October 25: Sources now confirm that security guard Jesus Campos from the Madalay Bay hotel casino mysteriously left after the shooting from Las Vegas, NV for Mexico in a rental car. It was not clear why he left.
There seems to be a disconnect and a conspiracy between the MGM International Resorts who own Madalay Bay hotel and the Las Vegas Sheriffs Department. Neither is saying much about the worst mass shooting in US history. This does not help the families that lost a loved one during this horrific mass murder shooting. If anything they deserve complete transparency regarding the timeline of the shooting. Stay tuned for more information.
October 18: Jesus Campos finally reappears and breaks his silence today on the Ellen Degeneres Show:
Jesus Campos said he was called to check on an open door on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel while he was on the 31st floor. However, when he went to the stairwell, he found the door to the 32nd floor was jammed. Campos walked up to the next floor and came back down to the 32nd floor to check why the door wasn’t opening.
Campos said the door was jammed using “brackets,” so he called engineering, which sent Schuck up to look.
“As I was walking down [the hallway], I heard rapid fire,” Campos told DeGeneres. “I took cover and I felt a burning sensation. I went to go lift my pant leg up and saw blood. That’s when I called in on my radio that shots were fired.”
Schuck reached the 32nd floor and then approached the same hallway, completely unaware of the situation unfolding.
“Once I got more than halfway [down the hallway] is when I saw Jesus and heard shooting,” Schuck said. “At first I thought it was a jackhammer.
“Jesus leaned out and said, ‘Take cover, take cover,’ and yelled at me and within milliseconds, if he didn’t say that, I could’ve got hit.”
Schuck described the “pressure” of the bullets flying past his head as he immediately ducked behind a door frame for cover.
Regardless of the timeline dispute and inconsistency between the MGM Resorts International who owns the Mandalay Bay hotel and the Las Vegas Sheriff’s Police Department, Paddock would have shot at and possibly killed more innocent people during the time Paddock took those less than few minutes to shoot at Jesus Campos; a true hero.
October 16. Jesus Campos has disappeared. He was the Mandalay Bay security guard who first responded to the 32nd floor during the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. Very suspicious considering Jesus Campos was scheduled to break his silence in television interviews and he has not been seen since he allegedly went to a walk-in health clinic that evening. A spokesperson at the UMC Quick Care, which has eight locations throughout Las Vegas said they had “heard nothing” about Jesus Campos visiting any of the UMC Quick Care facilities.
“For four days Jesus Campos had been preparing for a meeting with MGM officials and after the meeting was over Mr. Campos disappeared.”
Campos was last photographed in public on October 10th, accepting an “SPFPA Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America Hero Award” for bravery in the line of duty.
Some are calling this one of the largest mass casualty coverups in American history and it continues to unravel…this story.
October 11. MGM Resorts International who owns Mandalay Bay hotel are refuting Las Vegas sequence of events!
Initially, we were led to believe the hotel security guard Jesus Campos was responding to a complaint that came from the room below Paddock’s 32nd floor. The shots started firing at 10:08 pm lasting 10-11 minutes. After Paddock shot, killed and injured so many, he then shot 200 bullets through his room’s door injuring Campos. Then Paddock killed himself thinking there was a Swat team at his doorstep.
October 10th. Yesterday, the Las Vegas Sheriff’s department reported a new sequence of events. They said that the hotel security guard Jesus Campos had gone up to the 32nd floor due to an open door alarm that went off. Paddock then shot 200 bullets through his room’s door and shot Jesus Campos on the leg. Then Paddock shot at thousands attending the Route 91 Harvest festival.
There’s a missing piece to this investigation and this doesn’t seem plausible. There was a bump stock rifle on a bipod facing the door. We’re to believe that after maniacally shooting 200 bullets at the door, Paddock then proceeded to kill 58 innocent victims, injure 527 then kill himself. Based on the new findings, something is still missing regarding the timeline of events. Initially, we were told, Paddock shot at the concert goers before he was interrupted by security guard Jesus Campos, meaning Jesus Campos prevented further tragedy.
“MGM Resorts International, the company that owns the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, believes that police officials are releasing inaccurate information about the Las Vegas shooting massacre at the hotel on October 1st.”
