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Officer body cam footage of Las Vegas shooting released

Posted at 8:23 AM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 10:23:43-04

WARNING: This video contains extremely graphic images

Some of the first Las Vegas police officers to respond to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history huddled with people taking cover, organized escape routes, carried wounded to safety and ducked behind barriers as bullets rained around them, according to video from body-worn cameras released Wednesday.

"It’s coming from the Mandalay Bay!" an officer is heard saying on one video.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released 28 clips of body-camera video ranging from a few seconds to more than two hours totaling about 10 hours.

It was the sixth batch of information released under court order in a public records lawsuit by media organizations, including The Associated Press.

Names of the officers were not provided, and police and the FBI have declined to comment on any of the material released months after the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds of others.

Video, audio and documents have not shed light on a motive for the shooting, and Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo the elected head of the Police Department has said the investigation has not identified one.

One 28-minute body camera clip shows an officer’s actions helping terrified concertgoers duck gunfire beneath the stage of the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, and then carrying a wounded woman to the safety of makeshift parking lot triage center, banding her bleeding leg with a tourniquet and driving her to a hospital.

Another clip records a radio dispatcher reporting "multiple casualties" before an officer parks and jumps from his patrol vehicle as he and other officers use it as a shield amid the sounds of gunfire.

More gunfire, and someone among the officers says, "I’m down, I got shot!"

VIDEO COURTESY LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT