Las Vegas dims lights to mark one week since mass shooting

Las Vegas dims lights to mark one week since mass shooting

Las Vegas dims lights to mark one week since mass shooting

A hotel maintenance worker says he barely escaped unscathed when Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire down a hallway - and credited a hotel security guard with saving his life.

Earlier it was reported that Jesus Campos had come to Paddock's room amid the shooting, thus stopping his deadly gunfire. Police previously said Campos was shot after the attack on the concert crowd.

The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people from his hotel room barricaded shut a stairwell door on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay to keep officers at bay during his rampage.

He continued firing for nine to 11 minutes, and his final shots were fired at 10:15 p.m., according to police. The first police officers arrived on the hotel floor at 10:17 pm. and saw the wounded Campos at 10:18 pm, who directed the officers to the killer's suite.

In that time, Paddock was able to kill 58 people and wound almost 500 others in the worst mass shooting in modern USA history.

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"We can not be certain about the most recent timeline that has been communicated publically (sic), and we believe what is now being expressed may not be accurate", said MGM Resorts spokesperson Debra DeShong.

Police have said that when Campos radioed what happened, it helped them track where Paddock was holed up.

"I can tell you I'm confident that he was not able to fully execute his heinous plan and it certainly had everything to do with being disrupted", McMahill said. Investigators have found 200 incidents of Paddock moving through the city, and at no time was he with anyone else, Lombardo said.

But the typical investigative avenues that have helped uncover the motive in past shootings have yielded few clues about Paddock, a professional gambler who spent almost every waking hour playing video poker at casinos.

Paddock had power tools and was trying to drill a hole in a wall, perhaps to mount another of the security cameras he set up around him, or to point a rifle through, but he never completed the work, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said.

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"As I've said from day one, we want to figure out why - the why to this and we'd like to know the motive", Lombardo said. "We believe he made a decision to take the lives he did and he had a very purposeful plan that he carried out".

Law enforcement interviews with Paddock's brother Saturday and Sunday were part of an exhaustive search through the 64-year-old's life.

"Every piece of information we get is one more piece of the puzzle", the sheriff said Monday.

Investigators tell CBS News they visited this shooting range just outside Mesquite, Nevada, believing Paddock may have taken target practice two days before he carried out his attack in Las Vegas. Roberts didn't know exactly what time Campos called in his own shooting before the gunman's assault on the show began, or if the hotel immediately shared that information with police.

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