“They are now raising questions if the carnage could not been reduced or prevented. Las Vegas police are now making a major change in their timeline of events. They say hotel security guard Jesus Campos was checking on an open door alarm that went off at or around 10:02 pm when Stephen Paddock shot at Jesus Campos 6 minutes before he opened fire on concert goers and not after.”
Update October 6th. Paddock tried to buy tracer ammunition at a gun show in the Phoenix area in recent weeks but the vendor didn’t have any to sell.
Tracer ammunition are bullets with a pyrotechnic charge that, when the round is fired, it leaves an illuminated trace of its path. Had Paddock used tracer ammunition he would have shot more accurately. Targeting precisely at innocent people who were trying to run for their lives.
Paddock had traveled on at least 20 cruise ships traveling to Spain, Italy, Greece, Jordan and United Arab Emirates.
He also left behind a notepad in the Mandalay Bay hotel room with a cryptic message, no words just numbers.
Update October 5th. Paddock had meticulously booked and researched hotels overlooking music festivals in major US cities. Law enforcement authorities are looking into what had changed in the mass murderer’s mind and life, starting October, 2016 when he purchased his arsenal from four different states. Traveling to four different states was intentional not to raise any flags. Some gun vendors will sell illegal bump stocks and other weaponry to customers. His nest of rifles at the Mandalay Bay hotel room all had bump stock converters.
There are new revelations and more working theories continuing the investigation on the gunman Stephen Paddock.
Paddock was seen with a mystery woman days before the shooting.
Authorities are questioning if the $100,000 wired to the Philippines was for the purpose of Paddock surviving and escaping to the Philippines to live with girlfriend Marylou Danley.
The cache of explosives in Paddock’s car indicated he had planned a car bombing using 50 pounds of Tannerite and ammonium nitrate. Tannerite is the brand-name product that’s marketed as explosive rifle targets. Authorities also found Paddock had shot at nearby jet engine fuel tanks that would have caused a major explosion but the caliber of the bullets was unable to penetrate the tanks.
Update October 4th, Gunman’s girlfriend Marylou Danley arrived in Los Angeles at 7:30 pm last night on a flight from the Philippines. Danley had left Nevada for the Philippines on September 15th before the shooting. When Danley arrived last night she was in a wheel chair and was met by an FBI Agent at the Los Angeles airport.
From there Danley was taken to an FBI building and authorities proceeded to make her very comfortable before the line of questioning would begin last night and today. At this point she is only a person of interest. With further investigation into the $100,000 money transfer to Danley’s bank account in the Philippines, authorities are now assuming that the money was intended as a form of life insurance payment for Danley.
Update October 3rd, it was just reported that Stephen Paddock had wired $100,000 dollars to his girlfriend’s hometown in the Philippines last week.
Updated Las Vegas Shooting October 1, 2017 59 Dead, 527 Injured.
“It’s not supposed to be this way, when this kind of evil refuses to die alone.” ~ Natalie
In a moment of sheer madness, a lone gunman took over a friendly and what was supposed to be an enjoyable concert, turning it into a killing field at approximately 10:08 pm off the Las Vegas Strip.
The Las Vegas massacre shooting killed 59 people leaving 527 injured. The gunman was shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino.
The lone gunman was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada. He was found dead from a self-inflicted wound after police used an explosive device and entered his room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
On September 28th, Paddock had checked into the Mandalay Bay. FBI Federal databases showed Paddock was not on any law enforcement authorities’ radar before the horrendous shooting and killing took place.
History shows fully automatic weapons produced after the mid-1980s are illegal in the U.S. Those made before can still be purchased, however buying one requires heavy regulation including a background check by ATF and law enforcement notification. In recent years, criminals have illegally converted semi-automatic weapons into automatic ones.
“Authorities said two on-duty Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers were injured during the shooting. One is in stable condition after surgery, and the other sustained minor injuries. Two off-duty police officers attending the concert were killed.”
President Trump said the mass shooting “was an act of pure evil,” and praised first responders in an address to the nation.
“To the families of the victims, we are praying for you and we are here for you.” President Trump adding that he will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with first responders and families.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said, law enforcement authorities found a cache of weapons, including 20 rifles and we believe the suspect killed himself prior to our entry.” Authorities discovered two rifles with scopes on tripods positioned in front of the two windows the mass murderer had broken out. Obviously, giving him maximum potential to cause this kind of maximum harm.
