The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 10/3/17 Press conference from LVPD

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Dina Titus, Jim Himes, Carmen Yulin Cruz
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Show: THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
Date: October 3, 2017
Guest: Dina Titus, Jim Himes, Carmen Yulin Cruz

CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC HOST, ALL IN: Don`t go anywhere because Lawrence will
be here right back in one hour to host a live edition of “THE LAST WORD.”

And that is “ALL IN” for this evening.

And THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW starts right now with Joy Reid, in for Rachel.

Good evening, Joy.

JOY REID, MSNBC HOST: Thank you very much. Much appreciate it.

All right. And thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. Rachel is
off tonight.

We have a lot to get to this hour. We`re awaiting a press conference out
of Las Vegas where authorities will give an update in the latest into the
investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in our nation`s history.
That`s about to start any moment now and we`ll bring it to you as soon as
it does.

We have the latest on the recovery effort in Puerto Rico in the wake of
Hurricane Maria, which made landfall almost two weeks ago. Donald Trump
visited the island today with members of his cabinet to assess the impact
of the hurricane and to meet with residents. The U.S. territory is still
coping with the devastation with many still in need of the basic
necessities like food, water and electricity. And there has been a lot of
frustration over the emergency response from the federal government.

Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, will join us to talk about the
president`s visit and to update us on what the territory needs and wants to
see done.

We`re now approaching the 48-hour mark since the mass shooting that took
place on Sunday night. And today, Las Vegas police, the Las Vegas Police
Department revived the number of injured upward to 530. That`s in addition
to the 59 people so far who have died.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo today confirmed that the search warrant
on Stephen Paddock`s second property, the one in Reno, Nevada, is over,
saying police obtained numerous electronics, five handguns, two shotguns
and more ammunition from the home.

Sheriff Lombardo also confirmed that Paddock had set up cameras both inside
and outside his hotel room during the attack. NBC obtained photos of the
hallway outside the gunman`s hotel room. Now, that`s pretty much all we
know about Stephen Paddock, the gunman, who shot over 600 people in Las
Vegas and that`s unusual. Typically by this point in a case like this,
we`ve learned a lot more about the alleged shooter and have at least some
idea of the motive behind the attack. That was the case with the Newtown
massacre in December 2012, the Charleston shooting. The shooting of coeds
at U.C. Santa Barbara, the Orlando nightclub shooting, and the workplace
massacre in San Bernardino.

In each of those cases, within 48 hours, we had social media profiles of
the alleged killers, or information from relatives or co-workers about
their state of mind.

That`s not the case with Stephen Paddock who from what law enforcement told
us so far had no social media profile. He either took measures to scrub it
or never had any in the first place. The only information we do have about
him are his age, 64, that he seemed to be well off, owned more than one
property, one home and owned a lot of guns.

The only people to come forward so far have been his brother, who expressed
complete consternation, and “The L.A. Times” reported today the supervisor
of a local Starbucks noticed that Paddock would often berate his girlfriend
in front of them. But again, nothing so far in terms of a motive for the
mass shooting.

At this point, we actually know more about Paddock`s father, a bank robber
that spent time on the FBI`s most wanted list than we do about the person
who`s committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

And joining us now is NBC News intelligence and national – actually, we`re
going to hold off on Ken Dilanian just a little bit. That press conference
is actually beginning and we`re going to take you to that right now.

UNDERSHERIFF KEVIN MCMAHILL, METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPT: – of Clark County
and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. I`m going to provide you
the final briefing for today.

And as promised in our last briefing, we now have the LVMPD.com site up and
running. It`s a page listing resources available to our victims, our family
representatives of victims involved in the Route 91 Harvest Festival
shooting.

Information on the site includes instructions how to report information if
you`re a witness. Important phone numbers on how to provide photo and video
evidence as soon as we have information on how to retrieve lost property.
As the sheriff told you previously, we`ll post that on the page, as well.

After this incident, one of the most striking visuals in addition to the
absolute carnage was the sheer amount of personal items left behind as
people fled from the terror. One of the biggest items left were vehicles of
the concert-goers. So for those people that are waiting to get that
property returned to them, I have an update.

There is a dirt lot on the corner of Giles Street, between Alibaba and
Mandalay Road. There`s approximately 150 vehicles over there that citizens
have not yet been able to recover. Those cars can now be picked up by the
registered owner by meeting officers at the corner of Reno and Koval. We`ll
have officers permanently assign there, posted at the corner, to escort you
to your vehicle.

