Vegas Massacre Story Changes: Gunman Shot Security Guard Before Opening Fire On Crowd

In a dramatic shift to the original Las Vegas shooting narrative, over a week after Stephen Paddock rained down bullets on a crowd and killed 58 people, late on Monday Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo drastically changed the timeline of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and now the gunman allegedly opened fire on a security guard six minutes before he unleashed the massacre. Officials had previously claimed that Paddock, 64, shot Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos only after Paddock had started shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country-music festival from his 32nd-floor hotel suite on Oct. 1.

The revision to the story also undermines the story surrounding the end of the shooting: officials had previously credited Campos, who was shot in the leg, with stopping the 10-minute assault by turning the gunman's attention to the hotel hallway, where Campos was checking an alert for an open door in another guest's room. However, with the revelation that Campos was shot before his mass shooting, officials now admit they don’t know why he stopped his attack.

As part of the new "story", officials said that police officers who rushed to the hotel room when the shooting began didn't know a hotel security guard had been shot "until they met him in the hallway after exiting the elevator," Lombardo said.

The security guard, Jesus Campos, was struck in the leg as the gunman, from behind his door, shot into the hallway on the 32nd floor. Paddock apparently detected Campos via surveillance cameras he set up outside his hotel suite, police have said.

Paddock shot the guard at 9:59 p.m. local time, Lombardo said, shortly before raining down bullets on the Route 91 Harvest festival in an attack that began at 10:05 p.m. and lasted 10 minutes. Police officers found Campos when they arrived on the floor.

And since it is not Campos who summoned the police, it is once again unclear what event catalyze the end of the mass shooting.

Lombardo also disclosed that Paddock was seen on numerous occasions in Las Vegas without any person accompanying him and he gambled the night before the shooting. “This individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event, and it is difficult for us to find the answers,” said Lombardo, who said he was frustrated with the speed of the investigation.

“In coordination with the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit, a comprehensive picture is being drawn as to the suspect’s mental state and currently we do not believe there is one particular event in the suspect’s life for us to key on,” Lombardo said.

Meanwhile, Sheriff Lombardo refuted something he himself insinuated last week, when he said that there is no indication anyone other than Paddock fired on the crowd: "We have uncovered no evidence to show there was a second shooter."

Now, as part of the new narrative, Lombardo said it was unclear why Paddock stopped firing at the crowd, suggesting he may have initially planned to escape. As we reported last week, Paddock also shot at jet fuel tanks at McCarran International Airport and had protective gear in the hotel suite and explosives in his parked car.


espirit bamawatson Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:58 Permalink

Let me explain how this works.Jesus responded to an open door alarm on the same floor because of an air pressure monitor indicated ambient pressure differential from conditioned air. He fucked up and went to the adjoining room first, and this was after the 32 nd floor panels were smashed open.The narrative was that he found an open door next to Paddocks suite. Keep track of the changes.

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Shitonya Serfs beemasters Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:52 Permalink

Original "story" of HeySoos here:…

Best line:
"Police said Paddock managed to fire off over 200 rounds as the security guard approached the suspect's room alone. But the guard managed to direct police to the exact location of Paddock's suite and even provided a hotel key to officers looking to clear rooms on the 32nd floor before they insisted he get medical attention. "

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Mr. Universe espirit Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:11 Permalink

From Natural news...

The death toll at the Las Vegas Mandalay massacre was 59 (so far). Though a horrifying tragedy, opioid drugs alone are killing 560 times more people each year than died in the Vegas tragedy.This means that opioid drugs alone are causing the near-equivalent of two Las Vegas massacres PER DAY in terms of the number killed.That’s obscene. It’s criminal. But there are currently no calls at all to ban this highly dangerous, highly lethal class of drugs. Could it be because Big Pharma is such a big contributor to political campaigns?

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DPLETTENBERG Mr. Universe Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:16 Permalink

As has been proved many times in history, banning a addictive substance does very little to reduce it's usage. It only increases its price and creates a black market which criminals quickly take advantage of.There are programs available which provide medications, which allow a person to function normally who are addicted. This is the only viable solution I know of. My son has been addicted for over half of his 40 years and this program has been the only thing which has worked for him.

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Ikiru JSBach1 Mon, 10/09/2017 - 23:22 Permalink

Come on JS, witness/victim videos, audio recordings of police, and live witness interviews don't count as evidence. It only counts if the authorities tell us to believe it. The amazing thing is that if the authorities came out tomorrow and told the public that there were actually 10 shooters involved without providing any evidence, 95% of the population would immediately believe it.

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