Harrowing Police Dispatch Audio Details Hunt for Vegas Killer: 'We Need to Stop the Shooter'
The audio paints a picture of the Mandalay Bay hotel as police closed in on Stephen Paddock.
Dramatic police radio dispatches in the aftermath of the horrific Las Vegas massacre have been released that detail a relentless search for the killer.
In one audio clip, a SWAT team member can be heard as they close in on the gunman, Stephen Paddock, 64, on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.
“We can’t worry about more victims," the officer can be heard saying in an audio clip. "We have to stop the shooter before he has more victims."
In another clip, the SWAT team can be heard discussing with a dispatcher how they were planning to close in on the shooter.
“I am inside the Mandalay Bay on the 31st floor. I can hear automatic fire coming from one floor ahead. One floor above us,” one officer said.
“We are coming out on the 32nd floor. Just about a dozen officers,” another stated just as they went and breached into Paddock’s room to take him down.
Paddock was found dead by police. He had killed himself as cops closed in.
Nearly every moment of Sunday’s horrific attack was caught on video.
Country music star Jason Aldean ran from the stage as gunfire rained down on 20,000 fans in one video.
In another clip, revelers were seen fleeing for their lives. The folks who filmed the clip from a balcony had to dive for cover.
Another video showed the terrifying scene on the ground where people huddling for cover, keeping their heads down.
Attorney Brian Claypool was at the concert and spoke to Inside Edition about what he experienced.
“It's pot luck, whoever lives or dies," he said.
A passing SUV was commandeered to take some of the wounded to the hospital.
Two blown out windows can be seen in the corner suite of the Mandalay Bay hotel, where Paddock was perched during the shooting. The windows don't open so police say he smashed them with a hammer.
Cops say they found 19 weapons and two firing platforms in the room. Cops say he also positioned a surveillance camera to warn him of police.
The famous Vegas Strip was on lockdown in the aftermath of the shooting but much of it has since reopened.
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