Police Change Timeline Of How Las Vegas Massacre Began

Michele Moreno
October 11, 2017

Las Vegas police now say that a security guard found gunman Stephen Paddock drilling a hole into the wall before he began firing into the crowd, a change in the original timeline of the massacre.

"We have uncovered no evidence to show there was a second shooter", Lombardo told reporters.

Mr Campos is reported to have been shot at 9:59 pm PT (5:59 GMT) with the shooting on concertgoers commencing six minutes later at 10:05pm PT (6:05 GMT).

Paddock was said to have been previously seen on several occasions in Las Vegas, without anyone accompanying him and he gambled the night before the shooting, said Lombardo.

The revision to the timeline raises new questions about the timing of the police response - and about why Paddock stopped shooting around 10:15 p.m., if it was not Campos' intervention that caused him to do so.

At a press conference on Monday, Lombardo provided an update into the investigation in which Paddock's motive remains unknown.

Charles "Sid" Heal, a retired Los Angeles County sheriff's commander and tactical expert, said the new timeline "changes the whole perspective of the shooting".

Far from the Las Vegas Strip and its flashy hotels, a small healing park opened Friday in the north of Las Vegas, as communities shaken by Sunday's horrific mass shooting join together to grieve. "As I've said from day one, we want to figure out the why to this and we'd like to know the motive".

Lombardo said Paddock fired at fuel tanks near the Mandalay Bay Hotel, and he had personal protection equipment in his room.

Paddock killed 58 and injured hundreds more.

"That's been a matter of discussion, whether what I said was accurate or not".

Paddock was found to have visited Las Vegas about 200 times but did not interact much with other people while in town, according to Sheriff Lombardo.

"This individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event", Sheriff Lombardo said.

The move made her "grateful, but anxious", thinking that Paddock was breaking up with her, she said in her statement. A yellow note served as proof of Paddock's intricate planning.

NPR's Sarah McCammon reports that a lawyer for one of the victims of the shooting has filed court papers to freeze the assets of the shooter, Stephen Paddock.

The sheriff said, "We believe he made a decision to take the lives he did and he had a very purposeful plan he carried out".

Those who were in two areas of the concert grounds were being allowed to retrieve their things in groups, with authorities expanding the offer today to include people who were seated west of the stage.

Campos was not only injured, Lombardo said, "but also extremely shaken up by what happened to him".

"It's hard to get back to regular life, so we wanted to make sure that that was available for you when you came in", Steinbeck said.

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