Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo stated earlier this week that a change in their timeline of events for the Las Vegas mass shooting now raises some very serious questions.
The Sheriff stated that Jesus Campos, a security guard whom Paddock shot in the leg, was shot 6 minutes before the wayward gunman began firing into the concert crowd.
“But what we have learned is that Mr. Campos was encountered by the suspect prior to his shooting to the outside world,” Sheriff Lombardo said at a news conference on Monday, his department’s first update on the investigation in three days.
Sheriff Lombardo stated that after Mr. Campos was shot helped protect a maintenance worker. The sheriff would not say whether he thought the presence of Mr. Campos accelerated or affected Mr. Paddock’s shooting plot.
“I would not make that assumption,” Sheriff Lombardo said.
This new information begs the obvious question: How were 200-plus shots fired 6 minutes before the massacre and authorities couldn’t respond in time?
Las Vegas is known for its casinos and resorts which feature high-end security measures — primarily surveillance cameras — throughout the properties. Anyone who has ever visited Las Vegas also knows that police are all over the Vegas strip.
For perspective, it is important to remember that Paddock was firing an AR-15, a semi-automatic rifle that creates a noise level of approximately 167 dBA. That is a noise level so high the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) doesn’t even list it in their chart comparison of decibel levels. A decibel level that high is comparable to a space shuttle launch from the perimeter of the launch pad.