A spokesperson for MGM Resorts released an official statement late Tuesday, saying the Las Vegas Police Department’s “most recent” timeline for the deadliest mass shooting in American history “may not be accurate.”
Spokesperson Debra DeShong questioned the revised timeline of Stephen Paddock’s rampage that was “corrected” by law enforcement earlier this week; when Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo claimed a security guard for the Mandalay Bay Resort was shot minutes before –not during- the massacre.
“This remains an ongoing investigation with a lot of moving parts,” said DaShong. “As evidenced by law enforcement briefings over the past week, many facts are still unverified and continue to change as events are under review. We cannot be certain about the most recent timeline that has been communicated publicly, and we believe what is currently being expressed may not be accurate.”
“We understand the public’s desire for information and the importance of getting our community and the public at large the information they deserve, and we are doing everything we can to support law enforcement’s efforts to do so,” she added. “Therefor, it is not appropriate for us to comment further at this time on what remains an open matter for law enforcement.”
The MGM spokesperson’s comments raise serious questions over how investigators are handling the case; with victims and family members wondering why it’s taking weeks to put together a timeline in one of the most heavily surveilled cities in the United States.
“It’s very confusing to me that they are just discovering this a week later,” said a family members of one of Paddock’s victims. “How did we not know this before?”
h/t NY Post