Sheriff now says officer fired weapon in Las Vegas gunman’s Mandalay Bay suite
BREAKING 911 reports:
NEVADA — A police officer ‘accidentally’ discharged a firearm in Stephen Paddock’s Las Vegas suite at the Mandalay Bay following the massacre, the Clark County Sheriff says.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal broke the story: The police firearm went off inside the suite sometime after officers made entry, the sheriff said. But the round or rounds were not fired in the same room where gunman Stephen Paddock was found dead with what has been described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“It happened and we’re investigating it, just like we do with any officer-involved use of force,” Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the news outlet. “Nobody was struck.”
On the night of October 1, 2017, Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured. A motive for the crime remains unknown.
The incident is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the United States.