LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas police officer rush a wounded colleague to the safety, the teams of officials stalking a stairwell in the search of a shooter and more mobile phone requests for assistance are highlighted with the latest release on Wednesday in the public registers of the deadliest mass shooting in modern AMERICAN history.
The police released the latest series of officer body-camera video and edited recordings of 911 dispatch calls under the command of the court, in a lawsuit of media, including The Associated Press.
The records have provided gripping accounts of drama and danger, but no additional information about a motive for the attack.
“I’m up to 30 victims with gunfire. Where is medical?” an officer asks dispatchers by a makeshift triage scene near the Route 91 Harvest Festival, the place where the 58 people were killed and more than 800 wounded and injured Oct. 1.
Body camera video shows officers take cover behind the patrol vehicles on the Las Vegas Strip, in front of the Mandalay Bay hotel in the midst of a rapid gunfire from above.
An officer says he sees flashes of gunfire from an upper floor window.
Officer Brady Cook shouts, “I got shot! My arm. My right arm!”
Within the 43-storey hotel, an officer from hotel security guards on the 31st floor reports that he hears automatic gunfire on the floor above.
Other videos show officers climbing the stairs to the 32nd floor, where authorities say gunman Stephen Paddock fired hundreds of rounds out of the windows of the suite, and then killed himself before police reached him.
On the street, “We need to move you. We have to go to medical,” Cook’s partner says as they walk to the shelter of another patrol vehicle, and he applies a tourniquet to the arm.
The officers duck on a curb during a 10-second burst of rapid gunfire, then hustle to a police car for the ride to a hospital.
“Get down!!! Behind cover!” officers shout at each other as they drive. Cook survived.
In a video clip of a female officer stops a man driving a silver SUV in the direction of the concert hall.
“I will go back to a different victim,” he says.
“There ya go,” she tells him and waves him through.
Four hours later, a police supervisor tells a dispatcher who can answer them Strip resorts to ask if they can guests outside of Las Vegas Boulevard remains closed, but people can use the back inputs.
The police and the FBI have declined to comment on the releases now in the amount of eight batches since 2 May.In total almost 1200 audio files, 70 video files and hundreds of written documents and testimonies.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has said authorities believe Paddock acting alone and the attack had no link with international terrorism.
Lombardo has said investigators may never know why Paddock carefully stored guns for the deadly attack on a concert crowd of 22,000 people.