How the Las Vegas Gunman Planned a Massacre, in 7 Days of Video | NYT - Visual Investigations

  • Published on Mar 22, 2018
  • Using exclusive surveillance footage obtained from MGM Resorts, we pieced together the last days of Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas gunman. He plays video poker, laughs with hotel staff and hauls bag after bag of weapons into his suite.
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  • The New York Times
    The New York Times  Year ago +2239

    In October, we pieced together 30 videos to understand how the Las Vegas Massacre unfolded:

    • Rkeshy
      Rkeshy Day ago +1

      Paddock's motive is terrorism duh!!

      STRIKEGANG 9 days ago

      Tbh the cameras not to bad they’re probably just dirty

    • Brian Domijan
      Brian Domijan 11 days ago

      wow, interesting point for sure......hmmmmm

    • Jorge Castro
      Jorge Castro 13 days ago

      The New York Times
      No one trust your Jewish news paper.

    • Steve Lien
      Steve Lien 25 days ago

      whataqtify if you’re wrong, what harm have you caused? Um...spreading misinformation. If someone makes up rumors about you, they could affect you in many negative ways. Regardless if the rumors are true or complete nonsense. You can have theories, but just be more cautious of ur audience. Conspiracy theorists might take it to heart.

  • alex gad
    alex gad 18 hours ago

    Anyone here after the new Zealand terrorist attack

  • geno neutrino
    geno neutrino 20 hours ago +1

    Yup definitely won't see this in a PUNK ROCK show.

  • Umer Rock
    Umer Rock 21 hour ago

    What? Silent killer.....

  • Rkeshy
    Rkeshy Day ago +2

    Paddock's motive is terrorism duh!!

  • Checkerzzz gaming Hi

    Terrorist Islamic group they dine with the rich people

  • H Ibrahim
    H Ibrahim Day ago

    White man gunman, brown man terrorist😑

  • Dia Ayala
    Dia Ayala Day ago

    I’m so disgusted. How could someone plan something like this. Is your life that miserable? You killed a lot of people and injured hundreds this is just pure evil. He brought so many suit cases into the hotel I mean my God smh!!!!!!

  • Eugene Powell
    Eugene Powell Day ago

    Paddock didn't shoot anybody he was a patsy there was gunfire coming from different places multiple shooters just watch the different footage from that night

  • Alish Hernandez
    Alish Hernandez Day ago

    What did the suitcases have?

  • Theo Fulk
    Theo Fulk 2 days ago

    Suitcases do not actually equate to "guns"----- The gun cases, made from Cardboard, can not be made small. SOMEONE ELSE brought those, because all of his bags shown are TOO SMALL. He is CIA, and his cover is selling guns-- he's set up as a patsy, and the rest of the Black Op with helicopters and other shooters with Blanks or rubber bullets answers the rest of a SMOKY FRAUD.

  • Theo Fulk
    Theo Fulk 2 days ago

    If they helped him move bag after bag, why do they NOT SHOW SOME FOOTAGE THAT MIGHT RESEMBLE SOMETHING LIKE GUNS ? None of these suitcases have the length that the cardboard, FULL LENGTH BOXES FOR THE GUNS ! NEITHER DO WE "have any idea what they were taking to his room"--- but you BAIT PEOPLE TO CONCLUDE "guns!" without any proof. FRAUD. Patsy.

  • Niah J .
    Niah J . 3 days ago +4

    God Bless, those who passed & there family, Rest In Peace Amen 🙏🏾💗

  • Ronald J. Sabibno, Jr.

    All to convenient. My money says he was dead before the massacre begain. More

  • nadea rahma
    nadea rahma 3 days ago

    "gunman" good label!

