Metro Police: 'No conspiracy' on timeline at Las Vegas concert shooting

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LAS VEGAS - Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo held an emotional news conference Friday where he stressed there's been no conspiracy between the FBI, LVMPD and the MGM when it comes to the investigation into the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.

"Nobody is attempting to hide anything," Sheriff Lombardo said.

"In the early throes of this tragedy, I had advised each and everyone of you that items of information were going to change," Sheriff Lombardo said.

He started the news conference with an update on the most recent number for people injured at the concert.

He said, 546 people suffered injures at the Oct. 1 concert and so far, 501 had been discharged from hospitals. Forty-five remain hospitalized, some of them in critical condition. The number of dead, 58, remains unchanged. 

Lombardo said, some of the confusion with numbers had to do with the fact 17 medical facilities were involved in dealing with the injured.

Lombardo also addressed the timeline of the minutes leading up to the mass shooting.

"Unfortunately, a great deal of my investigators' time has been spent on this timeline. In the public space, the word incompetence has come up and I'm absolutely offended by that characterization.

Lombardo said the timeline information was attained via security logs, Mandalay Bay security officer Jesus Campos, hotel and private cameras, body worn cameras, interrogation, Metro dispatch and interviews.

"9:59 is important. It wasn't inaccurate when I provided it to you. The circumstances associated with it are inaccurate. I am very well aware of the MGM's statement provide yesterday. I agree with their statement," he said. 

That was the time Campos came into the contact with the barricaded door near the suspect's hotel room. Because he couldn't get access through that door to the 32nd floor, he had to go to another level of the hotel and then to the 32nd floor to go to the room where he was to check on the open door that had set off an alarm. 

It was at that time, he received gunfire from the suspect. 

"Mr. Campos received his wounds in close proximity to 22:05 (10:05). He attempted to rely that information via his radio and it was confirmed cause he also relayed that information via his cell phone."

Officers arrived on the 32nd floor 12 minutes later at 10:17 p.m., Lombard said. 

"Upon our arrival on the 32nd floor, the firing had ceased. We did not believe we had an active shooter. At that point, we conducted evacuations adjacent to the suspect's room.

"The dynamics and the size of this investigation requires us to go through voluminous amounts of information in order to draw an accurate picture.

There has been no information released on when or if the MGM Resorts called 9-1-1. 8 News NOW has requested the 9-1-1 calls and logs.

Sheriff Lombardo ended the news conference on an emotional note talking about some of his police officers who were seriously injured on the night of the shooting.

He also commended the officers who helped the injured and stayed with the bodies until they were removed from the scene.

Lombardo did not take any questions at the news conference.

 


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