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and we'll have those conversations down the road. today it is about the investigation and victims and survivors. thank you so much for your in sight into this investigation. and, again, that news conference set to begin any moment now on the investigation side of all of this. i'm brooke baldwin, thanks for being with me. jake tapper starts now. thanks, brooke. they have found even more weapons. but still no motive. "the lead" starts right now. breaking news, we are just now getting our first look at the las vegas killers hotel room. as investigators try to find out what possibly could have dprif ina high rolling retiree to become a mass murder. a man thought using a semi automatic weapon would not kill enough people. and rapid fire, just how was the las vegas killer able to turn arrive el into essentially ha automatic weapon. turns out all he needed was online access and 40 bucks. plus trump goes to puerto
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rico and gives his administration a plus for relief efforts. is the president seeing the real story of the misery there. good afternoon everyone, welcome to the "the lead." i'm jake tapper. we'll start with the national lead. any moment we'll see from las vegas that will brief the nation about the horrific massacre that left so many dead and injured. we are just now getting our first look into the assailants hotel suite at mandalay bay and what experts say is a one of 23 guns found in the room. this there remains so much we don't know about the horrific tragedy. primarily the motive. what made him want to kill. how did he get 23 guns into his suite without anyone noticing. and why target the people at this country festival?
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they are trying to look at the motive of the divorced twice. president trump will visit tomorrow. today he's in puerto rico after hurricane maria. we'll go there live after the show. but first let's go top cnn he's near the shooting scene. and martin, the images they give us insight into what happened sunday night. >> reporter: absolutely they do. depends how you are looking at it, whether you are looking at the human eye. you look at it and say this is the sniper's view and position and you see every bit of violence of those of law enforcement, security members trying to break in, that's obviously the door that shattered there and the hallway that has remnants of the violence, then you see the weaponry and realized the high power nature what he was using. you can see the shell casings gives you insight into the kind of weapon used and how many rounds were fired.
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and on top of that you look at the weapons itself and it's clear many are highly powerful with wounding people in excess of several with one bullet. tells law enforcement a lot. this was a man bent on mass murder. jake? >> another mystery is girlfriend of his. she still overseas? >> reporter: she was traveling offe overseas according to the authorities. her whereabouts said she was in the philippines. others says, no, she was passing through japan. authorities say she is not considered a suspect. and say she is on her way back to nevada. >> and what do we know about the money transfer? killer apparently sent $100,000 to the philippines? >> reporter: right. and that's about as much as we know. $100,000 was sent. of course you wonder why was
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that money sent? and more important when was that money sent? we don't know exact time frame. we don't know to whom it was sent. in other words, was he sending it to someone overseas? was it to pay for something or waiting? we don't know. but certainly it's significant. $100,000 sent overseas then you have this horrific act. police will be working to find out. >> in las vegas. thank you so much for us. let's turn to the victims. they were sons and daughters, mothers and father is, husband's and wives, sisters and brothers, friends. we are learning the names of the 59 innocent people killed in sund sunday's attack. cnn steve nye elum joins me now. says many families in las vegas has no idea of the missing loved
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ones? >> reporter: we have seen that played out. jake. people coming into the hospital hoping to find ouchlt they are directing everyone to the convention center. but people trying to help people that don't live here in las vegas find out what's happened to their loved ones. also talking about some of the ones that did lose their lives and some heroism. we do off duty police officer from san francisco here, etcheber with his wife stacey, told her to run. she lost her life in the attack. then there is also angela gomez of riverside, california, only 20 years old, 2015 graduate from riverside polly klaas, cheerleader there as well. and some people remembering her. her coach remembering her saying that she had her whole life ahead of her. so these are some of the stories of hero wiism and sadness mixed
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together here. >> and stephanie, you are at the medical center in las vegas, umc, only trauma center in nerve d.a. what do we see with any of the injuries? more than 500 injured and woupded? >> reporter: right. this hospital took in 104 patients and 12 patients that remain in critical condition. they did say the vast majority over 80% were gunshot wounds. but also people who have graze wounds or hit maybe with shrapnel, dealing with that, someone hit by a car. so a wide range of injuries that they've seen here. but they are seeing that the key part of how they were able to respond. and just to give you an idea of how quickly they were able to respond at this particular hospital, jake, many of them were actually hear at the hospital. the doctors were notified and here at the hospital before the bullets stopped even flying there at the concert venue site. so that's how quickly they were here and able to respond, even triaging outside of the hospital
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a bit until they could get all the gurneys in. and they had doctors assigned to those patients and continued to work with these patients. but i can tell you 40 patients so far have been treated and released from this hospital. >> and stephanie, i spoke with a survive or yesterday who said that in light of seeing the worst of america, this horrific shooter, this mad man, he also saw the best of america, people coming together, people helping each other, people banning together. people self leslie throwing themselves in front of bullets and being heros. what more do you know about stories like that? >> reporter: there is so much of it. you hear people saying they may have lost their hope for humanity after seeing something like this up close. and then just the very next day, having it restored because of the response that they have seen. from the lines around the blood banks, from the people who didn't even know the man that would stand in front of a woman he didn't even know and shielded here with his body. one woman said she doesn't know
