More and more questions being raised by new information that no one from Mandalay Bay called 911 after a security guard was shot by Stephen Paddock who then as much as ten minutes later, opened fire on crowd of concert goers.
According to a local reporter at Fox5, she has gone through all the 911 calls, and the police were only contacted precious minutes later, after the killer started firing on the crowd. No one from Mandalay Bay security is shown to have contacted anyone at LVMPD through the police system, verifying what Sheriff Joe Lombardo said.
The biggest question about this is why police said that it was difficult to identify where the shooting came from, when the security guard and another employee were at the location being shot at. According to the guard, he heard drilling while investigating a report of an open door, and him and a maintenance worker investigated and were immediately shot at through the door by Paddock.
“These people that were killed and injured deserve to have those six minutes to protect them,” said Chad Pinkerton, an attorney for Paige Gasper, a California college student who was shot under the arm in the attack, according to an AP report. “We lost those six minutes.”
Police have said that when Campos radioed what happened, it helped them track where Paddock was holed up. LVMPD didn’t elaborate on the six minutes or why police found it difficult to locate Paddock when, according to the new timeline, they had his location as as much as 10 minutes before the assault started.
The AP reported that “Pressure mounted Wednesday for Las Vegas police to explain how quickly they reacted to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history after two hotel employees reported a gunman spraying a hallway with bullets six minutes before he opened fire on a crowd at a musical performance.”
On Monday, Paige Gasper filed a lawsuit against the Mandalay Bay and MGM Resorts International, the hotel’s parent company, bump stock maker Slide Fire Solutions LP, and the estate of Stephen Paddock. The 21-year-old was shot in the chest when Paddock opened fire from the hotel on 22,000 people attending a music festival in Las Vegas, according to the complaint.