Wide-eyed cops clung to a section wall for cover, desperately trying to find the source of a lethal accost of bullets, according to police footage of the Las Vegas attack’s first minutes.
They yelled “get back, get down,” to confused concertgoers as apart sirens approached, the footage shows.
“Get out of here, there’s gunshots from over there,” the officer bellowed, indicating at a man. “Go that way.”
Another turn of fast gunfire interrupted his warning.
The footage regularly bobbed up and down, moving with the officer as he appearance over the wall at the soaring Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino — where shooter Stephen Paddock was unleashing ruin onto thousands of concertgoers below.
Paddock continued fired rounds for 9 to 11 minutes, Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill pronounced Tuesday night.
McMahill narrated several clips of the pell-mell footage during a press conference.
The 4 officers in the first video trafficked together next to the sheltering wall, flitting fearful bystanders along the way.
The cop urged them to “stay down.”
Another clip McMahill shared shows the moment an officer was shot. He and other members of law coercion were hunkered down next to a cruiser on Las Vegas Boulevard.
The physique camera footage then shows a cop revelation a man to get back, a apocalyptic authority he emphasizes by retaining his black shirt from country thespian Jason Aldean’s “They Don’t Know” tour.
McMahill did not brand the officer that was shot in the video and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not respond to a ask for comment.
Another video was vaporous by a yellow vest worn by an officer, but McMahill pronounced he was station over a lady on the ground.
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