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originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: Boadicea
Link to story archive
That archive was from Oct 4.
Paddock had somehow blocked stairwell doors leading to the hallway outside of his room, Hickey said, meaning Campos had to take the elevator on his quest to find the source of the gunfire that was killing dozens below. The door to the room itself was also barricaded, Campos found when he tried to open it, just before the bullets came through the door.
Police officers who subsequently approached the room received gunfire and backed off until SWAT responded, Lombardo said.
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: firerescue
The Las Vegas casinos and hotels have lots of security people that rotate between different casinos.
Most are surveillance contractors or corporate security employees.
Many are plain clothes undercover.
Lots of theft happens in the casinos.
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: MotherMayEye
If he was using that gun right there on the bipod, angled slightly upwards, perhaps he had it set up on the floor at the other end of the hall leading into the room, would that keep the bullets within that limited range? Maybe somewhere between the door knob and the floor?
Also, the doors along the corridor are recessed -- fairly deep. At least a foot -- maybe 14 or 16" even. It seems reasonable to me that the security guard could have pressed himself into one of the recesses and escaped the gunfire. And especially if the range of fire was relatively limited to the center of the hall, as it appears.
The security guard also reportedly has a key card for entering the rooms. I'm assuming a universal card, not just for the gunman's room. He could have opened a room door and entered for all we know -- either trying to escape the gunman or escape the police!