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his name. doesn't know he's okay, if he lived or not. these are the kind of stories. and think about this, these are people who came out to have a good time at a concert, 22,000 people atta concert, third night of the concert, late at night, and in a split moment showed the character and stepped up to save people in that moment. so you see that from people at the venue, to the people who were hey we have a car and drive you to the hospital. people arrived here at the hospital in two ways. some people came from ambulance. then the next one is taxy or private vehicle. they are saying some people felt the need to get out and do something. i was standing out here while a guy came up from a sandwich, i ordered them, please deliver them to the nurses sfags. people have been delivering water a trying to help out while people are standing in line eight hours to give blood. you look at that and see humanity is vibrant and alive in the city in light of such a
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wounded. h here with me is one of the heros. he joins me now. shawn, thanks so much for joining us. first of all, how are you doing? >> i'm doing better today. it's been a long couple of days. >> i'll bet. and it's traumatic to go through something like this. were you wounded at all during the incident? >> no. all i have is cuts on my hands from helping people over fences. but, no. >> of course, it was a huge emotional trauma after surviving the worst shooting in modern history. tell us what you did after the first shots were fired and you w what you did. >> first time i thought it was fireworks. then second time i thought it was a speaker because i was right next to the left of the stage. i was there to see my friend dj silver up before jason aldean.
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i knew there were things happening when i saw the plifrps and horror on their faces and drawn guns. so i knew there had to be a shooter so i ducked down like everyone else at that time. and i was trapped. had no where to run. so started bringing people over the barricades. the 5 foot barricades they put over the stage and helping people get over that. and from there i was pushing people towards a back gate, towards the left of the stage. because i realized everybody was going out to the west, but only exit out of that was open at the time. but people were still getting shot at. so i was trying to get the group away from there. and i decided to get them in that back left-hand corner and had the shield of the stage at that particular time. and i was bringing people over the 7, 8 feet chain link fence to escape. and after that i was trying to get them to an area in a commercial area away from the
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main crowd. because i felt like we were a target with the main crowd. >> shawn, how old are you? >> i'm 45. >> and what in your background, if anything, led you to be one of the people taking command in such a situation and trying to help people, trying to help them get to safety, trying to help them clear a barricade, as opposed to running for your own life? >> well, once your adrenaline starts going, i want thinking about myself, i was thinking about how can i help, even though i was hearing gunshots go off left and right, any time it could have been me, that wasn't going through my head. i don't have any training, but my instincts took over, you know, how i was raised and where i'm from, it's something i've done in the past before and i was fortunate to get through that. >> it's something you have done in the past? >> i have done several things in the past, saved two cops lives
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from guys wrestling with guns, so not the first time i've got involved in something. i'm not the type of person that stands back and let's things happen. i'm a person that jumps into things. >> what do you do for a living, shawn? >> i own a hosting company, a vip promotional company in las vegas, nevada. it's like you service people and make sure they are taken care of. so if you want to say some sort of background, that's where i got a little bit of it from it. >> i don't know people doing hosting companies are naturally heroic, but certainly in your case. and when did you figure you could stop? when did you think, okay, i've done enough here? >> there wasn't a time where i felt like i did enough. because at the time we thought there were secondary shooters every where. so every where we ran for 20
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minutes, i mean we all felt like we were going to die at any second. so the only time where i felt relieved, once i got the people through a third fence, because there was an opening in a fence and everybody was trying to crowd through the fence, i calmed the people down and said, hey, let's be calm, let's get all through this together. and then we finally got through this other fence, got away from there, across the apartment complex near the tropicana and ran to the airport. at that time i crossed the road, hailed ha cab. when i got in the cab, the tax yes driver told me what happened there was a shooter at mandalay bay shooting at us from the festival. so by the time we got in the cab and away from the view, that's the first time in 20 minutes where i didn't think i was going to die. so that was the time where i felt like i was relieved. >> have you spoken since you helped escort and carry and save
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these people, have you spoken with any of them since? have you talked to any of them? >> i mean, no. because it wasn't like we had time to exchange names or anything. it was a rush so save our lives and help other people get out of there safely. so it was a mad panic. >> all right. shawn. >> i've never seen anything like that in my whole life. >> honor to talk to you. thanks for doing that. we'll go straight to the las vegas press conference right now. we'll get a briefing from them. let's listen in. >> good afternoon everybody. you are all aware of who i am clark county. there will be differences in this press conference. what i'll do right now, i think it's important to address the victim issues and resource issues we are experiencing so i'm going to key on that, on the original portion of this.