So, again, we ask the owners of those vehicles that have patiently waited
to get them back to meet our officers at Reno and Koval, bring to match you
to your vehicle.

The sheriff in the previous press conference was asked a number of
questions by you and I understand in the insatiable appetite of the media
that you want some answers. I`m going to try to answer a couple of those
questions that you asked, but I`m also going to just make it very clear to
you that I need some patience from you. This investigation is a long time
from being concluded.

We recently went down to Mandalay Bay. I can tell you that we`re days away
from completion of the processing of that room. We`re getting very close to
the completion of the processing of the site. We have significant amount of
time left there, as well.

However, the southbound portion of Las Vegas Boulevard is now completely
open. We are also working diligently as we speak, I believe, we just opened
up two of the northbound lanes and the completion of the northbound lanes
should occur sometime this evening.

So bearing in mind the investigation is dynamic, ongoing, continuing and I
don`t have a lot of answers for you yet and clearly understanding that
nobody wants answers to why more than the police and the victims` families.
But we have a responsibility to get it right and so that`s why it`s going
to take time and that`s why we`re going to take that time.

However, there is some, I guess, at best, interesting reporting about how
long the shooting lasted and how long it took us to get into the room.
First question is, how long did the actual shooting last? I`m prepared to
give you information on that.

The first call came in to our dispatch center at 10:08 p.m. about shots
being fired. The suspect, I can tell you that we know now he fired off and
on for somewhere between nine and 11 minutes. We know that the suspect
fired over a dozen or so volleys and we know that the firing by the suspect
seized at 10:19. So, I want you to think about that.

The minute – the first minute the police are aware of shots being fired at
10:08 and it stops at 10:19. That`s a remarkable response by this police
department.

Also, another question that came up how long was it before the SWAT team
entered the suspect`s room? Somebody said, you heard there, it was 72
minutes, and if why so long? As I just mentioned to you, as the sheriff
mentioned previously in the briefing, we had patrol officers actually
working another event at the Mandalay Bay who heard the shooting and took
it upon themselves to form up into a team, enter the stairwell, begin
ascending the floors and also evacuating hotel guests.

The SWAT team had to arrive first at the Mandalay Bay before they could
take action. As I mentioned earlier, there was a very heroic security guard
who was shot during the search for that suspect. That security guard went
up to the room. He was advancing towards the room when the suspect fired
through the door at the security guard and struck him.

He was able to additional information to the police on exactly which room
that we were looking at. However, at that time, it`s important to note the
shooting had stopped. We`re considering it barricaded at that point because
it`s no longer an active shooter. We`re not hearing any further shots.

The floors had already been evacuated of the guests. The suspect was now
isolated and contained within a room. At the point, the SWAT team made
their decision based on when it was appropriate to enter.

I want to make it clear again to you that while there was that slight
delay, the suspect was no longer firing into the crowd. It was a question
about the validity of the crime scene photo somebody leaked. I can confirm
those are in fact, photos from inside of the room. They are, in fact,
photos of our suspect and as the sheriff mentioned previously, we have all
opened up an internal investigation to determine the source of the leaks of
those photos to the public.

You asked what we found in the sheriffs – or in the suspect`s room and the
sheriff spoke a little bit about cameras being located. To clarify, there
were two cameras located in the hallway so that the suspect could watch as
law enforcement or security approached his room. And there was another
camera placed inside the hotel room door peephole so that he could see down
the hallway.

At this point, you had a number of questions about the weapons and the SAC
from the ATF to my right, Jill Snyder, will answer or provide a statement
to you but not take any questions.

JILL SNIDER, SAIC, ATF SAN FRANCISCO: Good evening. I`m special agent in
charge Jill Snider of ATF San Francisco Field Division.

Special agents from the San Francisco Field Divisions Las Vegas Field
Office responded to the shoot that occurred on Sunday. Additional agents
from other locations within the San Francisco field division, as well as
agents from ATF`s Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix and Boston field divisions
have been working on this investigation.

We know that you have many questions regarding the firearms in this case.
There is also a lot of unofficial information being recorded – reported
regarding the guns. We`d like to clear up any conflicting information
regarding the number of firearms and the current status of the trace
information.

Please understand that this investigation is ongoing and I won`t be taking
questions at this time because we`re still working through our
investigative findings but I`ll give you the facts that we have as of this
time.

