Warning, graphic video: Officers respond to Vegas shoot
Raw video: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department releases harrowing footage of the officer responding to the deadliest mass shooting in modern AMERICAN history.
Newly-released bodycam video of Las Vegas shooting show scenes of chaos as the carnage begins to unfold, with the police running for cover amid the screams of terrified concertgoers.
“Where is that coming from?” an officer asks in one of the 28 clips released Wednesday by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. They also show the first reactions of the help organize escape routes and bringing injured people to safety during the October 2017 attack.
“I have the affected. I’m down, I got shot!” a man is heard yelling in a different clip, about the sounds of Stephen Paddock spraying bullets from his Mandalay Bay hotel suite.
The clips, which total about 10 hours of footage, were part of the sixth batch of records released by the department following a legal ruling in a lawsuit brought forward by numerous media organizations. The department on Wednesday also released 511 additional audio clips of 911 calls — a similar number to those made public last week, according to The Associated Press.
Other clips show a tourniquet is applied to a wounded and confused by the police and the public what had happened if the attack is set up.
“As long as you can not see from the Mandalay Bay you have been good-he is in the Mandalay Bay,” an officer tells a couple to flee the scene of the shooting.
“There is but one man?” the man asks.
“I don’t know. We don’t know,” the officer responds. The same officer then release a stressful sigh after later being told by a woman that an injured victim is in the neighborhood.
Another video takes approximately 30 minutes and are not identified with a time stamp, according to the Associated Press, shows the officers in a hallway outside the Mandalay Bay hotel suite where authorities say gunman Paddock killed himself before police reached him. The back of an officer’s hand was sweating as he uncaps a bottle of water.
In one of the 911 calls that were released, an unknown man whispers an emergency coordinator that he’s hiding in a janitor’s closet at the Planet Hollywood resort, just a few blocks away from the shooting.
“We want to know if it is safe,” he says in the call, time-stamped two hours and 30 minutes after the gunfire began.
Paddock ended the killing of 58 people in the October 1 attack, and his motive is still unknown.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, said that he expected that a final research report will be released next month, while the FBI plans to have a report of the commemoration of the shooting.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.