Las Vegas Gunman Shot Security Guard Before Main Attack

Stephen Paddock

A few minutes later Paddock began a 10-minute killing spree that killed 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, Lombardo said.

On Monday, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo announced a change to the sequence of events that occurred on October 1, saying a security guard who encountered Paddock was actually shot at 9:59 p.m. local time, minutes before the 64-year-old unleashed a hail of gunfire on unsuspecting concertgoers.

Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds of others as he opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on country music fans at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Lombardo also confirmed that investigators are talking with Paddock's brother, Eric Paddock, who travelled to Las Vegas; and continue to speak with the shooter's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, to get insight.

At 10:05 p.m., the Las Vegas Strip's bright lights dimmed for about 10 minutes to mark the passing of exactly a week since a gunman opened fire, killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 at a country music festival. Authorities previously said Campos' presence may have distracted Paddock; however, it's now known Campos entered the scene prior to the shooting, not after it already started.

The sheriff said the wounded 25-year-old security guard, who was hit in the leg, "immediately upon being injured notified security of the situation". He reminded surprised journalists he had cautioned them that, in their "zest for" quick facts, some facts could change as the investigation progressed.

Police first knew about Campos when they arrived on the 32 floor at 10:17 p.m. and met him in the corridor.

After making more progress in the investigation, police in Las Vegas have now changed the time of events around the October 1 shooting. Investigators believe Paddock saw Campos on his security camera system.

The sound echoed in his window, he said.

"I sleep during the day", he said.

The open door was not in Paddock's hotel room, he said.

It has now been reported that Paddock had attended a court deposition in 2013, where he had said that he was "the biggest video poker player in the world", according to CNN. Seven minutes later, officers breached a second door in the room.

Police still have not determined Paddock's motive in the attack.

Federal investigators returned to search the home of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock on Sunday to recheck items. "That is our most important goal to prevent any further action associated with other individuals contemplating this or what exactly in the suspect's mind would enable him to pull off such a complicated event", Lombardo said during Monday's press conference.

"We have uncovered over 200 instances of the suspects' traveling throughout Las Vegas and he has never been seen with anyone else", Lombardo said. While Paddock claimed during his testimony that he had no history of mental illness, criminal convictions or history of addiction, he was reportedly prescribed Valium "for anxiousness".

Related News:

  • VX found on both accused's clothes

    VX found on both accused's clothes

    The trial is being closely watched by the Indonesian and Vietnamese governments, which hired the defence lawyers for both women. He said VX is oily and hard to detect because it is colorless and odourless, and can be easily transported in a water bottle.
    Gareth Bale ruled out of Wales' World Cup qualifiers with calf injury

    Gareth Bale ruled out of Wales' World Cup qualifiers with calf injury

    Those chances have been bolstered considerably with news that Gareth Bale will miss his country's last two games. The 17-year-old came off the bench to score the victor against Austria last month.
    Seahawks RB Chris Carson leaves Sunday Night Football in an air cast

    Seahawks RB Chris Carson leaves Sunday Night Football in an air cast

    It's a convincing, inspiring win, but we'll have to wait for word on Carson's condition to see if it's a costly one. A few more costly turnovers cost the Colts and Seattle took advantage of the opportunity.
  • Joe Girardi:

    Joe Girardi: "I screwed up" by not challenging HBP call

    All-Star left fielder Michael Brantley replaced him at DH on Friday and is expected to fill the role in Encarnacion's absence. "I screwed up", the skipper told the media as the Yankees returned home in a 2-0 ALDS hole to the Indians .
    White House welcomes efforts to study gun 'bump stock' devices

    White House welcomes efforts to study gun 'bump stock' devices

    Republicans and Democrats alike are expressing support for some gun control , at least when it comes to bump stocks. Officials say that's what the Las Vegas shooter used to fire hundreds of rounds into a crowd of 22,000 people.
    GM to go all-electric by 2023

    GM to go all-electric by 2023

    GM declined to provide specific details about the next-generation propulsion system or which vehicles will become electrified. Reuss said GM is pursuing a two-prong strategy in developing both battery and fuel cell powered electric vehicles .
  • Amazon Steps Into Delivery with Seller Flex, Acquires 3-D Model Business

    Amazon Steps Into Delivery with Seller Flex, Acquires 3-D Model Business

    Word of Amazon making a move into home delivery of third-party goods sent UPS shares down 1.3 percent in early Thursday trading. Sellers who are approved must purchase shipping for all Prime items through Amazon's Buy Shipping Services.

