Metro releases more 911 calls, body camera video from officers at 1 October shooting

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Metro Police released video Wednesday from cameras worn by officers trying during their response to the deadly shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

A total of 28 video files were released. In the first video you could see Metro Police officers speeding through the Airport Connector with lights and sirens blasting. As they’re driving, you can hear dispatch operators talking in the background, along with other officers stating what position they were in at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

“We have an eight man element clearing the casino floor, and we have 1 SWAT unit moving up to the 32nd floor, right now.”

Other footage shows officers trying to find gunman Stephen Paddock who was opening fire from a Las Vegas Strip hotel, along with helping victims who were wounded during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.   

DISCLAIMER: You may hear gunshots in the background, crying, screaming and graphic language. The audio and video may not be suitable for all audiences. The beginning of the footage is obstructed by a piece of material over the officer’s body camera, but you’re still able to hear everything that’s happening.  The footage becomes clear around 15 minutes in. 

 


In addition to the 28 clips of body camera footage, 505 additional 911 calls were released. Many of the calls were from loved ones of people attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival. 

On one call, a mother could be heard saying, “My daughter went to that Route 91 concert, and she called me, she was in somebody’s; she ran out and was in somebody’s apartment they — for the shooting and I just wanted to make sure you know, when is it going to be; can I go pick her up?”

9-1-1 Operator: “Unfortunately, ma’am they’re not allowing in the area for right now, but as soon as we have more information, it’ll be available to the public, ok.”
Concerned mom: “Oh, ok, thank you.”
9-1-1 Operator: “Alright, thank you.”
Concerned mom: “Thank you.”
9-1-1 Operator: “Good-bye.”

The latest batch of video and audio files marks the sixth batch of information released after media organizations, including The Associated Press, sued for video, audio, and documents from the Oct.1 shooting.

The release of records are as followed:

May 2: Metro Police release some police body camera video from Oct. 1 shooting

May 16: Metro Police release more evidence from Oct. 1 mass shooting

May 23: Las Vegas police release Oct. 1 shooting reports, dispatch logs

May 30: Las Vegas police release more records from Oct. 1 mass shooting

June 6: Police release surveillance videos, calls from people at scene of 1 October attack 

Police and the FBI have declined to comment on any of the information.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, the elected head of the Police Department, has said the investigation hadn’t identified a motive for the shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds of others.

Authorities also say Paddock acted alone and killed himself before police breached his room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
 

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