Harrowing Footage Of Las Vegas Shooting Released

Amidst rounds and rounds of automatic gunfire, officers can be heard telling people to hide from gunfire.

What you need to know
  • Las Vegas Police have released hours of footage from the night of the deadliest mass shooting in US history
  • Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of music festival attendees from his hotel window on the Las Vegas strip in October last year
  • He killed 58 people and injured 500 more

Las Vegas Police have released footage from the body cameras worn by officers responding the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

The records consist of more than 20 body camera videos and about 500 audio files from the night of the attack, which left 58 concertgoers dead and injured more than 500 others.

Bursts of rapid gunfire are heard as officers attempt to direct people out of the line of fire.

"As long as you cannot see the Mandalay Bay you guys are good, he's up in the Mandalay Bay," an officer can be heard telling a group of people.

"There's only one guy?" a man asks with surprise.

"I don't know, we don't know," the officer responds.

An officer and his partner can also be seen taking a woman to hospital, while another victim has a belt strapped to her leg as a makeshift tourniquet.

It is the sixth periodic release of documents, video and audio collected by authorities following the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip last year.

Authorities say the gunman, Stephen Paddock, planned the attack from his room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino meticulously and acted alone. Police found 23 firearms in his room, including AK47s, a Colt AR-15 and three FN-A5 rifles, which he used to open fire on tens of thousands of people attending the country music festival.