Las Vegas shooting massacre: Muzzle flashes from Mandalay Bay hotel

There are people who say the automatic-weapon fire that killed 58 and wounded 500+ concert goers in Las Vegas on the night of October 1, 2017, did not come from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, where police and FBI say  lone gunman Stephen Paddock had a suite.

Here’s a video, uploaded to LiveLeak, which was taken right outside and below the Mandalay Bay hotel on the night of the shooting.

https://www.liveleak.com/ll_embed?f=295176aafeca

The video shows flashes from the window of a top floor of the 45-stories Mandalay Bay hotel, beginning at the 2:21 mark and ending at the 2:22 mark.

Here’s a screen shot I took at the 2:21 mark of the video. I’ve circled the flash in yellow:

The flash appears to have come from the left broken window on the 32nd floor, as shown by this side-by-side comparison of the screenshot from the video (left) and a daylight view of Mandalay Bay showing two broken windows on the 32nd floor (right).

But wait!

The screenshot from the video has the words “Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino” at the top of the building, but the daytime view has just the words “Mandalay Bay” on top.

I’ve scoured the net for photos of the exterior of Mandalay Bay. In every photo I’ve seen, the hotel has just the words “Mandalay Bay” at the top, not “Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino”.

As Alice in the Wonderland would say: “Curiouser and curiouser!”

The video also shows that after the last volley of automatic rifle shots ended at the 2:55 mark, there was silence, until the 3:25 mark when a single-shot is fired, followed by a second single-shot 10 seconds later at the 3:35 mark.

Reportedly, an unarmed Mandalay Bay security guard named Jesus Campos was the first to take on gunman Paddock on the 32nd floor, and was shot in the leg by Paddock firing through a door. Was that the first single shot heard at the 2:55 mark in the video?

Was the second single-shot 10 seconds later the shot that killed Paddock?

update:

A reader pointed out that what I mistook for the façade of Mandalay Bay hotel is actually a very large advertisement. (Face palm)

But then that raises another question — why would an advertisement emit muzzle flashes?

Update (Oct. 9):

Thanks to a brilliant FOTM reader, MomOfIV, the mystery is solved.

The “Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino” words are on top of an ad in a bus stop right beneath the hotel. The flashes must then be reflections of muzzle flashes originating from the hotel. In the pic below (from Google Map), I’ve circled in yellow the bus stop ad.

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~Eowyn

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34 responses to “Las Vegas shooting massacre: Muzzle flashes from Mandalay Bay hotel

  1. Wow, you have great eyes, Dr. Eowyn. This is strange, do they think everyone is stupid? And why would they send an unarmed security guard to confront someone that has been firing a machine gun through his window?

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    • “why would they send an unarmed security guard to confront someone that has been firing a machine gun through his window?”

      Indeed! And why would unarmed Jesus Campos be so stupid as to do that?

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  2. “I’ve scoured the net for photos of the exterior of Mandalay Bay. In every photo I’ve seen, the hotel has just the words “Mandalay Bay” at the top, not “Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino”.”

    Looks to me that the video at 2:21 is of the advertising facing the Mandalay Hotel. That’s where the extra words are from.

    Cheers

    Roger

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  3. NaturalBoredCitizen

    My first impression of the obviously draped banner that was covering the Mandalay Bay permanent sign that is then gone in the midst of this insane calamity could only have been used somehow in this crime. Any one involved in this investigation that hasn’t asked exactly how, when and WHY was this banner removed from a crime scene? Was is used to conceal something like a sniper or snipers? Has a complete exam of the regular sign and the roof been done? Where is the banner now? This must be some really really really important banner to remove in the middle of mayhem and it’s just beginning investigation.

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  4. Here’s a video that appears to show people already running away before any shots were fired. Notice the two women crouched beside a car; they are smiling…doesn’t look like they are afraid to me.

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    • I think you’re on to something here. At least two of those girls were laughing. Notice that they reach a point, by the arrow on the ground, where they start simply sauntering along even though you can hear the automatic fire.