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and then subsequently commission commissioner sislaq will provide some acknowledgment and after that i'll come back to the podium and address the over all investigation, where we stand t and where we are going. now, referencing the investigation piece, i don't want to repeat of what i experienced yesterday. it's an ongoing investigation. so i'll be limited in the details that i provide you. but hopefully we can get through this with some mod a coupicum o decorum. so please don't rush me all at once when we get to the question phase i'll identify if you raise your hand. sound fair? all right. we'll get through this. okay. so as matters of formality, our department has worked through the night to identify haul the victims of mass shooting at the route 91 harvest festival. we have identified all about three victims. we still have an active scene at the grounds near mandalay, so we
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ask everyone to stay away. the fbi is working diligently to clear that scene. so the question is the fbi versus us. we have partnered with the fbi, as i said, from the very beginning of this, in the vet tive phase. the fbi has brought a large amount of resources out of washington d.c. to assist us with that. so the reason why the harvest festival was still in continuation of investigation is not only solely related to the removal of the victims, but is also documentation of the scene. so we are using the best practice technology to ensure that we have complete documentation. that's why it has taken a longer period of time associated with this. so we ask for everybody's patience. as far as las vegas boulevard,
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north and south, we anticipate to be open shortly, in the next few hours, to benefit with commerce and what we do as a community. all right. the key component here is resources and victim identification. so bear with me. i'm going to try to get through this the best i can. but the important piece is if you missed a number, we are putting up on lbmpd.com the next hour the listing of all numbers i shall provide you today and for people out in the public to contact us if they are lacking this or they don't see this broadcast okay we are asking for any one who might have information about the shooting in a criminal capacity or as a victim of the shooting to contact us via 311. if you are out of state, if you have left since the shooting and you have discovered you feel
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that you have become a victim or you realize you have an injury associated to it, we are still asking you to contact us, but the out of state number will be 702-828-3111. additionally, if you are local, and you have the ability to respond to a local substation, working police substation, locals are familiar with, you have the ability to file a report at that location. now, the family reunification, all that is occurring at the family resource center at the convention center located at 3150 paradise road. you can go there to file missing person report. you can go there to have contact with the coroner's office and go there to get answers to your questions as far as family reunification. the phone number if you have left the area is 1-866-535-5654.
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now we went through a little short process here recently where that number was down. we provided a separate number. but we will go back to that original number because we had the technical aspects of that fixed. so i want to be very clear on the difference. if you are reporting a crime or you feel you are a victim of a crime, 311 is your outlet or local police substation. if you are looking for victim information or family reunification, the family resource center on paradise road is your point of contact. now, personal property, we are getting several questions throughout yesterday and continuing today on people attempting to recover their personal property from the route 91 scene.
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we are working out the details of that. we are in the planning phase of that. and we will have an answer for that in the next couple hours. so lvpd.com will have an answer to that probably before we have another press conference, but we are working diligently to get individuals who left personal property at the scene back to them as soon as possible. i anticipate it will not take place at the route 91 location, but i do not want to give you furtherance of clarification at this point. so you will be provided that. the other issue is donations. as you can imagine, in any critical incident, the out pouring of support from private citizens, corporations, and everybody else associated with concern for the victims is overwhelming, and we appreciate that. but there comes a point where we can't manage it.