    Calls For Gun Control Measures In Wake Of Vegas Massacre Go Unanswered

    The SHARE Act, introduced by Duncan, would relax some restrictions on the purchase of suppressors , making them easier to buy. California, Florida, and IL and the District of Columbia generally prohibit people from openly carrying firearms in public.
    Marilyn Manson Cancels Nine Shows Following Stage Collapse

    Marilyn Manson Cancels Nine Shows Following Stage Collapse

    On Sunday (October 1), we learned that he would be cancelling nine dates on his current Heaven Upside Down Tour . Eventually the house lights came up and an announcer said that " due to injury ", the show was over.
  • Google to Provide Puerto Rico With Cell Service Using Balloons

    Google to Provide Puerto Rico With Cell Service Using Balloons

    Puerto Rico was already dealing with a massive financial crisis before the hurricane hit it. Musk is in talks with Ricadro Rossello, the island's governor, about what could be done.
    Should explain injustice to Gujarat during its rule: Shah

    Should explain injustice to Gujarat during its rule: Shah

    The assembly elections in Gujarat will be conducted in December, so there's just around 2 months left to complete the campaigning. The Gaurav Yatra is meant to highlight the achievements of the BJP government in the State.
    Canadian woman could go blind after getting her eyeball tattooed

    Canadian woman could go blind after getting her eyeball tattooed

    The tattoo was a "massive mistake" and she is facing a long recovery from the procedure. Catt initially went to hospital complaining of a purple discharge coming from her eye.


Most liked

Wildfires tear through California wine country; 20000 evacuated
The Sonoma County Fairgrounds is open for people with large animals; access the fairgrounds via Gate 7 on Aston Avenue. Smoke from the conflagrations could be sensed as far as San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.

Jacksonville Jaguars upset Pittsburgh Steelers 31-9
Big Ben and Brown know they need each other, as they will go down as the best pass-and-catch combination in Steelers history. Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee are decent possession receivers, but aren't true deep threats.

Early Vettel retirement paves way for easy Hamilton victory at Japan GP
Verstappen closed right up on Hamilton in the final laps at Suzuka and asked Red Bull if he had the go-ahead to give it his all. By the fourth lap Vettel had slipped to sixth, forcing the Ferrari pit wall to cede to the inevitable and retire the auto .

Goffin boosts ATP Finals hopes with Tokyo triumph
Goffin , who lost in last year's final, has been on a winning run in Asia. "It's a special feeling at a tournament I like". Gasquet had three set points on serve at 40-0 in the ninth game, but the Belgian won that and the next six games.

Demetrious Johnson Says Larger Paychecks Will Motivate Him to Move up
Opponent Kevin Lee keeps his mind sharp with a fight night simulation with his coach. Dunham isn't the only one spending fight week thinking about the tragedy.

Facebook Comes Clean About Russian Ads
Since its disclosure, Facebook has faced questions and calls for increased US regulation from USA authorities. According to Schrage, the company is still looking for "abuse and bad actors" on its platform.

White House Accused of 'Softness' as Tax Plan Hits Early Bumps
GOP lawmakers said the study was flawed because it presumed details that they haven't yet chose to include in legislation. Of course, there are many taxpayers who don't itemize and may be just as eager to vote another tax on the rich as not.

Google, Facebook, & YouTube Promote Hoaxes On Las Vegas Mass Shooter
Facebook is expected to share with Congress more than 3,000 examples of ads Russia-linked accounts bought on the platform from 2015 to 2017.

Irritated John Redwood: Boris Johnson's Media Insubordination Is "Extremely Helpful"
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling also sought to play down any suggestion the Cabinet was not fully behind the Prime Minister. In an interview with the Times she said the complexity of the Brexit talks 'is not something you can just skip over'.

Rex Tillerson: The US 'Does Not Recognize' Kurdish Independence Referendum Results
Mr Abadi vowed to "impose Iraq's rule" and reaffirmed his threat to stop direct global flights to and from the Kurdistan Region. Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted in favour of independence in a vote earlier this week.

Conte: I think Guardiola is the best
We're only six matches into the Premier League campaign and the title race is looking extremely exciting. Manchester City is in the First place with sixteen points by winning five matches and draw one matches.

Panthers' Ed Dickson projected for another quiet start in Week 4
Stick with the rookie: The one Carolina player who can make things hard for defenses is rookie running back Christian McCaffrey . Brady has no doubt been spectacular as usual, but he could be in for a challenge against the No. 1-ranked defense in the NFL .

Tiger admits he may be done with competitive golf
As I've told you guys, I'm hitting 60-yard shots". "The bouncing just hurt too much". "That's all gone now, which is fantastic". Asked if there was chance he may never compete again, he said: "Yeah, definitely.

Catalan FM calls on European Union to stop Spain's crackdown
Catalonia accounts for almost a fifth of Spain's economy, and leads all regions in producing 25% of the country's exports. Jordi Marti drives a taxi in Barcelona plastered with stickers supporting the vote.

Germany dropped Ozil ahead of World Cup qualifiers
Low said , "With Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira , I assume that they will be better rested during the global break". However, they could have a big say on Northern Ireland's hopes of joining them.