The unofficial timeline of the #LasVegasShooting

A timeline of the events as they occurred on the night of Oct. 1

(Key elements only)

Please contact shepard@intellihub.com with any timeline additions, alterations, or discrepancies.


 09:59 pm

[Begining of Transcript #1]

  • Security guard Jesus Campos was reportedly struck in leg by a bullet after the suspect, Stephen Paddock, fired a few single shots followed by a 200-round volley of bullets through the door of room 135.

10:04 pm

The sniper was most likely firing from an elevated position on the rooftop of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, according to an independent analysis.


10:05 pm

  • Stephen Paddock unleashes his first volley of fully-automatic gunfire onto crowd goers attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival from his 32nd-floor suite, according to LVMPD’s official story.
  • Officer reports a 415A (Assualt/Battery with a Gun). We got shots fired at Route 91 […] sounded like an automatic firearm.
  • Officer reports that he sees the shots coming from ‘Mandalay Bay halfway up.’

10:07 pm

  • CP reports: ‘[…] many people down, stage left — just be advised’

10:08 pm

  • Officer reports that the gunfire ‘sounds like its coming from an elevated position.’
  • Officer reports: ‘Multiple casualties.’
  • “Control be advised, shots are coming from Gate 7,” an officer reports. (The report verifies that a second active shooter may be firing from Gate 7)


10:10 pm

  • Officer requests that Las Vegas Blvd. be ‘shut down between Russell Rd. and Flamingo.’
  • Officer 159 reports that gunfire is coming from a window on the north side of the Mandalay, ’50 or 60th floor.’
  • Officer 179SE reports that ‘muzzle flashes are coming from the middle of the Mandalay Bay on the north side of the west tower by the casino on one of the middle floors.’

10:11 pm

  • Officer reports that he is on the 31st-floor of Mandalay Bay and that he hears automatic gunfire one floor above him on 32.
  • CP: All units be advised: Fully automatic fire from an elevated position, take cover.
  • Officer reports a flash emitting from about one-third to halfway up the tower of the Mandalay Bay.
  • Units on Las Vegas Blvd taking fire (subsequently directed not to proceed northbound.

10:12 pm

  • Officer 166 reports:’Gunshot victim at Gate 8.’
  • Officer reports: ‘One down with a gunshot wound to the leg on Reno and Giles, another female shot in the mouth.’

10:13 pm

  • Officer reports that 50-60 civilians are pinned down behind a wall at Mandalay Bay Rd. and Las Vegas Blvd. (Debris and bullets going over their heads.)
  • Control: ‘We got a gunshot victim at Gate 4.’ 

10:14 pm

  • Officer reports that the shooter is ‘on about the 15th-floor of the Mandalay Bay facing the lot.’
  • Report: An officer has been shot.
  • 067SE reports: ‘Multiple victims, shots fired right outside the medical tent.’

10:15 pm

  • Control 224: ‘New CP location will be South Central Area Command.’
  • Officer 169 reports that his team has reached the 32nd-floor of Mandalay Bay.

10:17 pm

  • Gunshot wound reported on officer “15820.”
  • Officer 751 reports: ‘It’s been a while since he heard any shots.’

10:18 pm

  • Control: ‘I got two gunshot victims at Gate 6 with gunshot wounds to the chest and head.’
  • Officer 769 reports: ‘We are taking fire from a very high floor […] it’s possibly coming from the Mandalay Bay on the boulevard side.’

10:20 pm


10:21 pm

  • Report of a male victim with a gunshot wound to the shoulder ‘going into terminal shock.’
  • Officer reports a ‘white car going the wrong way down Las Vegas Blvd. toward the Mandalay Bay.’

10:22 pm

  • Officer reports a ‘strobe light‘ coming from the ‘eastside’ of Mandalay Bay.
  • Officer 361 requests that a lieutenant set up another Command post on Las Vagas Blvd. and Tropicana.
  • Officer confirms: ‘Active shooter in room 32-135 in the Mandalay Bay’ (Paddock’s Room.)
  • 644D reports: ‘Multiple victims with gunshot wounds on the east side of the building at Reno just east of the boulevard on the east side of the church.’ Says that he has a “5-man team” with him to ‘provide cover for medical.’

10:23 pm


10:24 pm


10:25 pm

  • CP: “All units make sure that your vehicles are locked citizens are trying to go into them and grab shotguns.”

