Wounded Mandalay Bay Security Guard Gives 1st Media Interview On 'Ellen'

Wounded Mandalay Bay Security Guard Gives 1st Media Interview On 'Ellen'

Wounded Mandalay Bay Security Guard Gives 1st Media Interview On 'Ellen'

At moment I reported through my radio that shots had been fired, "said Campos". "I could feel them pass right behind my head. I went to lift up my pant leg and I saw the blood". "That's when I called it in on my radio that shots have been fired", he said.

For the first time we're hearing from the man who potentially helped save hundreds of lives during the Las Vegas massacre.

A hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people told a us television talk show on Wednesday that he heard drilling before the shooter began spraying a hallway with hundreds of rapid-fire rounds.

Even so, both he and Schuck did share their harrowing experience outside the shooter's hotel room. Police have changed the timeline several times of when Campos was shot by Paddock.

MGM Resorts owns the Mandalay Bay hotel, where Paddock shot Campos before he opened fire on country music concertgoers from his 32nd-floor suite and killed 58 people. Later, Sheriff Joe Lombardo said officers found 10 rifles in the gunman's room, where he checked in September 28.

Campos drew more attention last week when, without explanation, he skipped out on television interviews with Fox News and four other outlets, and fell out of contact with the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America union, which was helping him coordinate the appearances.

He was set to give five interviews, and then he just vanished.

Then Campos said he heard what sounded like drilling, which DeGeneres clarified was the sound of gunfire.

In his interview, Campos appeared nervous as he recounted the sequence of events that led him to Paddock's room.

Campos hid in a doorway and alerted his coworker Stephen Schuck, and a woman who came out of another room.

And with that, Campos and Schuck finished their recounting of events - a key part of the investigation into exactly what happened that awful night and why. He used the stairwells to get there, but couldn't get past a barricaded door and had to use the elevator.

But the first officers to get to the floor arrived 12 minutes after Paddock had launched his assault on the crowd - and two minutes after he had stopped shooting - raising questions about how quickly the hotel had informed officers on the scene about Campos' report. "And that's when more rounds were dispersed", he said. He told DeGeneres he believed Paddock was firing at him from behind his door.

"I want to say today that I don't think we've a good enough job recognizing him and his actions and for that I apologize", McMahill said at a press conference on October 6. However, Campos might have just needed some time away from the circus surrounding the situation.

"At the time, I thought it was a jackhammer", Shuck said, though he knew that didn't make sense. "That's when Jesus, he leaned out, and he said, 'Take cover! Take cover!' and yelled at me", Schuck recalled.

"Within milliseconds, if he didn't say that, I would have got hit", Schuck told DeGeneres.

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