An audio recording that shows the first meeting between Las Vegas shooting security guard Jesus Campos and the suspected shooter Stephan Paddock has gone viral.The clip captures the first encounter between serial vanisher Campos and “lone wolf” Paddock.The 24-second long snippet highlights the moments where dispatch was first alerted to the massacre.Campos can be heard reporting “shots fired” on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.
“Hey, there are shots fired in 32-135,”
RT reports: Campos was referring to the room number where Paddock brought a large cache of weapons, and had been preparing to fire on the crowd watching the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival across the street from the hotel.When Campos approached Paddock’s hotel room, Paddock shot him in the leg.
The shooter also had cameras positioned on a cart outside his room and on his door as well. Paddock fired some 200 rounds at the door while Campos was outside. The security guard was struck one time, police said, the Los Angeles Times reported.Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, killing 58 people, and injuring hundreds more.
Since the October 1 massacre, Campos has only spoken about the incident one time, when he talked with Ellen Degeneres on her television show, which aired on October 18.On the show, he described how he called in the report about shots being fired to hotel security after being shot in the leg. The hotel and the police have not yet said when authorities from the hotel notified police of the shooting.
Paddock continued to fire his gun for 10 uninterrupted minutes.At an October 13 news conference, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo noted that an earlier timeline of events released by police, which suggested Paddock shot Campos six minutes before he started firing into the crowd at 9:59 pm on October 1, may not have been accurate, according to the AP.
Lombardo said that 9:59 pm was when the security guard first reported that he had come across a doorway that Paddock blocked off.The audio clip was not released with a timestamp, and no explanation from MGM was given as to why the clip is just being released now, the LA Times reported.