Rare sheriff’s update: Police officer accidentally fired a shot in Vegas gunman’s hotel suite

Rare sheriff’s update: Police officer accidentally fired a shot in Vegas gunman’s hotel suite
Terrified victims flee the 1 Oct 2017 shooting massacre on the Las Vegas Strip. (Image: Screen grab of amateur video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Well.  OK then.  As the Review-Journal points out, there are some other, more important things we still need to know.]

A Metropolitan Police Department officer accidentally discharged his weapon inside the Mandalay Bay gunman’s suite the night of the Oct. 1 shooting, the Clark County sheriff confirmed Monday.

The police firearm went off inside the suite sometime after officers made entry, Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. But the round or rounds were not fired in the same room where gunman Stephen Paddock was found dead with what has been described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. …

The gunman’s motive remains a mystery, and nearly a month after the shooting, several more straightforward questions about the shooting have not been addressed or answered.

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As of Monday, the Clark County coroner’s office had not released the gunman’s official cause or manner of death.

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