Las Vegas Police Release Bodycam Footage From Concert Massacre [VIDEO]

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Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter
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Las Vegas police on Tuesday released dramatic bodycam video recorded by officers responding to Sunday’s mass shooting at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

The footage shows officers hunkering down outside of Mandalay Bay as the gunman, Stephen Paddock, fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition down onto a crowd of more than 20,000 concert goers at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.

Paddock, 64, killed 58 people and injured more than 500 more during what police said was nine minutes of shooting from his suite on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay.

Authorities initially said that there were 59 victims, but a coroner at a press briefing on Tuesday night clarified that the 59th fatality was Paddock. The retired real estate investor killed himself before police arrived at his hotel suite, where he was holed up with 23 firearms.

Authorities also revealed on Tuesday that 12 guns out of Paddock’s arsenal were equipped with bump stocks, a modification that allowed the weapons to be fired like machine guns.

Investigators have still not revealed a motive for Paddock’s massacre. Reports have emerged over the past day that Paddock was a VIP gambler with a penchant for video poker. He made a series of $10,000 transactions over the past several weeks and also recently wired $100,000 to someone in the Philippines. Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, is Filipino.

Police also said Tuesday that Paddock placed cameras in the hallway outside of his suite, possibly so that he could see whether people were approaching his room.


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