LAS VEGAS – Aerial images taken after the deadliest mass shooting in modern AMERICAN history, and released Wednesday, shows the broken windows of a Las Vegas Strip hotel room where the gunman fired into a concert crowd below.
The videos have been released by the police under the command of the judge the usually busy Strip blocked; runways and planes at the nearby airport; and officers pointing their weapons, and the fixation of two people about a mile away from the shooting site.
Video from cameras worn by the officers and the heavily edited audio files, some with fragments lasting only three seconds, also were released. A body-camera video shows several people being loaded in ambulances and an officer to help triage victims, similar to other images previously made public.
The video and audio are the 10th set of documents released in a public records lawsuit by media organizations, including The Associated Press. The police and the FBI have refused to comment on the information that is collected during the investigation into the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people injured and hundreds of others.
“Wife advised subject that was recorded during the concert in her hometown now. They recommended she goes to a number of medical and to the hospital and disconnected,” a dispatcher is heard saying in an audio file.
Previously released work, including other video of officer-worn body cameras, surveillance footage and 911 calls, have shown that the chaos, pain, and acts of heroism that followed the shooting. Videos have shown that people seek cover as gunfire heard; and others that of injured victims.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, elected head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said authorities believe the shooter Stephen Paddock acted alone and that the attack had no link with international terrorism. He has said that he expects that the release of a report of the ongoing investigation by the end of the month.
Lombardo has said investigators may never know why Paddock, a 64-year-old high-stakes video poker player, carefully stored rifles and then opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 country music fans.