  • Stevecap_89
    Stevecap_89 3 days ago

    this is why I never attend places of mass gathering. Always keep a low profile and never do anything to bring unnecessary attention to myself. Play it smart and let stupid people get shot by mass shooters

  • Carew Martin
    Carew Martin 3 days ago

    I really wish the media wouldn't name reprehensible wastes of flesh like this guy, keep them faceless, nameless anonymous nothings because that's what they deserve

  • James McClaren
    James McClaren 3 days ago

    The New York lies magazine

  • thom abbott
    thom abbott 3 days ago +1

    You forgot to tell us how he locked the adjoining room door between the suites from the other side and why the dead body has no tattoo on his throat in the crime scene pics. This is either complete bait click garbage or a shill. Liars, the lot of ya!

  • Jaden Bradford
    Jaden Bradford 3 days ago +2

    So scary, I was at life is beautiful Sunday night, I couldn't even imagine. My prayers go out to the families of the lives lost at the route 91 festival

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  • Jay Dot
    Jay Dot 4 days ago +1

    It was a arms deal gone wrong do your research on Stephen Paddock. don’t believe everything the media speed it’s not so cut and dry... The alphabet agency has history on making situations seem like something else to avoid what it there involvements rabbit hole.

  • J B
    J B 4 days ago +1

    Such a stupid expensive hotel 🏨 without safety and gun alarm sensors !!!

  • RJ Gonzalez
    RJ Gonzalez 4 days ago

    BUILD THAT WALL !!!!!!!

  • Moynul Haque
    Moynul Haque 4 days ago +3

    May God protect every human being all over the world. We do not want to see any more dad or mom to cry for their children and no children cry for their parents.

    SIC DETAILING 5 days ago +2

    first light bulb ... why would one man need so many bags. bringing them in on different days.

  • Youman 2201
    Youman 2201 5 days ago +10

    Anyone here after the New Zealand attacks?

  • Dustinnicholas
    Dustinnicholas 5 days ago

    Stop telling this bs story. We all know the truth....

  • A R T
    A R T 5 days ago

    WHy does NYT use censorship to block my COMMENTS , my COMMENTS are all BASED ON the FACTS WHICH everybody can check for themselves. AMAZING that a NEWSPAPER USE CENSORSHIP !

  • bernardmailmantv
    bernardmailmantv 5 days ago +1

    He should have killed isis extremist instead.

  • TTV
    TTV 5 days ago

    But why...

  • christoffer Gustavsson

    Kinda strange news like this got forgotten but not when religion involved haters need to be aware white ppl also kills. Kinda wroung blame a whole religion like some do.

  • Leadwings6004
    Leadwings6004 5 days ago

    Bro this guy sounds like Daithi de nogla

  • Inori Chan
    Inori Chan 5 days ago +11

    Anyone else tired of reading the comments like "How come no one noticed all those suitcases?" or "How come no one was suspicious?"

    Have no idea how the world works ;-;

  • Ramon Ggg
    Ramon Ggg 6 days ago +1

    False flag

  • DaRock Obama
    DaRock Obama 6 days ago

    I like how u add up the bags like he's not bringing back the ones he leaves with

  • DaRock Obama
    DaRock Obama 6 days ago

    I still feel like this is b******* there's no way he was working alone.

  • DJ Metro
    DJ Metro 6 days ago

    I bet he just tried to shoot the musicians at the festival.... like have you heard the music? ugh

  • Wilfried007
    Wilfried007 6 days ago +2

    not blaming anyone but his suite had been cleaned in the 6 days he was there... cleaning staff didn't notice anything up there?

  • Mr Mobile god
    Mr Mobile god 6 days ago

    Definitely a sick man

  • S Li
    S Li 6 days ago +1

    NRA or Nuts Rifle Association Republicans will never have a problem with this massacre. But a women's pro-abortion Constitutional rights to choose... they run around like chicken little AKA henny penny.

