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Las Vegas police release body camera footage from mass shooting

Posted at 11:30 PM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 02:51:06-04

Body camera footage from Las Vegas police officers responding to the scene Sunday, where a gunman opened fire on a crowd of festival-goers, has been released, showing the chaotic and frenzied scene outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. 

The footage aired during a Tuesday press conference shows officers ducking for cover and directing those nearby to do the same and flee the area.


"There's a significant amount of body-worn camera footage that we're going through," Las Vegas Metro Police Department Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said.

The footage shown Tuesday was not a complete video, only a compilation of clips.

The footage, which begins at 13:20 in KTNV's Facebook Live video below, begins with officers hunkered down behind a wall facing Mandalay Bay as gunfire rains on the scene near them.

As the scenes unfold throughout the footage, officers are seen moving together between cover and directing others to get far from the area. 

"Hey, you guys! Get down! Go that way! Get out of here there are gunshots coming from over there,"  one officer is seen yelling at individuals seconds before another burst of gunshots rings out.

Another clip shows officers taking cover behind a patrol cover as a festival attendee comes running up next to them. Officers immediately try to direct the person to cover elsewhere.

"You'll see that our officers were dealing with some uncooperative citizens at times, but at all times they were trying to locate the source of the gunfire as well as evacuate those citizens that were in the line of fire," McMahill added. 

More footage is expected to be released as officers continue their investigation.