October 4, 2017 8:02 am
Updated: October 4, 2017 8:22 pm

Las Vegas police release chilling bodycam footage of mass shooting

ABOVE: Bodycam video released by Las Vegas police show officers taking cover, helping civilians when Stephen Paddock opened fire on crowds of people at country music festival.

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released body camera video showing the chaos of the massacre as officers tried to figure out the location of the gunman who opened fire on 22,000 people at a country music festival Sunday.

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The three-minute video was released Tuesday evening, showing only a mere glimpse of what officers saw that night when Stephen Paddock fired down at the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

At least 58 people are dead, including four Canadians, and just under 500 were injured.

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The video shows police ducking behind a wall when they heard the sound of the gunfire.

“Hey you guys, get down. Go that way,” one officer shouted at civilians. “Get out of here! There are gunshots coming from over there, go that way!”

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Amid sirens and sounds of gunfire, police attempted to find out where the shooting was coming from.

“Hey they are shooting right at us guys, everybody stay down, stay down,” an officer shouted.

“It’s north of Mandalay Bay, coming out of the window,” one officer said.

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Police stormed the hotel room perched above the strip and found Paddock dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police found 23 guns in the room.

Authorities say the Las Vegas shooter had set up two cameras in the hallway to keep an eye on any police or security. He also placed a camera in the peephole of his room, Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill told reporters Tuesday evening.

READ MORE: The search for Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock’s motive

Police are still searching for a motive and investigators are now taking a harder look at the shooter’s girlfriend and what she might have known about the attack, with the sheriff naming her a “person of interest.”

Marilou Danley returned to the United States from the Philippines Tuesday night and was escorted by authorities for questioning, unnamed sources told CNN.

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