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'Las Vegas gunman shot security guard before massacre'

'Las Vegas gunman shot security guard before massacre' 'Las Vegas gunman shot security guard before massacre'
Stacy Diaz | 10 October, 2017, 23:50

Police on Monday revised their timeline of the October 1 shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead, suggesting police may have had six minutes to reach the gunman before he opened fire.

The security guard, identified as Jesus Campos by the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America, was shot in the leg after Paddock fired at him through a door, police said.

The shooter had killed himself during the security raid at the 32nd-floor room of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. his after the Las Vegas shooting which is considering as the worst mass shooting in the history of modern America.

The security guard reportedly went to the 32nd floor on the night of the shooting after a hotel room door left open triggered an alarm. "But we want to work as hard and as focused as we can on it, and help the people that are in need for recovering from this, and heal together as a community".

Lombardo said they have no evidence to show there was a second shooter. Marilou Danley, his live-in girlfriend who was out of the country at the time of the shooting, is still speaking with police about Paddock.

It had been thought the gunman stopped shooting at the crowd when distracted by the security guard, who approached his hotel suite.

Sheriff Lombardo addressed media outlets on Monday at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police headquarters.

Campos was shot through the door at 9:59 p.m. - "prior to [Paddock's] shooting to the outside world", Lombardo said.

Lombardo said that the revised timeline constituted "minute changes" and is based on new information that emerged over the course of the ongoing investigation.

Soon after, Paddock embarked on a 10-minute massacre that killed 58 people, one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. "We believe he chose to take the lives he did and he had a very purposeful plan that he carried out".

Police arrived just minutes later to a silent hallway, Lombardo claimed - at which point they assumed Paddock was barricaded in and no longer a threat to revelers.

Authorities now think the shooter checked into the suite on September 25, not the 28th as originally believed, though it was unclear if he occupied the room that early. Those that knew him say he held no extremist views.

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

Eric Paddock said he came to Las Vegas to retrieve his brother's body in hopes of sending the cremated ashes to their 89-year-old mother in Orlando, Fla.

"We have no evidence or intelligence that the suspect was linked or had affiliations with any no terrorist groups or ideology", Lombardo said.