New Details Emerge About Timeline of Vegas Shooting, Questions Raised

October 10, 2017Oct 10, 2017

On Sunday, October 1, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took place. 64-year-old gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. 

Paddock was stationed at his 32nd-floor room in the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. He shot down at over 20,000 concertgoers, killing at least 58 people and injuring at least 500 more. 

Original reports said that Paddock opened fire for several minutes before police were able to locate him. After a security guard went near his room, Paddock began shooting through the door and shot security guard Jesus Campos in the leg. 

The original timeline of events that the police reported was that Paddock first began shooting down at the concert. After, the security guard located his room and Campos was shot in the leg. Then, several minutes later, the SWAT team arrived and took out Paddock. 

Now, however, the story has changed. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo announced on Monday that the timeline of events is different than they suspected. 

In actuality, Campos was reportedly shot by Paddock six-minutes before he opened fire on the concertgoers below. The official timeline now states that Paddock shot Campos at 9:59 p.m. The original report said that Campos was shot at 10:18 p.m., three minutes after the total shooting ended. 

Last week, authorities said that Paddock fired over 200 shots at Campos. Reports said that Vegas police were able to locate the shooter because of those rounds fired. Now, with the new timeline, many questions are being raised.

With the timeline now claiming that Campos was shot a full 6 minutes before his shooting spree, reporters are questioning how 200 shots could have been fired without fast police intervention. 

Sheriff Lombardo said that as investigations continue, it is common for information to change. He called the change in the timeline a "minute change." You can watch his statement about the timeline below:

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