10 minutes of carnage: Timeline of Las Vegas shooting

A couple stops on the Las Vegas Strip to look up at the two broken window in the Mandalay Bay Hotel from which killer Stephen Paddock let loose the worst mass shooting in modern American history on October 1, 2017. PHOTO | ROBYN BECK | AFP


A shooter opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 in a 10-minute barrage of gunfire.

Here is a timeline of the attack and the law enforcement response released by Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo: 

  • 10:05pm: Shooter Stephen Paddock opens fire on the concert. 

  • 10:12pm: Two officers arrive on the 31st floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and say the gunfire is coming from above them. 

  • 10:15pm: The last shots are fired. 

  • 10:17pm: Officers arrive on the hotel's 32nd floor, from which Paddock carried out the attack. 

  • 10:18pm: A security guard tells officers that he was shot and gives the location of the shooter's hotel room. More than 200 rounds were fired from the room into the hallway. 

  • 10:26-10:30pm: Eight more police officers reach the 32nd floor of the hotel and begin clearing each room and searching for wounded. 

  • 11:20pm: Officers use explosives to breach the door of Paddock's room, which was a suite. They find him on the ground and discover a locked bedroom door. 

  • 11:27pm: Officers breach the second door and determine that no one else is present in the suite.


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