Officials Release Timeline of Events for Las Vegas Mass Shooting

During a press conference Wednesday night, officials provided an updated timeline of events for the shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday that left 59 dead and nearly 500 injured.

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo introduced the new timeline:

  • 10:05 p.m.: First shots fired by the suspect. This was seen on closed-circuit television from the concert venue.
  • 10:12 p.m.: First two officers arrive on the 31st floor and announce the gunfire is coming from directly above them.
  • 10:15 p.m.: The last shots are fired from the suspect, per body-worn camera.
  • 10:17 p.m.: The first two officers arrive on the 32nd floor.
  • 10:18 p.m.: Security officer tells the LVMPD officers he was shot and gives them the location of the suspect’s room.
  • 10:26 – 10:30 p.m.: Eight additional officers arrive on the 32nd floor and begin to move systematically down the hallway, clearing every room and looking for any injured people. They move this way because they no longer hear the gunfire of an active shooter situation.
  • 10:55 p.m.: Eight officers arrive in the stairwell at the opposite end of the hallway nearest to the suspect’s room.
  • 11:20 p.m.: The first breach was set off, and officers entered the room. They observed the suspect down on the ground and also saw a second door that could not be accessed from their position.
  • 11:27 p.m.: The second breach was set off, allowing officers to access the second room. Officers quickly realized there was no one else in the rooms, and they answered the radio to confirm that the suspect was down.

Lombardo and FBI special agent Aaron Rouse fielded questions from reporters on the investigation during the press conference. And while rumors continue to swirl regarding the shooter’s motive, Rouse reaffirmed there is currently “no evidence” that “indicates terrorism.”

“But this is an ongoing investigation. We are going to continue to look at all avenues. We are not closing down any doors,” he added.

Lombardo also confirmed reports that the shooter booked a room at the Ogden condominium complex in downtown Las Vegas prior to his attack on the Route 91 Harvest music festival. The shooter rented the rooms last weekend during the same time as the “Life Is Beautiful” festival — which was headlined by Chance the Rapper and Lorde.

Watch Lombardo’s comments below, via Fox News.

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