Authorities are saying, Stephen Paddock, the gunman, who killed 58 people at the Las Vegas route 91 harvest concert, shot a hotel security guard minutes before firing into the crowd at the concert. The guard was shot six minutes prior to Paddock opening fire onto the crowd of thousands, last Sunday, per Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.
Reports indicate, Jesus Campos, was the security guard that was at the scene prior to the shooting. He was checking on an alarm that had gone off on the same floor as Paddock’s room, at the Mandalay Bay Resort.
Investigating officers said, “What we have learned is that Mr. Campos was encountered by the suspect prior to his shooting to the outside world.” Campos was shot by Paddock at 9:59pm. Timeline shows Paddock opened fire onto the crowd, at the concert, at 10:05pm. The 6 minutes that could’ve changed the course of what ended up happening, if the authorities were contacted by the hotel security or had the hotel security responded timely.
Jesus Campos was shot in the leg, but has survived.
Apparently, Mr. Campos, did in fact immediately notify hotel security that he had been shot. The question now is, What took the police or armed hotel security so long to respond? Could we have avoided this horrific massacre?