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Timeline of events: Las Vegas mass shooting

Posted at 7:13 PM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 21:16:02-04

Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) Tuesday released information regarding the timeline of events surrounding Sunday night's mass shooting outside the Mandalay Bay resort and casino.

For more than 10 minutes, the suspect shooter Stephen Paddock fired intermittently upon the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more.


LVMPD is still investigating the scenes inside Paddock's hotel room and outside along South Las Vegas Boulevard.

10:05 P.M.

  • The first gunshots are fired from Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, seen on closed-circuit television.

10:12 P.M.

  • Two Las Vegas Metro Police officers arrive on the 31st floor of Mandalay Bay, hear gunshots on the floor above.

10:15 P.M.

  • Last shots from Paddock are fired, according to body worn camera footage.

10:17 P.M.

  • LVMPD officers arrive at the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay.

10:18 P.M.

  • Mandalay Bay security tells LVMPD officers he was shot through hotel room door and gives officers the exact location of Paddock's room.

10:26 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.

  • 8 additional officers systematically begin clearing the 32nd floor room by room. No further gunfire is heard.

10:55 P.M.

  • 8 more officers arrive in the staircase on the opposite end of the hallway nearest to Paddock's room.

11:20 P.M.

  • Officers breach Paddock's hotel room and find him on the ground and notice another door they cannot access from their position.

11:27 P.M.

  • Officers breach the 2nd doorway and find no one inside the room. Officers call that the suspect is down.

In all, the situation lasted 75 minutes from first shot until Paddock was found dead. (Timeline updated per Sheriff Joseph Lombardo on Wednesday.) 

LVMPD Undersheriff Kevin McMahill also confirmed Tuesday initial reports regarding cameras being located at the scene inside the hotel. McMahill said two cameras were discovered in the hallway outside Paddock's room and another was found in the peephole of the room's door.

McMahill added that photos leaked to the media showing the scene inside Paddock's room - including weapons found inside - were from the scene. An investigation has been opened to discover how the photos were leaked.