Police release witness accounts in Vegas shooting massacre

Ceria Alfonso
May 17, 2018

"And everybody just kept yelling, like 'Oh, it's fireworks, '" one woman told investigators.

One woman told police she refused to leave her lifeless friend, whose eyes were still and lips turned blue, until a group of men picked her off the ground and guided her to a fence.

The documents were court-ordered to be released to the public.

The accounts did not provide a motive for the attack, which police have said they have not discovered.

Campos says he then heard what sounded like a "very loud drill", was shot in the left calf while walking away, heard what he described as automatic fire and contacted security dispatch.

A Las Vegas Strip casino host who told police that he met Stephen Paddock several times when he gambled over the years says he had a bit of a temper. Someone carried him to an ambulance, he said.

The host's name was redacted from police reports made public Wednesday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, one statement was from a man who described being at the concert with his wife and daughter.

Another woman said: "I was laying next to my mom and she said: "I got hit, I got hit".

As she crouched down, a massive spraying of bullets rained down and the unidentified woman thought the gunfire was coming from helicopters above.

Danley acknowledged to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that she helped Paddock load high-volume ammunition magazines that police have said he later used in the attack.

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From there, she texted her sister-in-law who was watching her kids: "OMG, there's tons of gunshots and people dead everywhere".

Witness accounts of the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history include those of a Las Vegas woman wounded in the shoulder made it to a hospital and an Arizona man upset that the lights came on at an outdoor concert when gunfire started and people began falling.

Some 1,200 pages of reports were made public by Las Vegas police following a United States court order.

Her friends got her to a street where a limousine driver took them to a hospital where she remembered people in hallways on stretchers and hospital staff unable to take names of patients because there were so many of them. "A couple of seconds later, um, I fell to the ground and I couldn't feel my arm".

Police documents about the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history included reports from at least two people who said a person they believed to be the gunman ranted in the days prior to last October's Las Vegas Strip attack about the federal government and gun control.

A June 21 court hearing has been scheduled for an Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Police in Las Vegas plan to make public witness statements and officer reports about last year's mass shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds in what was the deadliest event of its kind in modern USA history. Authorities said they believe Stephen Paddock acted alone and the attack had no link to global terrorism.

Lawyers for the police department argued that the media's public records requests were costly and time-consuming and releasing the information could disclose investigative techniques.

The scheduled release of documents on Wednesday comes more than seven months after the October 1 Las Vegas Strip shooting.

It follows a court order in a public records lawsuit by The Associated Press and other media organizations.

Two weeks ago the police department made public video from two officers' body cameras showing police blasting through the door of the 32nd-floor hotel suite where authorities say the gunman killed himself before officers arrived.

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