Surveillance video from inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino shows the final days of Las Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock, as he set up the worst shooting in modern American history.
Using exclusively-obtained video, the New York Times pieced together Paddock’s movements in and out of the resort from September 25, 2017, until his deadly attack on October 1.
Video shows Paddock check into a 32nd floor hotel suite and spend most of his first day gambling. The next day, Paddock drives to his home in Mesquite, and returns with several bags. Video shows a bellman help Paddock bring seven suitcases to his room.
Over the next six days, video shows Paddock make multiple trips from his vehicle to his room. He brings a total of 21 suitcases, two smaller bags, and a laptop bag to the room. Paddock had a total of 23 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in the hotel suite.
Video also shows long periods of time Paddock spent gambling. He has seemingly normal interactions with hotel staff. There is no obvious signs that he was setting up a sniper nest upstairs, or planning a deadly assault.
Paddock opened fire from his hotel room to the Route 91 Harvest Festival across Las Vegas Boulevard, shortly after 10 p.m. on Sunday, October 1st. He killed 58 people and injured more than 700 others before shooting and killing himself.