New details on Las Vegas gunman before the mass shooting

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The Mandalay Bay security guard being hailed as a hero in the Las Vegas shooting was shot before Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival, Las Vegas Metro Police Department sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Monday.

The latest details to emerge regarding the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting earlier this month indicate the first gunshot came minutes earlier than previously reported.

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said the gunman, Stephen Paddock, had wounded the security guard, Jesus Campos, around 9:59 p.m. on October 1.

Campos was sent to the 32nd floor of the hotel to investigate a door alarm going off near Paddock's suite.

Campos was on "random patrol" as a security officer at the hotel when he found the shooter, said Liliana Rodriguez, who identified herself as a coworker of Campos' at Mandalay Bay on a GoFundMe page she set up for him.

Paddock was filmed driving along a road that leads only to an area that was used by locals to practice shooting, investigators discovered.

On October 6, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff Kevin McMahill revealed that said note had some type of odd message on it, in the form of a numeric series, according to People Magazine. He reminded surprised journalists he had cautioned them that, in their "zest for" quick facts, some facts could change as the investigation progressed.

Danley, who was overseas in Asia at the time of the shooting has told investigators she had no idea Paddock was plotting a mass shooting.

Floyd Conrade, who was staying in the room one floor below Paddock on the night of shooting, didn't recall hearing the shot that injured Campos.

The deposition, which was obtained by CNN and published Monday, was part of a suit against the Cosmopolitan Hotel that followed a 2011 incident in which Paddock slipped on a walkway.

The sound echoed in his window, he said. "So how did we miss this, in the see-something-say-something era?"

Conrade said he encountered police officers in the hallway when he tried to leave his room after the gunfire erupted.

Police radio calls to the team told them to beware of booby traps after they saw wires from a room service cart coming from underneath the door of the gunman's room. The shooter committed suicide before officers got in the room.

Conrade said the the second breach rattled his hotel room. "What we know is that Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and living a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood".

"It turned out to be cameras on the food tray", he said.

The motive behind the Las Vegas gunman's attack still remains a mystery, officials have admitted.

But Lombardo said he was flummoxed by the secrecy surrounding the madman's life and activities.

It draws into question the timeline of events and the speed of the police response.

United States vice president Mike Pence said at a service in Las Vegas at the weekend for the 58 who died "in the depths, of horror" there was hope in those who risked their lives to help others.



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