  • Brad Kynoch
    Brad Kynoch 7 days ago

    Biggest shooting in American history and the only witness is not allowed to speak to anyone except Ellen on her comedy show ..under guard just incase he started telling the truth they could drag him out and cut an ad break ..
    crisis actors been shoot 3 times in the chest with machine gun .. next day he sitting up in bed with bandage across his chest having interview 😂😂
    This is why mainstream media want to get rid of social media , etc etc etc ,, so it’s easier to brainwash Society, harder for them to lie .it all about greed , power , pushing their political agendas.

  • manofsteel
    manofsteel 7 days ago

    Don't casinos have better surveillance then airports? All those suitcases and he forgot to pack another pair of clothes apparently. Guy was wearing the same clothes for 2 weeks straight, it seems like. Lol come on man they really need to improve these hoaxes. I mean sandy Hook was a mess, definitely not a Steven Spielberg gem. These dummies even used Patrick star as the Doctor for the press conference.

  • seyar hamidi
    seyar hamidi 7 days ago

    White race is evil

  • JBA
    JBA 7 days ago

    White terrorist

  • Jake Johnson
    Jake Johnson 7 days ago +1

    That's not called a gun stand

  • Pusteblume
    Pusteblume 8 days ago +1

    That looks like an movie. Discovering all the myths and actions of this guy. And even the cameras of the casino have a bad quality. This gives you a feeling as if you are a detective

    • 392Shaker
      392Shaker 7 days ago

      You wanna be a detective, watch the videos on youtube showing muzzle flashes from rooftops and other windows and hear the sounds of simultaneous automatic gunfire coming from different locations. Furthermore, do you see 1,000+ casings on thee floor? Nope, you do not. NNDEERRRRRRRRRR I WATCHED THE NY TIMES PROPAGANDA VID SHOWING SOME GUY WALKING AROUND THE HOTEL WITH A LOT OF LUGGAGE HE MUST HAVE DONE ALL THAT SIMULTANEOUS SHOOTING FROM DIFFERENT LOCATIONS CUZ THE GOVERNMENT NEVER LIES. I R DETECTIVE!!

  • Checkerzzz gaming Hi

    Face looks up next guy isn't his brother next video is the shooter that's still alive free and Rich

  • America First
    America First 8 days ago

    There's no way a car filled with Ammo and Guns is that easily spun around by a Bellman, complete BS

    • nik c
      nik c 6 days ago

      Those wheel bearings

  • Alessandro De Marchi

    I’m sorry but hasn’t any cleaner seen the weapons in his rooms?!

  • syamil al fatih
    syamil al fatih 8 days ago

    Gunman??.. He is Terorist!!!

  • Strangetrack8
    Strangetrack8 8 days ago

    I think he was gambling so much in case he won a lot of money, if he had won a lot of money he wouldn’t have done the shooting

  • Infostuff
    Infostuff 8 days ago

    No!! he was a terrorist who killed many innocent souls! Why only use the word Gunman for him, why not terrorist? WHY

    • EJ
      EJ Day ago

      Look up the definition for Terrorist

  • Brian G
    Brian G 8 days ago

    Gambling led to this Massacre.

  • Brian G
    Brian G 8 days ago

    Compulsive Gambler= Criminal

  • Visii
    Visii 8 days ago

    How could someone do this? Absolute monster my prayers go out to all victims

  • john phillips
    john phillips 8 days ago

    I want to try a poll of sorts. Thumbs up if you think this happened just as we've been told: thumbs down if you think we have all been lied to and that this is not the truth.

  • F.B.I
    F.B.I 8 days ago +6

    Why do security cameras have such bad quality picture!

    • F.B.I
      F.B.I 7 days ago

      No people do not know about it now

    • Hariz
      Hariz 8 days ago +3

      Because they record for hours not minutes unlike iphone or samsung cameras. I thought people would know by now.

  • supermotokev
    supermotokev 9 days ago

    I dont care how many bags he got, a Hotel like that has got no detectors or something? Luggage dude can't tell he is carrying bags with metal inside?