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now the red cross is unable to manage it. we are unable to manage it at the substations. so if it's hard goods such as water or canned goods or stuff that will not become perishable, three square, and catholic charities is accepting those donations, so except donations at that point. so areas -- and let me give you the addresses for those. so catholic charities is obviously 1501 las vegas boulevard north. and three square is located 4190 north pecos road. at this point i'll acquiesce to commissioner and he he'll give you an update on the donation phase of this as far as victim satisfaction. and i'll return and we will
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conduct a q and a associated with the investigation. commissioner. >> thank you sheriff. and we appreciate you being here today to give you an update and where we stand. the fund that the sheriff and i set up yesterday has surpassed 53,000, in excess of $3.7 milli $3.7 million as we speak. we need a lot more money. we have individuals more surgeries moving forward. i want to acknowledge individuals, not included in that 3.7 million. last night a private citizen contributed $500,000 to the fund. that is not included in that total this morning. wane and kathleen newton called me and they have donated $100,000 that is not included in that total. for those who want to contribute and don't want to do it on go fund me, you can make a check to las vegas victims fund and mail
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it to my office or the sher fif office. but i got off the phone with mgm international and the sheriff and i both spoke to jim, and obviously they have stepped up enormous manner with this community and everything that they continue to do and on behalf of mgm and over 50,000 employees, they have contributed $3 million to this fund. so we appreciate everyone's support. the donations from $5 to now $3 million. and there is a lot of need. and we are going to do everything we can to raise money for each of these individuals. so we appreciate you continuing to encourage folks. your viewers and readers to support the campaign. it's las vegas victims, either on go fund me, or you can make a check to las vegas victims fund. thank you all very much. thank you, sheriff. >> can you provide a time line of distribution? >> we are working through the idea of possible distribution that comes up. we already have some inquires. i think it's going to be a few
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days how we can coordinate how we can distribute money. right now we are not looking at the minor property backpacks shoes and phones. more major as it relates to surgeries, medical expense, funeral expenses, transportation and so forth. but we should have more details with you. we are working through the county office and sheriffs office to have something in the immediate future who they can call to start distributing the money that's the most desperate. so thank you very much. >> okay. just a quick synopsis of our current status of the investigation. i won't reiterate what we discussed yesterday and previous press conferences. but we have completed the investigation at the reno property and i'm sure the question will be presented what was recovered there. so there was numerous electronic items. additionally five handguns. and two shotguns.
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and a plethora of ammunition. so we have served search warrants at three separate locations, that would be the room at the mandalay bay, the mesquite location, and the reno location. additionally, we served a search warrant on the suspect's vehicle located at the mandalay bay. so i'm happy to answer any questions. yes, sir? >> can you be specific about the modifications to the weapons into ha automatic? what the conversions? >> the question was, what are the modifications associated with the weaponry? atf is participating in that evaluation. i can't give you an answer on whether any of them are automatic or not. but we are aware of a device called a bump-stock. and that enables an individual to speed up the discharge of ammunition.
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i don't want to give you any more details than that, but in partner with the fbi the atf are sending those weapons back east to the fbi crime lab for further evaluation. >> have you found anything else? >> yes, yes, absolutely. >> the girlfriend, has she given authorities about motive or anything? can you tell us that information? >> no, we don't have that information yet. but i'll assure you that the investigation with her is ongoing. and we anticipate some information from her shortly. >> yes, ma'am? >> do you have information with regards to $100,000 payment? >> no, ma'am, i do not. now, here you go. let's meet back up a little bit. there is a lot of information i do know. okay. but it's an ongoing investigation. and when i say i do not know, i may know, but [ laughter ]
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but as you can imagine in a criminal investigation, we want to ensure the continued safety of our community and that all of those questions are answered. and we, i assure you, this investigation is not ended with the demise of mr. paddock. >> could you give us an update, if there is an update, on the victims and the injuries? and also is there anything new in the involvement? are you making any progress on determining that? >> no. i'll answer your last question first. no. we are making progress. but i don't have complete answers yet. so i anticipate substantial amount of information to come in in the next 48 hours. hold on. let me finish the rest of this. as far as injuries, it goes across the board. coroner commented on that yesterday. we have trampled injuries.
