The October 1 Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people and wounded over 520 others, may have been carried out a bit earlier than planned, writes the Conservative Treehouse.
Minutes before 10 pm, the security office of Mandalay Bay was alerted that a fire door on the 32nd floor was activated. Security Officer Jesus “Jose” Campos went up to the floor to investigate (an in-person look was needed because all of the cameras on the 32nd floor were ‘not working’).
As he made his way to the fire door, he passed Stephen Craig Paddock’s room and heard the sound of drilling because the door to his room was slightly ajar. At 9:59 pm, Campos attempted to enter Paddock’s room to investigate but was immediately fired upon and wounded in the leg. Nine minutes later, Paddock supposedly opened fire on the 22,000 concert goers attending the Route 91 Harvest event across the street at the Las Vegas Village. Afterwards he is said to have killed himself.
The Treehouse writes, “This latest revelation is explosive because it shows Paddock was interrupted in the act of preparing for the attack, and not during the commission of the attack itself.”
The diligence of Campos may have saved the lives of hundreds of Americans. An ambush that is unable to set itself up completely fails in carrying out the desired lethality.
There is something not quite right about this story though.
By all accounts, responding law enforcement were unsure of where the shooting was coming from, even though Campos had been shot almost 10 minutes before the firing started and saw the room full of weapons. How was it that his report to the security desk was not sent out to the cops ASAP?
Bit by bit, it seems that the Clark County Sheriff’s office is trying to slip crucial nuggets of information out to the public past what may be a media blackout order issued from higher up.