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Security Guard Reveals How Vegas Shooter Discovered Him

Jesus Campos says door closed loudly, then came 'rapid fire'

(Newser) - It was the sound of a door closing loudly behind Jesus Campos that likely alerted Stephen Paddock to the security guard’s presence on Mandalay Bay’s 32nd floor minutes before he opened fire on a Las Vegas concert crowd below. Days after canceling a series of media appearances, Campos... More »

Another Vegas Timeline Change: This One to 40 Seconds

Police now say security guard was shot much less than 6 minutes before attack on festival

(Newser) - A timeline released by Las Vegas police earlier this week led to concerns they didn't do enough to prevent the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and forced the owners of Mandalay Bay to release a statement openly disputing the timeline, the AP reports. Metro Police had said... More »

Mandalay Bay Sued Over Response to Vegas Shooting

Hotel named in first lawsuit filed by survivor

(Newser) - "Someone call police. Someone is firing a rifle on the 32nd floor in the hallway," a Mandalay Bay maintenance employee says in a newly released recording, per Fox 5 . But though hotel staffers responded to the outbreak of the Las Vegas mass shooting, asking for the shooter's... More »

Cops Make Big Change to Timeline of Vegas Shooting

Security guard was the first one shot, sheriff says

(Newser) - The hotel security guard injured by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was shot before the mass shooter began massacring the festival crowd below the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort, police said Monday, making a major change to their timeline of the shooting. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who previously said... More »

Here's What Was in Vegas Gunman's Chilling Note

Cops discuss Stephen Paddock's notes in '60 Minutes' interview

(Newser) - The note Stephen Paddock left behind in his Mandalay Bay hotel room contained chilling calculations as to how to kill as many of the concertgoers below his window as possible, CBS News reports. "I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the... More »

Sheriff: Paddock Had 'Secret Life,' Escape Plan

Source says he also targeted jet fuel tanks

(Newser) - Stephen Paddock planned to make a getaway after massacring scores of people at a Las Vegas outdoor concert, police say. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Wednesday night that the gunman, who killed himself as police closed in, appears to have had an escape plan, though he didn't... More »

Hunting Down the Gunman: a 72-Minute Timeline

Police were quick to home in on Mandalay Bay

(Newser) - A clearer timeline of the Las Vegas shooting is coming into focus, though exactly what Stephen Paddock was up to during the 72 minutes between the first 911 call and the time officers entered his suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is still taking shape. NBC News reports... More »

Smoke Alarm Led Police to Vegas Shooter

Gunman's weapons apparently set off the detector in the Mandalay Bay resort

(Newser) - It's a sign of just how much firepower Stephen Paddock had in his Vegas hotel room: Police were able to zero in on him because his weapons set off the room's smoke alarm, reports the Washington Post . Given that the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has more than... More »

At 42, Hopkins Is Still Champ

Light heavyweight steps out of retirement to defend his title

(Newser) - A 42-year-old Bernard Hopkins successfully defended his light heavyweight title against Winky Wright last night, taking the Vegas bout in a unanimous decision. It was a grueling return for Hopkins, who'd retired last year after grabbing the crown from Antonio Tarver. Though warned for one too many accidental head butts,... More »

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