  • Jorge Castro
    Jorge Castro 9 days ago

    He did not did it.
    He just got Their attention and distractted Every one while Mossad did the job.
    Like those plains in New York.
    The Jewish Hand had done everything.
    This looser was the scape goat.

  • ByTruthImFree
    ByTruthImFree 9 days ago

    Has anyone investigated the concert to see if it was a success as far as ticket sales and whether or not anyone made any insurance claims regarding the concert following the shooting?

  • Md Azhar
    Md Azhar 9 days ago +1

    This is terrorist not a Gunman bastad

  • iTrickster
    iTrickster 9 days ago +7

    Welp one year later another big shooting what the fk

  • Mr Daddy Please Spank Me And

    Cgi is legit. Gotta love fake footage

  • Alex Sultan
    Alex Sultan 9 days ago

    I watching suddenly after NewZealand shooting

  • hawk biy
    hawk biy 10 days ago

    New Zealand was close to that number

    • EJ
      EJ Day ago

      Which is impressive cause the New Zealand attack was done on the ground.

  • Fjæsing664
    Fjæsing664 10 days ago +1

    You have stores full of guns for everyone to buy. I rest my case.

    • Pol Pot
      Pol Pot 10 days ago

      the gun deal theory doesnt make sense

  • Carl Myrick
    Carl Myrick 10 days ago +1

    White on white crime is out of control. We need to put new legislation to put the stop to white on white crime

  • Lupe Barraza
    Lupe Barraza 10 days ago

    This was a government set up . Funny how it all is forgotten lol.

  • Anthony 7554
    Anthony 7554 10 days ago +1

    This was a gun deal gone bad. He was an FBI agent selling to ISIS. They killed him once they knew of the deal and committed the shooting as a distraction so they could escape. That is why there are two windows broken in the hotel room so they could fire from 2 vantage points. The 'surveillance' cameras were linked to video online bidders for the gun deal he thought he was going to make. Similar to Fast and Furious. Also in the acoustics of the footage of the shooting it sounds as though there are two gun firing simutanously over each other. Not only that but the gun fired sounds like a M240 Bravo that uses a belt feed strip and fires from a 7.62x39 cartridge.

  • Alsh ALSHwaikh
    Alsh ALSHwaikh 10 days ago +34

    He is not gunman he is a terrorist he killed a lot of people.

    • Emmy Jean Timko
      Emmy Jean Timko 3 days ago

      Sabs Ali , he hated President Trump !!! A country western show is mostly white People mostly white .

    • xReignzz Gaming
      xReignzz Gaming 6 days ago

      Alsh ALSHwaikh EXACTLYY!!!!

    • Hariz
      Hariz 7 days ago

      Julian Harden i agree with your logic my man but the media in belgium sees an act of terrorism when it involves a muslim. They confirm it as terrorism when research confirms that the person has an islamic background. Which makes no sense and is discriminating. I think what the guy is trying to say is that the media has twisted the word terrorism to an act of crime commited by muslims. With or without political reasons.

    • Julian Harden
      Julian Harden 7 days ago

      +Sabs Ali Some people take whatever information they have to the grave. It's happened to many cases and some remain unsolved to the day. Also, I love how shrugged off the examples I gave of Muslim shooters that weren't called terrorist. All you have trotted out is a conspiracy theory you can't prove.

  • Shawn Friday
    Shawn Friday 10 days ago

    We not gonna mention the witnesses that are now dead, that said there were people in swat gear shooting into the crowd and not letting anybody leave. false flag, inside job do your research people don't trust the media

    • Dark wolf
      Dark wolf 8 days ago

      I cant believe it this is too much

    • Shawn Friday
      Shawn Friday 10 days ago

      +Pol Pot There were several videos of the witnesses saying it and theyre all taken down. The purpose is for the government to strike fear and push gun control. The dude was just a scapegoat.

    • Pol Pot
      Pol Pot 10 days ago

      What was the purpose?
      Do you have any evidence??