With meticulous planning, this gunman was on a mission. This was a premeditated and methodical pattern of behavior that was meticulously thought out. The gunman must have been planning this carnage for months. Paddock’s girlfriend must have seen this man acquiring this arsenal. The arsenal Paddock acquired between his hotel room & his house was startling.
An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said that 47 firearms had now been found in three different locations, including the hotel room, and Verde and Mesquite, Nevada.
Of those weapons, 12 had devices known as bump stocks attached that allowed semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic gunfire. The agent, Jill Snyder, said officials had determined the devices were legal. The weapons – rifles, shotguns, pistols – were purchased in Nevada, Utah, California and Texas, she said.
ISIS claimed Paddock was one of its soldiers. Hard not to believe, if only influenced because they share the same diabolical minds. FBI said Paddock has no ties to an international terrorist organization. It’s too soon to confirm this kind of information.
The gunman came from a whole history of a violent past and a family full of criminal behavior.
The gunman’s father, Benjamin Patrick Paddock, had a troubled history, according to Eric Paddock of Orlando, FL, a brother of the suspect. Benjamin Paddock was convicted of serial bank robbery in 1961, according to news reports from the time. After he escaped from prison, he was on the F.B.I.’s “Top 10” most wanted list for much of the 1970s.
The shooting started at about 10:08 p.m. during a concert by country music star Jason Aldean who was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when the gunfire erupted.
The side effects of this mass shooting reverberated throughout Las Vegas. In the Mandalay Bay casino, there was dead silence. The shooter’s car was still in valet parking.
Gail Davis, a witnesses to this barrage of gunfire, said. “Everyone was running, you could see people getting shot. I’ve never been that scared in my life. To have this happen, I can’t wrap my mind around it.”
One sobering description from a male bystander said, “This is not an exaggeration. This shooting was going on for at least 10 minutes, it was nonstop.”
Another man hurrying to get away from the shooting said he was standing next to a woman and man who had just been shot in the head and was obviously very shaken after witnessing this shooting first hand.
One man who was interviewed by NBC Nightly News said, he was by the side of a young man who was shot and passed away but he was not alone in the last breaths of his life. There were many heroes among the chaos and the carnage who helped injured people into truck beds to take them to the hospital immediately. The amount of people needing help exceeded the number of ambulances and first responders. And for 22,000 people who attended this concert their lives changed right then and there.
Another 21-year-old witness Taylor Benge was enjoying the concert with his sister when he heard a relentless onslaught of “200 to 300” bullets.
“My sister, being as noble as she is, threw herself on top of me and said “I love you Taylor.” said Benge.
“Melissa Ayala, 41, came to the country music festival with four friends from Orange, Calif. They were drinking and laughing when they heard what they thought was fireworks. She did not realize it was gunfire until a man near them was grazed by a bullet and fell to the ground, blood coming from his neck.”
“It seemed like rapid fire,” she said. “There was blood pouring everywhere.”
“Where do you run to?” said her friend, Shami Espinoza, 38, as she wiped away tears.
“It’s either run and get shot and die or stay and get shot and die. Those were the choices.”
The motive for the shooting remains unclear. Police said initially, Paddock had no criminal history, except for a minor citation.
As mentioned earlier, Paddock came from a family with a criminal history and that kind of upbringing affects the whole family living in a chaotic situation, not normal by any stretch of the imagination.
He worked as an accountant and auditor and was a licensed hunter and private pilot. Living outside of Las Vegas in Mesquite, he drove the 90 miles to gamble frequently. All we can guess is that something set him off before September 28th when he checked into the Mandalay Bay hotel, never showing any signs of being a mass murderer. We’ll never know what led this man to do the most harm to innocent people. These kinds of mass shooters killing innocent people won’t be stopped because it’s too difficult to tell when a person seems normal and becomes a monster.
Eric Paddock, the shooter’s brother, told ABC News that the family was completely “dumbstruck” by the news.”
“We have no idea how or why this happened,” Eric Paddock said. “As far as we know, Steve was perfectly fine.”
We send our deepest condolences and prayers to all the families affected by this senseless heinous horrific tragedy. Stay tuned for more details.