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we have people trying to escape injuries of their own device. we have gunshot wounds. so if you are looking at total type of injuries associated with all the injuries in the people that died, it goes across the board. i can't give you a percentage associated with gunshot versus other types of injuries. >> are the numbers, the general numbers 59, have they changed? >> we believe the injury number has decreased slightly. and when i say slightly, maybe 20. because we had a double count count error occurring at one of the hospitals. but looking in close proximity of the number i provided you. >> were you aware. [ inaudible question ] >> i can't tell you her current wear bs right now. all i know is the philippines. and we are in conversation. >> is she a suspect?
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>> currently she's a person of interest. >> sheriff, who? >> the girlfriend. yes, ma'am? >> they have released photos that show the hotel afterthe s.w.a.t. team entered and guns inside. can you verify the legitimate of the photos? >> i can't tell you if they are. but what i i can tell you is i'm troubled by it. we have an investigation as we speak about how those photographs were obtained by the public forum. >> sheriff, can you talk about what was found inside that hotel room? specifically, the news is reporting there was a camera inside that room. was the gunman recording? was the gunman transmitting that video anywhere else? >> i'm not aware of any transmission. but there were cameras.
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there was cameras located inside of the room and inside of the room. along with the firearms. >> and he had set up how many cameras? >> i don't know what the specific numbers were. >> how many do you think? >> well, i anticipate he was looking for anybody coming to take him into custody. >> so you have a recording of him carrying out this carnage? >> no, that's not essentially what i'm saying. that is being evaluated. fbi took all digital and electronic evidence into custody. and we are evaluating. >> sheriff? >> yes, sir. >> [ inaudible question ] do we know if this man was targeting this tiki vent or did he have in mind perhaps another event that was going to be coming up in the las vegas area as a possible target? >> no, we haven't developed that yet. . i'll provide you that information at a later date. >> [ inaudible question ] >> we are una ibl to confirm
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that. >> we are unable to confirm that. >> sheriff, i have a question about. [ inaudible question ] . s.w.a.t. team hotel room. shots were reported until them [ inaudible question ] >> what's the clarity you are seeking? >>. [ inaudible question ] what time the shots rang out? >> we received the call at 10:08 p.m. the best of our estimates and video review, he continued to fire at a progressive successive rate for approximately nine minutes. as you can see by any video you see in the public space, it was hard to determine where they were coming from. once it was evaluated it was coming from the mandalay bay, as you can imagine howl hard it would be to pinpoint the room from the outside. officers subsequently formed up,
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teamed up, and moved over to the mandalay bay in order to locate and engage. but that was in conjunction with the mandalay bay security. now, this is an opportunity for me to tell you something. the mandalay bay security was fantastic. i don't want anybody assuming that they are unsafe by, you know, staying at one of their hotels. we would not have engaged this individual in the time lapse that we did without their assistance. we received information via their dispatch center and or their operation center, their call center from individuals staying within the mandalay bay that helped us locate where this individual was sequestered. hold on, i want to finish her question. all right. and so subsequently that takes time. as you can imagine, moving from the location of the event, deciding whether you are going
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to help victims evacuate, or you are going to destied whether ci are going to take charge and go engage this individual. so we have a lot of bifurcation of responsibilities in association, especially in a dynamic event. i want to say, kudos to those officers who got together and said this is what we trained for, active shooter, we are putting an element together, let's go engage this individual and locate them. okay. that's what we did. and when the security officer was engaged by the suspect, we backed off for immediate apprehension and s.w.a.t. team came in. >> [ inaudible question ] >> i have no idea. >> [ inaudible question ] >> absolutely concerned. the world has changed. and, you know, who would have ever imagine this situation. i couldn't imagine it. and for this individual to take it upon himself to create this chaos and harm is unspeakable.
