New Timeline on Las Vegas Shooting Marks Shift

  • New Timeline on Las Vegas Shooting Marks Shift

New Timeline on Las Vegas Shooting Marks Shift

The Las Vegas gunman shot Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino security guard before shooting down into thousands of concert goers. He was shot in the leg at 9:59, about six minutes before Paddock opened fire on the concert.

At a Monday press conferece, Las Vegas police offered a major update to the timeline of the shooting that took place last Sunday.

"Mr. Campos was encountered by the suspect prior to his shooting to the outside world", Lombardo said at a Monday news conference.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo had previously said the guard was shot after gunman Stephen Paddock fired at the country music festival and that the guard's arrival in the hallway of the Mandalay Bay hotel may have caused Paddock to stop firing. Paddock, who had rigged a camera to see anyone approaching, shot the guard through the door. Authorities had previously said they believed Campos drew Paddock's attention away from firing out the window, and that Paddock didn't fire any further shots after wounding the guard.

So two issues here.

Danley - who is continuing to talk to investigators - said Paddock sent her on a trip to the Philippines shortly before the attack.

"It doesn't say much for hotel security", Heal said.

Police have a "pretty comprehensive timeline prior to the shooting", Lombardo said, but he declined to say whether the high-stakes video poker player had been gambling immediately prior to embarking on his killing spree. They then went to the floor above and encountered Campos.

If the police had known about the shooting of the guard they'd have had several additional minutes to get to the hotel plus they would have arrived on the correct floor immediately instead of five minutes after going to the 31st floor.

Investigators have found 200 incidents of Paddock moving through the city, and at no time was he with anyone else, Mr Lombardo said.