1 October body-camera video shows officers trying to get closer to festival grounds

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Metro Police released Wednesday 20 additional officer body-camera videos from the 1 October shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip.

The concert venue was outside near the Mandalay Bay resort, where the lone gunman, Stephen Paddock fired assault-style weapons from windows in his suite on the 32nd-floor.  He was aiming down onto the crowd from the hotel.

At the beginning of one of the videos, you can hear the officers, who are outside of the festival grounds, say that they have to get closer.  You can also see them trying to direct numerous people leaving the concert grounds away from the scene by telling them to “run.”

Eventually, the officers head toward the festival grounds, running from in front and behind objects in an effort to take cover. Once they arrive, other officers already on the scene, tell them how help is needed at the main stage, which is an area where most of Paddock’s gunfire landed.

Officer: “They say everyone’s that’s on the main stage is a 419,” which means dead body in Metro Police language.

The festival grounds look like a ghost town, but cries, chatter, and screams could still be heard in the background.

Stephen Paddock’s motive for the attack that turned into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history is still unknown.

This was the 18th release of police records related to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 

A police spokeswoman says the release of material compiled during the investigation of the attack could last into November.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has said the investigation ended without finding the gunman’s motive. A final FBI report is expected by the end of the year.

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