Approaching week number three, the investigation into the mass shooting in Las Vegas is producing more questions than answers. New details seem to indicate that not only is the initial timeline of events incorrect, but the shooting may have been preventable. A worker at Mandalay Bay, says he reported a gunman was shooting in the hotel.
Before the shooter opened-fired on a crowd of 22,000 concert-goers.
Significantly, worker Stephen Schuck says he was checking on a fire-door alarm that was sounding on the 32nd floor. That’s when Schuck says he heard gunshots in the hallway. When he went to see what was happening, the security guard who was shot by Stephen Paddock warned him to take cover.
“As soon as I started to go to a door to my left the rounds started coming down the hallway,” Schuck says. “I could feel them pass right behind my head.” Calling the shots “relentless” Schuck says he then radioed for help. “It was kind of relentless so I called over the radio what was going on,” he says.
In addition, MGM International is also disputing the timeline provided by the Las Vegas Police Department. “We cannot be certain about the most recent timeline,” says Debra DeShong, a spokeswoman for MGM. “We believe what is currently being expressed may not be accurate. This remains an ongoing investigation with a lot of moving parts.”
Specifically, authorities initially posited that the security guard was wounded when Paddock fired through the door. However, that account is dramatically different from the one LVPD is giving now. On Monday, police explained the unarmed guard was shot by Paddock a full six minutes before he began firing on the Route 91 Harvest Music festival.
If this is, in fact true, that means somebody ignored not one but two requests for help.
Incidentally, you can hear the gunshots ringing out in the background as Schuck tells dispatchers to get help. “Call the police, someone’s firing a gun up here. Someone’s firing a rifle on the 32nd floor down the hallway,” Schuck tells them. Sadly, help never comes and now 58 people are dead and more than 400 are recovering.