10:26 pm

  • CP: “We have units staging at the boulevard and Tropicana.”

10:27 pm

  • A report of multiple casualties “stage right on the concert floor.”
  • Traffic spotted headed northbound on Las Vegas Blvd.

10:28 pm

  • Temporary medical triage set up on the southwest corner of Tropicana and the boulevard.

10:29 pm

  •  A report that an officer located just north of “the event” suffered a “gunshot wound to the head.”
  • Reports of “multiple people running across runways” at McCarran International Airport. 

airport las vegas
McCarran International Airport (Screenshot via Google Maps)

10:31 pm

  • Officer reports a ‘black Chevy dually pickup truck headed the wrong way on the boulevard. “Ripped out of the parking lot,” as witnessed by another officer.

10:33 pm


10:35 pm

  • An “8-man element” clears the casino floor of Mandalay Bay.

10:40 pm

  • Pedestrian reports ‘older white male with black fatigues and a black bag went into a white motorhome by the Motel 6 (Corner of Cobalt and Tropicana on the south side.) Witnesses say he came from the area of the shooting.
  • East side of the lower roof cleared (Mandalay). Employees still on the upper roof.

10:42 pm

  • A civilian stole a patrol car.
  • Officer reports that he’s being ‘overtaken by citizens who are trying to take patrol cars.’

10:43 pm

  • Multiple casualties reported at Giles and Alibaba.

10:45 pm

  • Around 20 dead bodies reported in the venue.
  • Casualties reported inside the Mandalay Bay.


10:46 p.m.

  • Control: ‘Please be advised we have a suspect on the helipad.’

10:59 pm

  • Officer reports that a man in a maroon shirt and black short did not listen to his orders. He was headed to the Delano.

11:00 pm

  • Report of active shooters headed down the escalator from New York New York to the Excalibur.

[End of Transcript #1]


11:03 pm

  • Report: ‘Many subjects were down […] shooter at the front desk of New York New York.’


11:04 pm

  • Officer reports that a male suspect got out of a white Ford super-duty dually truck and ran north with a rifle and hid in the bushes. 20-30 years of age. (Transcript #3)

11:05 pm

  • Control: ‘Please be advised there is a woman with a gunshot wound to the head at the Tropicana.’ (Transcript #3)

[Begining of Transcript #2]

11:10 pm

  • Harrah’s is ‘Code 4’ (all clear.)

11:11 p.m.

  • ‘There are approximately 150 subjects sheltered in place inside the NYNY.’
  • Report: ‘Two shots have been fired on the casino floor (NYNY).’
  • Report: There are several subjects down at Zumanity (inside NYNY).

11:12 pm

  • Excalibur is clear.

11:13 p.m.

  • Tactical requests a strike team recover camera footage from NYNY to determine if the gunfire was a “diversion.”
  • Control: ‘Okay, now I am getting information of an active shooter at Tropicana.’

11:14 p.m.

  • Control: ‘Please be advised there is an active shooter at the Tropicana.’
  • Officer notes that multiple calls of active shooters may be diversions.

11:15 pm

  • ‘Suspect armed with a rifle’ (Bellagio).

11:16 pm


11:18 pm

  • Officer: ‘Bellagio is going to be negative for a 415A and that’s per security.’

11:19 pm

  • The third floor of the Mandalay Bay is clear.
  • Control: ‘Shots are being fired in the park area of New York New York.’

11:20 pm

  • (Officers reportedly breach suspect’s room)

11:21 pm

  • Officer reports: ‘Female wearing camo, Air Force related dress uniform, she has short blonde hair with a cover on braid — with another female wearing a black top and blue jeans — they took off running after they passed me.’

11:23 pm

  • Officer reports: ‘Newer model black Monte Carlo arrived at 22:13 (10:13 pm) at the valet in front of the Luxor. Four males got out.’ (Possible suspects)

11:26 pm

  • Officer reports: ‘Possible suspect in a trash can. An officer is pulling him out.’

11:28 pm

  • Officer: ‘Taking 3 into custody’
  • Officer: ‘2 females, possibly armed with weapons, they threw something to the ground.’
  • Person spotted ‘laying down by a power box.’