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and, you know, we have to try to what if these situations at all points when we train, and make sure we have proper response, and i think we did a fantastic job. >> so mandalay bay security identified the room before s.w.a.t. arrived? >> no. well, yeah before s.w.a.t. arrived but not before my officers arrived. they were married or hand to hand with my officers when we maiden try over to the hotel. and it was a matter, if you recall yesterday i said between floor 29 and 32, and during that process of evaluating the floors, we received additional information where he was located and they immediately responded. >> sheriff. [ inaudible question ] >> i don't have that number for you. >> [ inaudible question ] response team came in? >> that's for us to evaluate in
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the investigation. >> [ inaudible question ] scattered throughout the venue. >> no, they were throughout the venue. even had some victims met their demise outside of the venue. and individuals who had been shot and they continued to run away and then they passed away several blocks from the venue. we also had very heroic acts of people attending the event. we have numerous videos depicting people attending, normal citizens, providing medical aid and providing transportation for victims to get to the hospital. >> sheriff. >> yes, sir. >> going back to the. [ inaudible question ] sounds like [ inaudible question ] how would you judge this man's
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preparation and determination to do this? >> i don't even need that bit of information to make a judgment. this individual was premeditated. obviously premeditated. the fact that he had that in his room it was preplanned. and i'm sure he evaluated everything he did in his actions, which is troublesome. i was hoping, you know, i pray that in these situations that a citizen, because we can't be at all places at all times, that a citizen sees something and says something, and we act on that. quite often what we experience in our line of work, a citizen thinks it's trivial and they say, no, i don't want to bother the police. we ask you to bother the police. because those individuals, especially housekeeping type individuals, or any cab drivers, anybody in the public space that can assist us, we ask them to call us. >> girlfriend had any knowledge?
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>> back here. >> police hear any shots any time during the. [ inaudible question ] >> during while he was discharging his weapons? we are not aware of that. no security guard or police other than the encounter at the room. >> can you expand on what went right? i know you practiced different scenarios. can you expand on what went right? >> you know what, i'm glad you asked that. because obviously people have the assumption things went wrong in this type of carne age i nag. but what went right is we saved lives. outside of what did occur, a lot more was prevented because of our police action in short time and private security action in short time to save some lives. >> sheriff, we have all. [ inaudible question ] . yesterday you said that there
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had been hotel staff inside that room during his stay. is that still believed to be the case? >> only thing i know at this point is room service was provided. >> sheriff, can i ask you, i want to clarify, do you believe you are going to find. [ inaudible question ] >> i absolutely believe that. >> girlfriend, do you know. [ inaudible question ] >> yes, i do. >> and why is fbi trying to bring her back? >> how do you know that's not occurring. >> i want to ask. >> that is occurring. >> sheriff. >> yes, ma'am. >> you are investigating. [ inaudible question ] last couple days. >> i'm so glad you asked that. no, i am. i'm not being sarcastic. we are doing good. i'm actually very proud of our people. i mean, this guy here is the local sack, aaron rouse in charge of the fbi.
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you know what's important, greg talked about this yesterday, chief of the clark county fire department. i'm telling you right now this jurisdiction has the best partnerships, i believe, in the united states as far as public safety. we would not be able to accomplish what we did, as you described in the last 4 eight hours, without that partnership. the fbi stepped into the plate to help us with evidence documentation and prosecution. the fire department, he didn't do a good job describing it yesterday, greg. the fire department in our jurisdiction marries with the police officer during the critical incident. i beg you to find such a robust operation in the rest of the united states. quite often what you observe in the public space is the fire department will wait until secured by public safety before aid is rendered. our primary mission is aid and the safety of the public. they took it upon themselves to train with us, to marry with us,
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and to go into the fray to assist the victims. if you look at the video, you quite often see individuals with helmets on and vests on, those are firefighters standing next to us. so i think it's very important for you to ask that question. it's very important for me to convey the answer. but next 48 hours we'll be able to tell. we've gone into incident management mode. so in other words people have to get sleep and nourished. because we don't want to make any mistakes in the investigation. >> sheriff? >> yes. >> do you have any indication. [ inaudible question ] what they are doing [ inaudible question ] >> we do have some information. i'm not at liberty to say at this point. there is the guy i was just talking about. make sure you get him on camera. all right. >> sheriff, have you been in communication with the philippine government to ask for
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cooperation of the whereabouts? >> yes, we have. >> a couple more questions. >> okay. before we get too long, tuc too contracted, i'll answer your questions, and then i want acknowledgment of the people standing behind me. as you can see its our congressional delegation and other public safety officials. and it's very hard for them to conduct federal government and local government while standing behind me. but i think it's important for you to realize their community support. and they want to be there amongst everything else they do to ensure that people understand we are bringing all resources associated with this to bear in order for success. go ahead, ken. >> first one is the follow up to the question. [ inaudible question ] camera on service cart in the hallway. >> i'll tell you what, i wish i
