Jesus Campos, a security guard at the Mandalay Bay hotel who was shot by Stephen Paddock earlier this month, gave his first interview on NBC’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday.
Campos, appearing alongside engineer Stephen Schuck who was also at the Mandalay Bay, said, “As the door is closing and it’s so heavy, it almost slammed.”
He continued, “I am walking down this way and I believe that’s what caught the shooter’s attention. As I was walking down, I heard rapid fire. And at first, I took cover. I felt a burning sensation. I went to go lift my pant leg up and I saw blood. That’s when I called it in my radio that shots had been fired. I was going to say I was hit, but I wanted to clear the radio traffic so they could coordinate the call.”
Schuck described hearing shooting and thinking, “it was a jackhammer.”
“As an engineer, I am like, we are not working up here this late at night. We wouldn’t be doing that. I believe it was outside. It wasn’t in the hallway yet. That’s when jesus leaned out and said take cover, take cover. Yelled at me and within millisecond, if he hadn’t said that, I would’ve gotten hit.”