  • J
    J 10 days ago

    Cool story bro

  • KingBeatsOPS
    KingBeatsOPS 10 days ago

    When you say he is mentally ill, he is a terrorist scum also
    No terrorist is in their right mind when they do such a thing. Reapearing that he is s terrorist trash, either white, black, brown. This act is terrorist act.

  • Richard Chartier
    Richard Chartier 10 days ago

    He looks like my last neighbor. Oi vie.

  • Samuel Christopher
    Samuel Christopher 10 days ago +30

    Who heard about the New Zealand shooting? 😢

    • Dunnoahhha
      Dunnoahhha 4 days ago

      Sooo, it was staged or real?

    • moneystack95
      moneystack95 4 days ago

      +Dunnoahhha control, they changed the gun laws in NZ, just like they did with the Vegas shooting. why does it take a whole group of people to die so they can change a law

    • Dunnoahhha
      Dunnoahhha 5 days ago

      Moneystack. But WHY? I don’t get conspiracy theories.

    • christoffer Gustavsson
      christoffer Gustavsson 5 days ago +1

      Coz of that i come across this Never heard about this shooting before Both sad ofc.

  • CM L
    CM L 10 days ago +10

    Wonder what would’ve happened if he won from casino.

  • Phish Heads
    Phish Heads 10 days ago +1

    This was all set up so they could pass more gun laws. Anybody who doesn't believe that has not informed themselves on history or current policy

    • Phish Heads
      Phish Heads 10 days ago

      and say what you want, but you still read my comment and thought about it long enough to send a reply... That means you are taking the time to reply. if you really think it is irrelevant and nonsensical than do not waste your time :-)

    • Phish Heads
      Phish Heads 10 days ago

      +Chernoz also, they have called them automatic, semi-automatic, military-style handguns, assault weapons. They don't even know what they are, but they are trying to make people change gun laws. If they look to their neighbors and the West oh, and how Australia tried to do a buyback program. They would notice that crime went up not down, but as soon as people started arming themselves again crime dropped dramatically.

    • Phish Heads
      Phish Heads 10 days ago

      +Chernoz if you would do any research for yourself, instead of watching or reading typical media platforms then you would probably realize that there are more things that are not as they seem. But the time to speak with people like you is over :-)and you will note that many people are called conspiracy theorists, like the ones who claimed Hillary Clinton and Obama were traitors to their country. But now there are documents showing that they will soon be brought to court over crimes of treason. So maybe it's a 10 floral hat oh, maybe it's a red hat. All I know is I am more aware of certain things that go on then you are.the worst kind of stupidity is willful ignorance

    • Chernoz
      Chernoz 10 days ago +1

      Did you adjust your tinfoil hat before typing this?

  • Kyle Paras
    Kyle Paras 10 days ago

    Makarov’s revenge

  • ninjaa22
    ninjaa22 10 days ago

    So your telling me one guy shot 12 different guns at once?
    Seems legit..........

    • Ungrammatically
      Ungrammatically 10 days ago +1

      There is something called switching guns, common sense

  • Mercio Filipe Jeque Junior

    The hotel should is guilty they should have called the cops i mean what kind of guy brings in so many suitcases i guess as long as he's paying its all good

  • Bunson Baker
    Bunson Baker 11 days ago

    I mean cmon, we all know why the response was so slow...

  • phuckya420
    phuckya420 11 days ago

    Nonsense put out by the actual group responsible.Don’t be fooled.

  • Faarax Shidan
    Faarax Shidan 11 days ago

    This terror attack why western media always uses gun shooting when Christian do

    • Chernoz
      Chernoz 10 days ago +1

      What about the orlando shooting?

  • TurK Style
    TurK Style 11 days ago +1

    title should have been How the Las Vegas terrorist planned a massacre....

