Police have released body cam footage from the night of the Las Vegas shooting, and the three-minute video shows the panic that ensued as a gunman fired hundreds of bullets into the crowd at a country music festival. Officers are heard screaming “Get down!” and “Go that way!” as terrified concertgoers flee the scene.
“Get out of here, there are gunshots coming from over there, go that way!” one policeman yells as a rapid pop, pop, pop goes off in the background. “Where’s it at?” another officer asks before his colleague says that it appears to be coming from a Mandalay Bay window.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 4, 2017
As Life & Style previously reported, police confirmed that 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 500 on Oct. 1. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo revealed that the Mesquite, NV, resident — who apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot — had set up cameras both inside and outside of his suite.
“I anticipate he was looking for anybody coming to take him into custody,” Lombardo said, according to ABC News. “FBI took all digital and electronic evidence into custody.”
Another video making the rounds is one taken by a bystander that shows the moment singer Jason Aldean — who was performing at the time of the shooting — ran off stage to take cover. In a message posted to Twitter on Oct. 3, the 40-year-old wrote, “Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truly don’t understand why a person would want to take the life of another. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words I can say to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate!”
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