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had some of you on my investigative team, because it's amazing some of the information you come up with. but i'll confirm it, yes, one of them was on a service cart. >> is. [ inaudible question ] you talked about motive. you talked about premeditation. want to learn why he did what he did. videos, can you tell us number of interviews you'll have to do to do that? talked about reviewing cameras, videos, computers. who do you have to talk to? >> i'll give you a global answer on that. yes, yes to everything you said. yes, we are evaluating all that. i can't give you -- because the number is changing. it's fluid on the number of videos. just on body cameras we have over 67 videos we were evaluating. so you would say you had a lot more officers at the event than that, sheriff. you only had 67? no, not all officers are
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assigned cameras because they work in investigative and plain clothes, but we don't require them to wear body cameras during events. so we are evaluating the cameras as we speak, we have 90% of that done. but then we have all the common public space cameras we are evaluating. and i can't remember the rest of your question, i'm sorry. >> also talking about computers and his cameras is this. >> a lot of this you are probably saying it's 2017 why does it take so long. because it's evidentiary. we have to make sure we are crossing the is and crossing the t's. because you know there is criminal attorneys out there and a thing called a constitution. we have to make sure we are abiding by that. and have to ensure -- i don't know if we have possible future prosecution. you heard me say that we are comfortable that we have the suspect in custody.
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but something more may come of that investigation. and i want to understand the motivation that you describe, okay, to prevent any future incidents. and did this person get radicalized unbeknownst to us and we want to identify that source. >> [ inaudible question ] >> hold on a second then highly answer the present question. >> does the congressional support include gun control? >> that's not for this forum. that's a long contracted discussion. it's not for this forum. >> [ inaudible question ] president will be visiting tomorrow. any security measure the city is taking? and if you can tell us what the president's plan is in las vegas, how long heel be here for? i also know it's been reporting that heel meet with the local sheriffs. >> i'm the only one. >> and the mayor and governor. so could you please give us that. >> you are correct in who he is
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visiting. and it's a matter of secrecy and operation security that i can't give you his travel plans. and that will it be obviously provided in close approximaprox his arrival. >> [ inaudible question ] hospital? >> ma'am, i can't answer that question. because of operational security. but as you very well know, you have the resources to determine that upon his arrival. and i can't speak to what his agenda is. what i can tell you on part of your question was what is normal parrot a co protocol when the president or vice president or anybody of dignitary space of that quality, we ensure their safety by the joining forces, basically. it takes a great deal of resources to ensure the safety of the president. and we will provide that because
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of our public cooperation through nhp, north las vegas, henderson, boulder city, as you can imagine all the people will come to bear. now, an important piece on that is the president is visiting. route 91 investigation. and if tu recall, the police department, we have over 3.3 million calls a year that we deal with. so we have to continue with our investigations, our response, and normal police business in order to be successful. so i ask your cooperation. and don't get frustrated if i don't have a press conference every five minutes because i have a job to do and my folks have a job to do. so i want to thank everybody for attending today. and hopefully, hopefully as a result of your attendance and your broadcast, this investigation will be not as long as i want it to be. >> sheriff, you've been very transparent as --
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>> can you say that again? can you say it again, please? say it again, rachel? >> as a sheriff you have been very transparent about the tactics. [ inaudible question ] there was talk at the time about a delayed police response, trying to decide when to make entry. can you talk about the decision to make entry into paddock's hotel room? >> well, i'll not disparage another police department's response. but i'll tell you we quite often learn from what other people do. and everything we do is based on a self evaluation. and as a result what occurred in columbine, what occurred in sacramento, what occurred in boston, what occurred at the pulse nightclub, police response has changed. by the fact that the fire department is standing with us is monumental. okay. so we have found it's better instead of securing a perimeter
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and hoping the person doesn't continue to do acts of carnage associated with their actions, that even a small police response will stop the suspect's actions. and so to answer your question in reference to the mandalay bay, that training we were listening and paying attention. officers on their own without direction of a supervisor knew what they had to do. they came together, formed a team, made a response. and they didn't wait on s.w.a.t. okay. they said we have to stop. it's easy to say we are waiting on s.w.a.t. they are experts intact cal intrusion. but our officers took it upon themselves to act. >> [ inaudible question ] >> no. patrol officers evaluated floor by floor of the space between 29 and 32, where the suspect was, they formed the security, they
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evacuated rooms, and went around the perimeter of the suspect. by unfortunate acts of the suspect the security guard was engaged during that process. >> [ inaudible question ] was security guard in a company with officers? >> he was acting independently. he got separated from our team. >> sheriff, can i confirm real fast. yesterday [ inaudible question ] to the girlfriend in philippines? >> i'm comfortable saying she's located in the philippines. you know what, just so you know i'm not giving you bad info. >> i wasn't implying that. >> she was traveling. so subsequently we have determined her location. . okay, i'm sorry. and i know you have to give me some deference. i'm currently done answering questions. okay. so i want to thank you you. carla, do we have any idea on next conference time?