Currently, 47 firearms have been recovered. These firearms were recovered
from three different locations. Those locations consisted of the hotel room
as well as Verde and Mesquite, Nevada. They were purchased in Nevada, Utah,
California, and Texas. The gunman purchased rifles, shotguns and pistols.

At this time, none of the guns recovered appear to be homemade. There were
12 bump fire stocks identified on the firearms in the hotel room. The ATF
Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division provides determinations on
devices such as bump fire stocks and their legality. The classification of
these devices depends on whether they mechanically alter the function of
the firearm to fire fully automatic. Bump fire stocks while simulating
automatic fire do not actually alter the firearm to fire automatically
making them legal under current federal law.

It is still being determined which firearms were used in the shooting. All
of the firearms have been traced. We are still awaiting results from some
of the firearms that were located at the Mesquite residence.

As the investigation proceeds, ATF will continue to conduct interviews and
provide our resources and full support to the sheriff and local le law
enforcement partners. Thank you.

MCMAHILL: Thank you.

As this investigation continues on, we continue to hear stories of heroics
by police officers, first responders and average citizens alike. I commend
all of their actions as they showed immense courage in the face of extreme
danger. I want to mention that one of those brave people was Las Vegas
Metropolitan Police Officer Charleston Hartfield. Officer Hartfield was at
the Route 91 concert that night along with his wife when shots rang out.
Even though Officer Hartfield was at the concert as a civilian immediately
took action to save lives. In that moment, he was acting as a police
officer.

He ultimately gave his life protecting others. Officer Hartfield was an 11-
year member of the LVMPD and leaves behind a wife and two children. We`re
very grateful for his sacrifice.

There will be a vigil to remember Officer Hartfield this Thursday, October
5th at the Police Memorial Park at 6:00 p.m. As you all know, that park is
located at 3250 Metro Academy Way. That`s being hosted by our Police
Protective Association.

As this community has become accustomed when we do provide information in
regards to our critical incidents, we release body worn camera footage to
you. There is a significant amount of body worn camera footage that we`re
going through.

However, I`m going to play a clip on our new very large monitor for you of
a compilation of a number of those body worn cameras. You`ll see that the
officers were dealing with some uncooperative citizens at times, but at all
times, they were trying to locate the source of the gunfire, as well as
evacuate those citizens that were in the line of fire.

I think the video will speak for itself. So if you`d like to, I`ll try to
narrate just a little bit for you as we go through but, Carlos, if you
could play that for me, please?

That wall faces Mandalay Bay and they are hunkered down behind that wall
after initial volley of shots.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

POLICE OFFICER: Get down! Go that way! Get out of here! They are coming
from over there! Go that way! Go that way!

(GUNSHOTS)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: At this point, they are still trying to figure out where the
rounds are coming from.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

(GUNSHOTS)

(SIREN WAILING)

POLICE OFFICER: Stay down! Stay down!

(INAUDIBLE) POLICE OFFICER: Coming out of a window.

(INAUDIBLE)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: A couple officers hunkered down next to the patrol vehicle on Las
Vegas Boulevard. One of our officers gets shot.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

(GUNSHOTS)

POLICE OFFICER: Go back! Go back!

Get back! Get back! Get back!

(INAUDIBLE)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: This video is obscured. You notice the officers were wearing
yellow reflective vests. That`s what you`re actually seeing.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

POLICE OFFICER: Get down! Get down! Get down! Get down!

(GUNSHOTS)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: Very difficult to tell from that video but the officer is
actually standing over another woman.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

(GUNSHOTS)

MCMAHILL: Get down! Get down! Get down!

I have a vest on.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: Did you hear him say I have a vest on?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

POLICE OFFICER: Go.

This way, this way, this way. Go, go, go, go. That way. That way. That way.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: So before I take some questions, I understand that the coroner is
here now.

I`m sorry, I was looking right past you, John.

This is John Fundenberg, the Clark County coroner.

JOHN FUNDENBERG, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA CORONER: Thank you, Undersheriff.

Again, I`d like to start by saying my condolences go out to all those
involved in this incident, specifically the family and friends who have
lost loved ones in this incident. I`d like to provide you some information,
some updated information on what`s happening at the family assistance
center at the convention center.

We have – we`re fully operational all evening all through the night and
tomorrow. At noon, we`ll make a determination whether or not we`ll be open
24 hours going forward. But at minimum, we will be open from present time
to 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. So, we`re still fully operational to answer any
questions the families may have, any friends of the families.