11:29 pm

[Transcript #3 starts here]


11:34 pm

  • Control: ‘A woman is calling in saying that a shooter is on the 7th-floor of the garage at the Mirage.’

11:40 pm

  • Medics report that they are taking fire at the Tropicana. (Transcript #3)
  • Zebra 20: ‘I have one suspect down.’

11:41 pm

  • Officer reports 1000-1200 people sheltered in place inside the Michael Jackson Theatre at Mandalay Bay
  • Officer reports ‘negative shots fired at the Tropicana.’ (Transcript #3)

11:43 pm

  • Officer reports 30 citizens sheltering in place at the southwest corner of the fairgrounds.

11:45 pm

  • Control requests update on ‘possible device at the Luxor.’ (Transcript #3)

11:46 pm


11:47 pm 

  • Floors 1-5 have been cleared at Mandalay Bay.

11:48 pm

  • Report of ‘a guy with a gun at the Paris. Security is trying to point him out but we can’t find him.’ (Transcript #3)

11:49 pm

  • Bellagio security confirms ‘negative shots fired. No one is going in and out and they are locking it down.’ (Transcript #3)

11:50 pm

  • Pavilion inside the Tropicana secured.

11:51 pm



11:53 pm

  • Officer reports that a ‘WFA grabbed a silver extinguisher and placed it behind a slot machine at 23:55 (10:55 pm).’
  • Officer: ‘We have intel — shots fired at Harrah’s. Need confirmation.’
  • Reports of shots fired at Planet Hollywood. (Transcript #3)

11:54 pm

  • Officers request that the Luxor be checked for ‘shots fired.’
  • Report: ‘Subject ran across the roof at the front of the Tropicana.’ (Transcript #3)
  • Strike Team 13 arrives at the Paris. (Transcript #3)

11:55 pm

  • Report: ‘Negative shots fired at New York New York.’ (Transcript #3)

11:56 pm

  • Zebra-Twenty finds a credit card in the shooter’s room which bears the name “Marilou Danley” on it. (Transcript #3)

11:58 pm 

  • Strike Team deployed to Harrah’s
  • Zebra-Twenty finds an address associated with the credit card and the suspect. “1372 Babbling Brook Court

11:59 pm

  • Report of a male walking into the Bellagio employee entrance with a rifle. (Transcript #3)
  • 4th-floor of Mandalay Bay is clear. (Transcript #3)

12:09 am (Oct. 2)

  • Officer gets a report of a ‘white male wearing a black t-shirt who is going into clubs armed with and clearing them out.’ Last seen at Chateau. 

12:11 am


12:17 am

  • Reports of gunshot victims at Reno and Giles
  • Officer: ‘One in custody at the Motel 6.’

12:18 am


12:20 am

  • Report of Active Shooter on 4th-floor of Mandalay.

12:21 am

  • Strike Team enters casino floor to sweep it (Mandalay Bay).

12:22 am

  • Report of a 413 (Person with a Gun) by the Motel 6 trailer unit

12:29 am

  • Officer requests a Strike Team to Gate 4 of the venue.
  • Officer: ‘We have a suspect who we are not yet able to take into custody.’
  • Strike Team 22: ‘We are in route.’

12:32 am

  • Report: Bally’s security saying they have one detained — saying that he was involved in this. Negative weapons were found on him.

12:33 am

  • Officer: ‘White male in custody at Bally’s, no weapon.’

12:36 am

  • Report: Encore and Winn on lockdown. No more areas of concern.

12:40 am

  • Zebra 50 requests that ‘6 EMTs meet Zebra units in the Mandalay Bay lower valet and team up with them to clear floors and assist with medical.’

12:43 am

  • ‘Reports of shots fired at New York New York’
  • Force Pro 6: ‘We don’t have any shots fired.’

01:01 am

  • Officer: ‘Vehicle at Luxor has been cleared. It is not a bomb.’

01:05 am

  • Officer reports that ‘most of the Tropicana is secure.’

01:06 am

  • More people found inside concert venue after it was cleared.

01:15 am

  • Officer: ‘People are still getting into the venue crime scene — lockdown the inner perimeter.’

01:29 am

  • Report: Woman claims to have video of a shooter.

01:41 am

  • Report: ‘2 WMA running northbound from Four Seasons’

01:42 am

  • Unit making contact with the 2 WMAs

02:23 am

  • The airport is open.

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