The police video of Las Vegas shooting show chaos, confusion

LAS VEGAS – Police body camera videos released Wednesday show the chaos and confusion of Las Vegas police officers and first responders will be faced with a massive shooting on the famous Las Vegas Strip as waves of wounded and on the run concert-goers sought help.

A 30-minute video shows an officer in the room with hundreds of people on the flight and salvo’s shot can be heard overhead. A dozen people are piled up against each other and take shelter behind a large sign. The officer joins them, hiding behind the sign, until there is a pause in the recording, and he and another officer yell for the group to start running.

“I have a girl that is a shot in the neck,” someone said as the popping starts again.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released 23 videos, and 130 audio files, including 911 calls, on Wednesday without comment. The FBI in Las Vegas also declined to comment.

It is the section of the seventh party of the public records selected for a release with respect to the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting that left 58 people killed. They are released under a court order in a lawsuit of several media organizations, including The Associated Press.

At one point during the 30-minute video in the room, the officer and the others run to take cover in a large tent in the past, people still squatting or lying on the ground. The officer of someone else to yell for people to get to and back to safety. It was louder and seems to be right overhead as the people inside scream and hit the floor.

A woman appears to have been shot and the officer helps carry her to the outside.

Video of another officer who was near the site of the country music festival shows pick-up trucks come by with the wounded and the others piled in the bed in the back. The officer directs trucks to trauma centers and then more injured people to the hospital in the back of his own police cruiser.

A video shows an officer pulling up and getting her SUV near an ambulance as a group of people in his neighborhood talking on mobile phones and look around, that there as in a daze.

“Ma’ am? Where are we going?” a woman asks the officer.

“Just go keep. Just keep going,” she replies as the woman starts to walk away.

A pick-up truck driving by, filled within, and in the back with people.

“We have bullet wounds here,” someone says as the officer and a man in the neighborhood to help lift a woman out of the back of the truck.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has said that the investigation has not yet identified a motive for the shooting that also injured more than 800. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, killed before the police reached him in a high-rise casino-hotel room.

The authorities say that Paddock acted alone and that there is no connection found to the international terrorism.

The police lawyers are appealing to the state Supreme Court a Las Vegas court in order for documents to be made public.

The state of the high court in April rejected a bid by the police to delay the release of records, including officer body camera videos, 911 recordings, evidence of logbooks and written interview reports.


Associated Press writer Ken Ritter contributed to this report.

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