I would also like to clarify, we are not releasing property at the family
assistance center. That is as the sheriff earlier, that is going to be
released – they are developing a plan currently to release that property
in the future and I`m certain that will be put out through one of these
press conferences.

I`d like to also discuss some of the numbers that we`ve been dealing with
over there. I had that question earlier by multiple media outlets. It`s
estimated we`ve served well over 1,000 family members and friends there at
the family assistance center. We`re providing all sorts of services to
include bereavement services and our staff at the Clark County coroner`s
office is meeting with every family that comes in there and I`d like to,
again, thank them. They`re an amazing group of people and they`ve been
doing an amazing job in serving these families.

I think everybody, except for families, would consider this a huge success
at the family assistance center and rightfully so. I think the reason the
families may not is because if they are waiting one minute longer for us to
provide information, that`s too long. So, they have been very patient. I
appreciate that and I just want to send a message to them that we are doing
everything we can to communicate with them and get them the information
that they need.

If they want to come down to the family assistance center, we`re there to
receive them and communicate with them. If they are not able to attend the
family assistance center, I`d like to provide you with a phone number
previously published and that is within the state of Nevada, 211. Outside
of the state of Nevada, that`s 1866-535-5654. We have call takers standing
by to take missing persons reports. I believe that`s tailored off quite a
bit.

To date, we have received over 3,000 missing persons reports and I`d like
to clarify what that means so people don`t misreport the intent of that
number or the intent of me giving you that number. That by no means means
that we have 3,000 people missing.


We don`t – we believe that all 59 of the deceased are identified
tentatively. We`re working on positively identifying the rest of them. And
we believe that will happen by the end of this evening. We estimate in
between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.

That`s very normal for us to receive an excessive amount of missing persons
reports following an incident like that. Again, by no means we have
outstanding missing persons. We have very detailed manifest and we believe
that everybody involved in the incident from the decedents standpoint is
accounted for and we`re waiting to communicate that with their families.

So, I`m available to answer any questions that you may have. I have limited
time to answers, so I`ll take a few. Yes, go ahead.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: Excuse me?

REPORTER: Everybody who died, did they die of gunshot wounds?

FUNDENBERG: Yes, the majority of them did. I`m not at liberty to tell you
whether or not all of them did die as a result of gunshot wounds simply
because I don`t know at this point.

REPORTER: How long until a list of names are released?

FUNDENBERG: I`m working with the Metropolitan Police Department to develop
that list and will make that public. I would imagine that`s not going to
happen until at the earliest, tomorrow morning.

REPORTER: The three victims that the sheriff mentioned earlier have not
been identified. Is that because the families have not been able to come
(INAUDIBLE) a reason why?

FUNDENBERG: We have – as I spoke to earlier, we have tentatively
identified them, but we`re working on some confirmation issues, and I`m
confident they will all be identified.

We believe we know who every single one of them is. It`s just a matter of
confirming that. We don`t have the liberty to make any mistakes. So, we got
to get it right, as the undersheriff mentioned earlier. We got to get this
right.

So, we need your patience and we`re going to work through the night to get
that right and I`m hopeful that we`ll have all of those confirmed by
tomorrow morning and the families notified.

Yes, sir?

REPORTER: You said the majority died of gunshot wounds, will we get the
totals and everything and cause? Are we going to find some who did not die
of gunshot wounds?

FUNDENBERG: I don`t believe so but I can`t confirm that right now.

REPORTER: An autopsy (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: I`m not going to speak to the details of the examinations at
this point.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: Excuse me?

Again, I`m not going to speak to the details of the examinations at this
point, primarily out of respect to the families. I hope you can understand
that.

Yes? Did you have a question?

REPORTER: Have you started the process of getting victims back to their
home states if they didn`t live here? (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: Well, that`s quite a lengthy process. But in a nutshell, the
families of the decedents will make arrangements with the local area
mortuaries and they`re the folks that provide details and provide the
transportation back to the home states.

Yes? One last question if you would.

REPORTER: Do you have a percentage of how many were local and how many were
not?

FUNDENBERG: I don`t have that estimation but we`re putting that together
and we should have that by the time our list is finalized and confirmed.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: It does not.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: Excuse me? Could you re – I`m not sure I understood that and I
want to give you accurate information.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE) include the shooter?

