The Las Vegas Police have released body camera footage from first officers who responded to the harrowing scene of the Vegas massacre.


The video shows officers strategically positioning themselves to best assess the situation amid the gunshots. We see them frantically telling concertgoers to run for cover and to “Get down! Go that way!”

The police released less than a minute of footage, compiled from various body cameras. They did not, however, release the video from the bodycam of the SWAT team that descended upon shooter Stephen Paddock’s hotel room.

According to Las Vegas Metro Police Undersheriff Kevin McMahill, Paddock, 64, “fired off and on for somewhere between 9 and 11 minutes… I want you to think about that. The first minute the poklice are aware of shots being fired is 10:08 and it stops at 10:19. That’s a remarkable response by this police department.”

Photos showing the interior of Paddock’s hotel room have also been leaked and authenticated by police. The stills were released by German publication Bild on Tuesday. Police are investigating the source of the leak.

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