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hold on. that's not gospel. okay. she hasn't talked to me yet. i put her on the spot. but we'll anticipate 5:00. thank you. >> thank you, sheriff. you were just listening to clark county sheriff joseph lombardo updating the public on the massacre sunday night. they did not identify the motive. sheriff lombardo was asked did he believe they would be able to determine a motive. he said sabsolutely. we also learned call came in 10:08 p.m. continued to shoot for more minutes. they have identified all of the victims, 59 victims except for
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three, three people remain unidentified. 56 identified. that they searched the property, they found 5 handguns, shotguns and ammunition. he was not able to break down the injury count in terms of how many were bullet wounds versus how many were injuries from being trampled versus self inflicted wounds from jumping over a fence or whatnot. about the girlfriend of the shooter, he called her a person of interest. he said that they were in conversation with her. that she is in the philippines. and then also intriguingly that the shooter had cameras set up both inside and outside the room. the fbi is evaluating what is on the cameras. the sheriff said he was not aware of any transmission of images of the shooter. but he said that was all being evaluated by the fbi. i want to bring in cnn correspondents that are in las
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vegas for us covering the story. martin, what stood out for you most about what we learned from sheriff lombardo? >> a couple of things, the girlfriend went from a cooperating person to now a piano of interest. that does seem to be a little bit more closer towards someone you want to question thoroughly. she's in the philippines. that raises the question of, well, is this a coincidence she was traveling to the philippines. or was there some kind of plan. because we already talked about, and i believe the sheriff was asked, monetary transfer of 100,000 to the philippines so you add up and seeing these threats coming together. and other thing that was troubling he was asked those pictures that we've now seen of the weapons on the carpet there and the doorway, were those legitimate photos. the sheriff wouldn't confirm that, but then he said it's very very troubling to see those. so in a way that's an in direct confirmation.
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and then he also mentioned cameras. authorities believe the cameras were set up in a way the suspect could see their approach. that kind of methodical planning, that kind of detail in a shooting, in a mass murder, is something we have not seen. and that just increases the level of how bad. >> all right. martin, thank you so much. stephanie, the sher tive said of the 59 victims, three remain unidentifi unidentified. this is what we were discussing earlier in the show. some families there looking for loved ones and have not been able to find them chblt we know three families like that at least. >> reporter: right, and that's part of it. also interesting to note they said the number of injured, he said it would go down maybe 20s, because doubt count at one hospital. but other thing he did say as well if you left the city and were injured, they still want to know about it. they still want to know if you think you have an injury that was related to what happened at that concert that they still
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want to hear from you. the other thing that he said that really stood out to me too is he does credit the mandalay bay security for helping them pinpoint who this person was and where he was in the hotel. and he says that that really helped the police find this man and bring him down. >> yeah, they said they learned from other incidents dating all the way back to columbine. i want to go now live to sarah murry she's live in san juan puerto rico and sara the president is heading from puerto rico to las vegas tomorrow. what are we expecting from that trip? >> reporter: well, that's right, from one sort of tragedy set of circumstances to another. today president trump said he wanted to pay his own personal respects to the victims and to their families in las vegas. and that's why he's going there. obviously he and the first lady have already sent his condolences. he says they will -- >> obviously having transmission issues with sarah murry. horrible day with a lot of
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