from David Dees:
from David Dees:
from Daily Mail:
The Mandalay Bay security guard who was shot before gunman Stephen Paddock opened fired on concertgoers across the street from the hotel disappeared Thursday night, just moments before he was set to speak to the press for the first time since the savage attack.
As of Friday morning, the whereabouts of Jesus Campos were unknown. DailyMail.com reached out for comment to David Hickey, president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America that represent the guard, and were awaiting a response.
According to the latest timeline provided by police detailing the events of October 1, Paddock sprayed 200 rounds into the hallway on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, wounding Campos in the leg, six minutes before he unleashed his barrage of bullets on the crowd attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Campos, who was unarmed, survived the shooting and was scheduled to sit down for five TV interviews Thursday night, including one on Fox News, but suddenly vanished.
ABC News reporter Stephanie Wash tweeted Thursday, quoting the president of Campos’ labor union: ‘We were in a room & we came out & he was gone.’
She followed up by writing that Campos’ whereabouts were unknown.
The security guard was supposed to be interviewed by Fox News’ Sean Hannity, but the host tweeted on Thursday: ‘He cancelled.’
Campos’ disappearance came just hours after MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay, disputed the official timeline of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, rejecting any suggestion that hotel staff delayed calling 911 for six minutes after Paddock opened fire.
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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.
from Zero Hedge:
In one of the most shocking developments to emerge in the week-and-a-half since Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others during the worst mass shooting in US history, NBC is reporting that a maintenance worker said Wednesday he told hotel dispatchers to call police and report a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside Mandalay Bay before Paddock began firing on the Harvest country music festival below.
Worker Stephen Schuck told NBC News that he was checking out a report of a jammed fire door on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay when he heard Paddock shoot security guard Jesus Campos in the leg. After the shooting, Campos peeked out from an alcove and told Schuck to take cover.
“As soon as I started to go to a door to my left the rounds started coming down the hallway,” Schuck said. “I could feel them pass right behind my head. “It was kind of relentless so I called over the radio what was going on,” he said.
“As soon as the shooting stopped we made our way down the hallway and took cover again and then the shooting started again.”
Paddock fired more than 200 bullets into the hall and nearby rooms at the beginning of his deadly rampage on Oct. 1.
Somehow, Schuck avoided the bullets.
“I am incredibly blessed that somehow I came out of there alive,” Schuck added.
Before Las Vegas Police unveiled the latest “narrative change” during a Monday press conference, it was believed that Campos had been shot after the rampage, not before. The changeup has raised questions about why Paddock chose to end his rampage and take his own life with a gunshot blast to the head when evidence in his room and truck suggested he intended to escape.
According to the official timeline, Campos was injured at about 9:59 p.m. Six minutes later, at 10:05 p.m., Paddock fired the first shots on concertgoers.
A police SWAT team got to the 32nd floor at 10:17 p.m., and a minute later learned that the security guard was hit and where the shots were fired from.
Mandalay Bay owner MGM Resorts said in a statement that it cannot comment about the ongoing investigation, but raised questions about the timeline since “many facts are still unverified.”
The report has raised questions about whether there was a lapse in communication among first responders that delayed their arrival on the scene.
The police’s latest timeline means it took 19 minutes for Las Vegas police to learn where the fire was coming from, information that Schuck had already relayed to hotel dispatchers.
In an audio recording of Schuck’s dispatch call released by NBC earlier today, Paddock’s first shots into the hallway are clearly audible.
Well, well, well… the entire previous weeks claims about the timeline and structure of Stephen Paddock and how he carried out the Mandalay Bay Massacre just changed a full 180 degrees today when Sheriff Joseph Lombardo dropped a statement that Paddock did not begin shooting until his advanced preparation was interrupted by Mandalay Bay security officer Jesus “Jose’” Campos.
According to the latest stunning revelation by Sheriff Lombardo, security guard Campos was responding to a door alarm notification, presumably from a fire exit door being opened by suspect Paddock on the 32nd floor. Upon reaching the floor, Campos noticed the hotel room suite door was ajar, and heard the sound of drilling (he didn’t knock)
Paddock was drilling a hole in a door (“adjacent room”) when Campos walked in at 9:59pm. That’s when Paddock opened fire on Campos wounding him in the leg. Immediately thereafter is when Stephen Paddock broke out the windows and opened fire on the crowd below.
This latest revelation is explosive because it shows Paddock was interrupted in the act of preparing for the attack, and not during the commission of the attack itself.
This explains a great deal about the event and why so many advanced preparations appeared not to have been utilized. Unused ammunition, body armor, weapons etc.
This latest crucial bit of information is also explosive in that it may indicate there were other participants that might have been present, later, if the attack plan had proceeded without being interrupted by the security guard (the need for 23 firearms etc.).
Within these latest developments it is entirely possible that Paddock would have had a great deal more effectiveness in the overall attack if he had finished the preparation prior to carrying out the shooting.
The hurried need to carry out some level of the attack despite the interruption might also explain why Paddock just smashed out the windows to begin firing etc. He may indeed have had a much more substantive plan, but was forced to drop that approach by the unexpected interruption prior to the shooting.
This new information essentially changes everything. It is also most likely the reason why the LVMPD have stated they will not hold another presser until Friday.
The bigger problem for Las Vegas Police, FBI, DHS etc. is that this change is far more substantial than just the timeline. This “new narrative” stinks to high heaven.
Think about this. Not only are they saying the security guard encountered Paddock prior to the shooting of the crowd, which is fundamentally and factually different from their prior claims, but the essential points of how Campos engaged with arriving law enforcement is now entirely different.
Previously LVMPD stated: a 2nd guard met Campos at the elevator (seconds after reporting he’d been shot). Then, moments later, Campos and LVMPD stayed and cleared rooms taking their time because no shots were being fired at that time. Now they want to say Campos was shot and what?… He sat there by the elevator for 10 minutes before LVMPD arrived at the elevator while the shooting was ongoing?
This is not a timeline issue. No way can this current explanation square with all the previous details, which were stated as facts day-after-day well into their fourth and fifth day press conferences.
Lombardo and the FBI were telling a story that they now admit was demonstrably false. It’s not just getting the timeline wrong, it’s refuting all of the prior conversations these investigative officials claimed to have had with the responding officers. That’s not a mistake, that’s a fundamental admission they were telling us false information.
Sheriff Lombardo is not only completely changing the shooting timeline as it relates to the responding security guard, he is entirely contradicting the investigations assertions and statements of investigative fact for the events.