LAS VEGAS – More police body camera footage made public on Wednesday shows officers directing concertgoers to the safety, security and the search for what they thought there were multiple shooters inside and outside a Las Vegas Strip hotel, where a gunman firing from the upper floor windows 58 people were killed and hundreds were injured on Oct. 1.
Eight video recordings of a total of almost eight hours, the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s modern history has been released by Las Vegas police on the basis of a judicial order in a public records lawsuit by the media, including The Associated Press.
Shows a team of police from the roof of the Mandalay Bay resort and work their way down.
Another shows officers directing people to evacuate from under the main phase of the Route 91 Harvest Festival took place. Two men rush past, carrying a wounded woman.
Another showed teams with assault rifles usher people out of concrete flood-control channels.
As with the previous records released in batches since May 2, the videos show the excitement, tenderness, chaos, and heartache after the shooting outside the Mandalay Bay resort. They do not shed new light on a motive.
The police and the FBI have said they believe former accountant and high-stakes player Stephen Paddock, acting alone, to amass an arsenal of weapons in his Mandalay Bay suite for the opening of the fire in the concert crowd below.
Officials have said that the attack had no link to international terrorism, but the hotel owner MGM Resorts International last week invoked a provision of a federal law after Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The company wants the federal courts to qualify the shooting as an act of terrorism and to declare the company has no liability for any survivors or family of victims killed.
Body camera recordings, previously showed officers using explosives to blast through the door to find a Paddock to death on the floor of a self-inflicted shot. Assault-style weapons equipped with a rapid-fire “bump ” stock” devices were strewn about in the bathroom.
Other police records are recorded testimonies, audio recordings and excerpts of the 911 calls and police radio traffic, and the hotel, helicopter and street scene, surveillance video of Las Vegas Strip.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, elected head of the police, has said that he expects that the update of January, a preliminary report with a final report by August.
Sgt. Jeff Clark, a department spokesman, said Wednesday in the report is not yet complete.