A spokeswoman for the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Hotel, where Stephen Paddock set up a sniper’s perch and killed 58 innocent people October 1, does not agree with the official timeline of events authorities have provided.
Facing an onslaught of criticism and potential lawsuits, MGM Resorts International (which owns the hotel) is disputing the official police account, and is currently investigating on their own.
The statement came as police have made major changes to the timeline of the events surrounding the shooting. Among the major revelations from investigators is the admission that hotel staff encountered Paddock six minutes before the shooting started. Previously, it was stated that Paddock stopped shooting on the crowd to open fire through his room’s door and into the hotel hallway, hitting a security guard. Now, they say the shooting of the guard came six minutes before the shooting started.
MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Debra DeShong said Tuesday the company believes “what is currently being expressed may not be accurate.”
She didn’t elaborate, but the statement comes a day after Last Vegas police revised their chronology of events for the night of Oct. 1, when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and killed 58 people.
Meanwhile, FBI agents returned to a house in Reno owned by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock after local police determined someone had broken into the home over the weekend.
Reno police officer Tim Broadway confirmed Tuesday that police were called to the house early Sunday by a neighbor who noticed a light on inside the home in an upscale community on the edge of the Sierra foothills along Interstate 80.
Broadway says the officers discovered “someone had broken into the house” and immediately contacted the FBI. He says it’s not clear how the person or persons gained entry or whether anything was taken.
Broadway says they don’t have any suspects or descriptions of possible suspects. He told The Associated Press, “Nobody really saw anything, just a light was on with nobody in the residence.”
He says local police are working in conjunction with the FBI to make sure no one else enters the home.