Hotel tries to clarify "misinformation" over Las Vegas shooting timeline

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By: CBS News
October 13, 2017

LAS VEGAS -- The latest police timeline of the Las Vegas massacre is being questioned again -- this time by the owners of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

For the first time, MGM Resorts International is providing specific details about how the shooting went down.

Police said that six minutes passed between the time Stephen Paddock shot at the security guard and when he fired into the concert.

But MGM's statement says it "wanted to correct some of the misinformation being reported" and "we know that shots were being fired at the festival lot at the same time as, or within 40 seconds after the time Jesus Campos [Mandalay's security guard] first reported that shots were fired over the radio."

Thursday afternoon, a law enforcement source told the Associated Press the Mandalay Bay waited up to six minutes before calling police after the first shots were fired.

We still don't know when hotel staff called police but officials are expected to hold a formal press conference Friday to provide more details about the timeline.


By: Associated Press
October 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A U.S. official says the Mandalay Bay hotel casino didn't notify police that gunshots had been fired inside the tower until after a gunman opened fire on the crowd outside at a country music festival.

The official, who was briefed by law enforcement, wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday.

The disclosure means there was a delay of some six minutes in summoning police to the scene as the gunman began firing in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Two hotel employees had called for help and reported gunman Stephen Paddock sprayed a hallway with bullets and struck an unarmed security guard in the leg.

Police said Monday that was six minutes before Paddock opened fire on the crowd, killing 58 people and injuring nearly 500 others.