  • BranchPrediction
    BranchPrediction 11 days ago

    Oh u mean terrorist

  • Ben Dunnokil
    Ben Dunnokil 11 days ago

    That's Bruce Willis

  • kloadit
    kloadit 11 days ago

    How many guns does this guy need

  • FaKe VLDY
    FaKe VLDY 11 days ago

    I dun kno what happenin

  • Chernoz
    Chernoz 11 days ago +428

    Here after the New Zealand shooting..

    • Junior ツ
      Junior ツ 5 days ago

      U autistic? This is USA not New Zealand

    • Suckonmecoc K
      Suckonmecoc K 5 days ago

      Barry Obama he doesn’t live in the us thp?

  • Jack A. Lope
    Jack A. Lope 11 days ago +5

    Where is the video of Paddock screwing the stairwell door shut? Why was he laying in two puddles of blood? One dry and the other wet. How does that work? Bringing that many guns to do what he was reported to have done was completely unnecessary so why where there so many guns there? What I see looks more like a clandestine arms deal that went south then a massacre with no motive. The shooting was more then likely a diversion used by the would be gun buyers to make their escape once they got wise to the FBI's connection. Yea. I said FBI. This has the stink of fast and furious all over it.
    Chances are he was meeting his FBI handlers at the other apartment complex where he was picking up all of those suitcases of guns. And that Mexican that went to Mexico right afterwards, you know the "hero" Mandalay Bay security guard that was most likely an FBI turned member of a Mexican drug cartel which would explain his trip to Mexico as well as the heavy security presence surrounding him in the days after the shooting. In this context it makes perfect sense why he seemed so nervous when he appeared on the Ellen show and why he dropped off the map right after the show. One thing is for certain. He was not a registered security guard licensed to work in any casino in Las Vegas.
    The FBI had something to do with this mess. That I'm sure of. They where doing something they shouldn't have been doing when everything went south and they don't want to be held accountable for it. So, they did what they do best when they find themselves in an "embarrassing situation". They take over the crime scene, wash away the evidence and then lie through their teeth. Lie and denie then blame it all on the dead guy. Then use respected media outlets such as the New York Times to control the narrative. It's your basic cover up. I'm curious if this comment is going to go through an approval processes or if it will post like normal after I hit the button. Guess I'm about to find out.

    • iMDLucas
      iMDLucas 11 days ago

      lol u still good bro

  • Brad Kynoch
    Brad Kynoch 11 days ago +5

    Love the lies ..
    Only witness Campus was not allowed to speak to anyone except Ellen on the comedy show . ... because she’s employed by those who done it .
    Mainstream media rubbish FBI traitors

  • Ousmane Dembélé
    Ousmane Dembélé 11 days ago

    Call it what it is: he's a terrorist

  • CriMson AFK
    CriMson AFK 11 days ago

    I want to see tee Goulh boys to try and debunk this in the new season of true crime

  • Andrew Ko Hobo
    Andrew Ko Hobo 11 days ago +8

    guess he got mad after losing so much in gambling

    • patdown007
      patdown007 8 days ago

      He wasnt a loser dips#$t

    • nahum sianez
      nahum sianez 9 days ago

      His net worth was more than 2 millions...

  • Kukil Das
    Kukil Das 11 days ago

    so the cctvs are there only to see what happened, not to see what can happen..that too, the cctv failed to identify his motive

  • Sebastian Franich
    Sebastian Franich 11 days ago

    He is cold

  • Myles Anderson
    Myles Anderson 11 days ago +3

    Hindsight is 20/20. He was a high roller and a regular at Mandalay Bay, many of the staff would have recognized him and probably appreciated him due to tips and his charismatic nature. There is no reason to suspect there was anything out of the ordinary going on, as he was rather methodical in the way he got the 20+ bags into his room over multiple days. Not to mention the sheer size of the hotel he was operating in; there are multiple entrances to this hotel on multiple different floors. It's easy to blame hotel security or crappy security cameras for this atrocity, but in reality it was a disaster waiting to happen.

    • Feen
      Feen 11 days ago +1

      Well said