
from AP, via MSN.com:
A spokeswoman for the Las Vegas hotel where a gunman committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history is questioning the latest timeline of events provided by police.
MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Debra DeShong said Tuesday the company believes “what is currently being expressed may not be accurate.”
She didn’t elaborate, but the statement comes a day after Last Vegas police revised their chronology of events for the night of Oct. 1, when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and killed 58 people.
Police initially said Paddock stopped firing on the crowd to shoot through his door and wound a Mandalay Bay security guard who was outside. On Monday, they said the guard actually was wounded six minutes before Paddock started the massacre.
The leader of MGM Resorts International says the company is heartbroken after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers gathered in one of its venues in Las Vegas.
CEO Jim Murren on Tuesday made his first public appearance since 22,000 people fled the concert venue Oct. 1 while bullets flew from the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino across Las Vegas Boulevard.
Murren says the company is unwavering in its commitment to Las Vegas and has been working around the clock to do what is right and to help those in need.
Murren says he has witnessed “thousands upon thousands of humane acts” following the shooting. His remarks during a convention panel in Las Vegas did not address any details of the investigation.
The shooting left dozens dead and hundreds injured.
FBI agents returned to a house in Reno owned by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock after local police determined someone had broken into the home over the weekend.
Reno police officer Tim Broadway confirmed Tuesday that police were called to the house early Sunday by a neighbor who noticed a light on inside the home in an upscale community on the edge of the Sierra foothills along U.S. Interstate 80.
Broadway says the officers discovered “someone had broken into the house” and immediately contacted the FBI. He says it’s not clear how the person or persons gained entry or whether anything was taken.
Broadway says they don’t have any suspects or descriptions of possible suspects. He told The Associated Press, “Nobody really saw anything, just a light was on with nobody in the residence.”
He says local police are working in conjunction with the FBI to make sure no one else enters the home.
The daughter of a woman injured during the Las Vegas shooting says she’s confused about why police have changed the timeline involving the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Nicole Rapp said Tuesday she’s “having a hard time wrapping my head around” the change announced by police a day earlier. Her mother was trampled by a stampede of concertgoers as bullets rained from the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel and casino.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Monday Stephen Paddock shot and wounded a Mandalay Bay security guard outside his door and sprayed 200 bullets down the hall six minutes before shooting at the concert-goers.
Police previously said Paddock shot the guard after unleashing the barrage of gunfire on the crowd.
Rapp says it is traumatic for the victims and their families not to be sure of what happened.