FUNDENBERG: No, no, we have 58 dead plus the shooter for a total of 59.

REPORTER: Are you going to post the list online at the same time you
announce it to us here?

FUNDENBERG: This is the last question. I don`t know. But that will be
announced through one of these press conferences probably later today or
most likely tomorrow at some point that`s all the questions I`m going to
take. Thank you very much for your time.

I can clarify the 59. We have confirmed 59 dead in our office. Yes. Fifty-
eight plus the shooter for a total of 59, and that is confirmed, OK? Thank
you very much, Undersheriff.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

MCMAHILL: I didn`t call on you first, kid, but go ahead.

REPORTER: Is there another death somewhere else? We were told previously 59
plus one.

MCMAHILL: Yes, but remember, we also told you that the numbers of dead and
wounded will continue to fluctuate so the answer that the coroner provided
you is the most recent and relevant number that we have.

REPORTER: Undersheriff, is there any indication he was planning something
else a couple weeks beforehand in your investigation? Have you seen that
one?

MCMAHILL: No, I`m not prepared to speak about that but that is part of our
investigation.

REPORTER: With the knowledge that Marilou (ph) is in the Philippines,
possibility he sent money to the Philippines, and knowing the current
plight (ph) in the Philippines, have you absolutely ruled out any
connections with terrorism or anything like that?

MCMAHILL: We haven`t absolutely ruled anything out in this investigation.

REPORTER: Undersheriff –

MCMAHILL: I can just be – listen, I`m not trying to be coy, right? I can
confirm to you we have not ruled anything out.

REPORTER: I mentioned –

MCMAHILL: I can also confirm we have not ruled that in, so we have a lot
more questions than we have answers today.

(CROSSTALK)

MCMAHILL: I understand that. We`re very well aware of that. I`m sorry, go
ahead, sir.

REPORTER: Can we get an update on the electronics that have been
investigated?

MCMAHILL: I`ll give that to you when we have it. It`s not a simple process.
It takes time. The FBI is working on that for us. Let me finish before he
asks. Go ahead.

REPORTER: Is there information the shooter trained himself on these
weapons? Did he visit any gun ranges? How did he train himself?

MCMAHILL: Right. So, the question is do we have information the suspect
trained himself in firearms. I`m aware of the online reporting, as well. We
have not been able to confirm any of that information yet.

REPORTER: Is there a theory on why the gunman stopped shooting? Did he see
officers outside or is there a time frame?

MCMAHILL: The investigation will reveal that. I believe personally because
the security guard`s approach to the room obviously took his attention away
and he fired at the security guard, and then the immediate police response
that followed on.

REPORTER: Undersheriff, tell me about what you`re hoping to learn from his
family when investigators speak with them and how will that interview help
advance the investigation?

MCMAHILL: Great question. I don`t reveal that because I don`t know yet. We
got a lot of questions, I can tell you that.

REPORTER: On the timeline, the SWAT team entered around what time and what
point did the shooter stop shooting?

MCMAHILL: Yes. The question is, can I give you the exact time that SWAT
entered? I was hoping to provide that to you today. I`ll provide that or
the sheriff will provide that in the next briefing.

There is a delay because he`s not firing anymore. We treat that situation
as a barricade at that point.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE) around 11:00 p.m., is that incorrect?

MCMAHILL: I don`t know what the time was. I`m working on trying to verify
all of that information about when SWAT actually made entry via both radio
communication and body worn communication.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

MCMAHILL: The SWAT team is not your normal SWAT team. It was made up of
both SWAT officers, patrol officers and a K-9 unit.

REPORTER: I`m seeing (ph) information that Paddock may have checked in to
the (INAUDIBLE) days before he checked into Mandalay Bay. Is that accurate
information?

MCMAHILL: I can`t confirm that information now, but we`ve heard that same
allegation.

REPORTER: Undersheriff, Ms. Danley in the question. She`s in the
Philippines. Your people have talked with her to some extent. Has she
expressed any willingness to A, return to the country, or B, answer
questions when she does?

MCMAHILL: The question is, is Ms. Danley coming back to the country? And
we`re aware of some information but I`m not prepared to release that at
this point in the investigation.

Jim Moore –

REPORTER: So, can you at least confirm the reports that he wired $100,000
to an account in her name? In Marilou Danley`s name in the Philippines?

MCMAHILL: Right. The question is, can we confirm that $100,000 was wired to
the Philippines? The answer is no. We have financial subpoenas that the FBI
has put out. It remains an active part of the investigation. We certainly
want to know the answer to that question.

