The house always takes a share, and maybe that's what happened to that missing six minutes.
The latest reports about the massacre at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, on October 1 tell us that Mandalay Bay hotel worker warned of shooter before Las Vegas massacre. Excerpt:
Police said Monday they believe gunman Stephen Paddock shot a hotel security guard through the door of his suite six minutes before he unleashed a barrage of bullets into the crowd of concert-goers, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more.
The injured guard used his radio and possibly a hallway phone to call for help.
That account differs dramatically from the one police gave last week when they said Paddock fired through the door of his room and injured the unarmed guard after shooting into the crowd.
A different version of the story appears in Who Is Jesus Campos? Las Vegas Security Guard Raises New Questions About Shooting. To wit:
But now, questions have been raised after Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo revised the timeline and said Campos had actually been shot about 9:59 p.m.—a full six minutes before the mass shooting began at 10:05 p.m.—which means the guard could have instead led Paddock to start opening fire on the crowd for fear of being caught.
If their clocks were accurate, that appeared to be a significant gap between the time hotel workers became aware of the problem and the police entering the shooter's room. Obviously we don't know all the facts. But I suspect there's a good chance the clocks at the hotel were not in sync with the police time pieces. Unless they were radio controlled clocks, they would have to be kept accurate manually. Someone may have skipped a day or two of setting the clocks.
But in any event, the police seemed to have trouble finding the shooter's room in spite of all the facts known to Campos and the other worker, Stephen Schuck. If they were acting under instructions to keep all problems with high rollers in-house, then there's a problem that really should be corrected.
4:14 PM 10/11/2017