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      • Duping delight? They might be kinfolk of Robbie Parker! 😁

        It sure looks like the people in that video are merely acting. My husband and I keep trying to figure it out. It’s almost like different layers of one movie spliced together, then an audio track added to it. That’s all I can come up with. You see groups of people that we are told are concert attendees listening to the music when the gunfire starts. Some react and start ducking or running, but others standing right by them have no reaction at all. That doesn’t make sense to me.

        Have you seen the videos of two of the “heroes” , a black guy and a white guy? The white guy claims he threw injured people over a fence and drove them to the hospital. The black guy claims he saved people, but he was shot in the neck and was rescued by an off-duty cop. But there doesn’t seem to be even a scratch on his neck. He does his darnedest to whip up a few tears during the interview but fails miserably. 😢

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    • yeah, aldean took off pretty fast as well…he was on the stage for 15sec and then disappeared

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  5. Please take the time to watch this one. It’s worth it. If the rate of sustained fire is correct, and it seems to be, the guns would have had to be liquid-cooled military hardware:

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  6. The flashes in your above video are coming from one of several, smaller multi-level structures in the Mandalay complex, and not the main building. Those flashes are from a building much smaller than 32 floors and much closer to the street where they are being videotaped. Here are similar flashes from the main building of Mandalay Bay well below the 32nd floor:

    Either there was a flickering light that seems to look like and coordinate with the machine gun fire, or there were 2 shooters. I’m not a coincidence theorist!

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  7. POLICE AUDIO stating that there is probably another shooter on the FOURTH FLOOR (corroborated by the video clips); i.e., a CONSPIRACY:

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  8. with all the casino’s cameras and video shot, forensic evaluation to see if the bullets came from the weapons the shooter had or didn’t have they can’t figure this out or even are sure if there was another gunman let alone capture him

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  9. UPDATE:

    Thanks to our brilliant MomOfIV, the mystery is solved.

    The “Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino” words are on top of an ad in a bus stop right beneath the hotel. The flashes must then be reflections of muzzle flashes originating from the hotel. In the pic below (from Google Map), I’ve circled in yellow the bus stop ad.

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  10. more observations/questions:
    6:01 – 2 people are standing at the bus stop while everyone else is crouched on the ground

    6:17 – the guy who recorded the video says “my car is over there on that side” and points to the other side of the street in the opposite direction from where the bus is going. he stated earlier he was there for the concert.
    call me crazy, but if you believe you have just been fired upon or in the middle of a shootout why would you get on a bus and go in the opposite direction of your car….why not wave one of the police officers down and ask for an escort so you can get in your car and leave?
    why didn’t the cops completely clear the area instead of leaving bystanders at the bus stop during an, alleged, shooting?
    why do the cops allow other cars and buses through if someone is shooting at people?…it’s supposed to be a crime scene area

    7:32 – “you can see glass falling from the building”…how? she can see glass falling from 32 stories up from a bus stop that is a few hundred feet from the hotel at midnight? the shooter, allegedly, broke the glass before the shooting even started
    7:35 – “there’s somebody getting arrested over there”…who was arrested during the shootout?…the gunman, allegedly, committed suicide inside his hotel room.

    also, there was a concert (or “harvest” as vegas calls it with the red baphomet sign nearby…creepy) that had thousands of people attending and no one, except the few people at the bus stop, was on the street during the shooting?
    the people in the video, more than once, pointed out that the shots came from the top of the building….

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  11. Also, in the Live Leak video, the people are smiling and even laughing. They don’t act like people who are in fear of someone firing from a building they are standing close to.

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  12. Here is a vid. of a young man and his GF that were at the concert. It is long,but very good. The goose bumps on my arms say it’s 100% correct.

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  13. I am very sorry, I neglected to add a language alert to the above video.

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  14. Young man speaks about the fireworks,then shooting at the Tropicana after meeting up with a very calm man with a suitcase, then more muzzle flash coming from a NY NY casino. Lots of info. the guy has great recall.

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  15. “Vegas shooter’s hotel room tour before shooting”

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