Nevada Authorities have released the first body camera footage of police responding to the shooting. It captured the moment police officers scramble to protect themselves and others as the rapid staccato of the gunfire rages on at a fairly close range.
In the clip below, officers are seen hunkering down behind a wall. “Go that way, get out of here! There’s gunshots coming from over there,” one officer is heard yelling at civilians. At one point, they were next to a patrol vehicle on Las Vegas Boulevard, where one officer was shot.
No one knows why Paddock morphed from a retired accountant to the deadliest mass murderer in modern US history. His relentless gunfire — police say he fired for nine to 11 minutes after the first 911 call — on country music fans at an outdoor concert left 59 people dead. Another 500 people were injured during the horrific incident.
Police found five handguns, two shotguns and a “plethora” of ammunition in Paddock’s Verdi, Nevada, property, according to several news reports. Authorities previously found an additional 42 firearms, including several sniper rifles, in Paddock’s hotel room.
Watch the video below: