Police officers stand by as medical personnel tend to a person on Tropicana Ave. near Las Vegas Boulevard after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He said patrol officers acting on their own and without the direction of a supervisor were the first to react to the situation and close in on Paddock's room.
"It was a wide range of injuries, from gunshots to shrapnel wounds, to trample injuries, to people trying to jump fences", Greg Cassell, chief of the Clark County Fire Department, told reporters. He killed 59 people and injured more than 500.
It may have taken over an hour for police to break into the Las Vegas gunman's hotel room, but they located him much faster than originally reported.
Paddock's brother, Eric Paddock, who lives in Florida, told the Orlando Sentinel: "We are completely dumbfounded.
In the days ahead, we will grieve as a nation, we will honour the memory of those lost as a nation and we will come together united as one nation, under God, indivisible", she added.
According to the National Rifle Association, in the state of Nevada, you don't need a permit to purchase or possess a rifle, shotgun or handgun. However, the F.B.I. reportedly believes that there is very little possibility that Paddock could have had any ties to the international terrorist group, especially since his family members and relatives never saw him display strong beliefs in politics or ideologies in all of the years that they have known him. This is not about the money.
Witnesses said the hail of bullets continued for 15 minutes or longer. It then started up again before another round of pops sent performers ducking for cover and fleeing the stage, while panicked fans also rushed for the exits.
Cab driver Cori Langdon, who was recording the event, can be seen stopping in the middle of the road to allow the escaping couple to get inside.
The two began dating earlier this year, and authorities said Danley was in Tokyo on Monday. Go go go!' screams the female passenger once in the taxi.
"It's a little surprising that he could've hidden it well enough that when the maid service came in that they didn't see anything but I think this is all part of the investigatory process that they're going to have to really delve into". "Who would have ever imagined this situation", Lombardo said of the mass shooting.