REPORTER: Can you confirm what time the security officer was shot that
approached the door?

MCMAHILL: You know, just moments prior to our initial officer`s responding
up there, so we`ll add that to the questions that we can answer again
tomorrow.

And with that I`m going to say this to you, I apologize. I forgot to
introduce the special agent in charge of the Las Vegas field office, Aaron
Rouse. And they`ve just been such great partners with us throughout this
investigation. And as you know, we`ve been joined at the hip from the very
beginning as well.

I`d like you to make sure you pay attention to the elected officials from
across this great state and here locally. Congressman Kihuen and I`m sorry,
General Laxalt was here and, of course, County Commission Chair Steve
Sisolak. They`ve been instrumental in supporting our organization
throughout this.

And we need – there is a lot more questions than there are answers, and we
will provide those to you just as soon as we can. Thank you.

REID: All right. That was Undersheriff Kevin McMahill of the Las Vegas
Metropolitan Police Department. He confirmed a few things, 59 total dead
including the shooter, 47 firearms recovered from three different
locations. Two different houses in Nevada, in Mesquite and in Verde,
Nevada, and one obviously from the hotel room. He talked about a security
guard who he said was heroic, who was shot by the suspect as he approached
the room that he was staying in at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. He was able to
identify which room it was for officers.

The total time that elapsed between the beginning of the shooting and the
end, nine to 11 minutes. Police receiving the first call at about 10:08
p.m. on Sunday night. And it being over by 11 minutes later. The
undersheriff was not able to confirm what time the SWAT team arrived, he
said there was some delay because by the time they arrived the shooting had
actually stopped.

One of the more dramatic parts of this press conference tonight, the
undersheriff played body camera footage that took place on the night where
you could hear the incredible volley of gunshots and you could see police
trying to clear people away as they responded to that shooting.

And joining us now – you can see that footage there. Joining us now is
NBC News intelligence and national security reporter Ken Dilanian.

All right. Ken, your big takeaways from this press conference?

KEN DILANIAN, NBC NEWS INTELLIGENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY: Joy, my biggest
takeaway was the revelation that the shooter had 12 bump fire stocks. Now,
these are devices that modify a semiautomatic weapon and simulate machine
gunfire. I have one to show you. It looks like the stock of a rifle.
This one would go on an AK-47.

But what it does is it harnesses the recoil of the rifle to rapidly depress
the trigger, much faster than a human finger could ever squeeze a trigger.
To the point where – you heard on that body camera video, it sounds like a
machine gun. I haven`t heard fire like that since I was embedded with U.S.
forces in Iraq. I mean, that sounded like a war zone. And that`s what
these devices do.

And as the ATF official clearly said there, they are legal. That is I
think a really important aspect of this whole situation, because it`s
becoming increasingly clear that technology and weaponry is one of the
reasons so many people died here.

I mean, this man assembled an arsenal of 47 guns. He had video cameras
warning him of approaching officers. He was going to war, essentially. He
had a firing position that was completely advantageous.

But the thing is that the range was such that if he hadn`t had these bump
fire stocks, it`s not clear, experts tell me today, that he would have been
able to hit as many people just firing single shots. But these allowed him
to pour fire down on the crowd. And now, today, Senator Dianne Feinstein
has proposed banning this technology, and that`s going to be a debate in
Washington going forward.

MADDOW: Yes, absolutely. And as you pointed out, the ATF official saying
those are perfectly legal because as they simulate rapid depression of the
trigger that makes it like automatic gunfire, it doesn`t actually make them
automatic.

Ken Dilanian, thank you very much. We really appreciate your time tonight.

DILANIAN: Thanks, Joy.

REID: Thank you. We`ve got a lot more to get to tonight. More ahead from
Las Vegas and the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will join us live just
hours after the president visited hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Stay with us.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

REID: Today in Washington, D.C., members of Congress reacted to the
massacre in Las Vegas, passing gun control reform is a years-long struggle
for Democrats even after the horrible events in Newtown, Connecticut, in
2012. Today, Democrats tried yet again to put gun control legislation on
the agenda and Republicans offered a mixed bag of responses.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY), MINORITY LEADER: Senator Feinstein is taking a
piece of the assault weapons ban that allows you to convert semiautomatic
guns to automatic guns and abolishing it, it`s legislation that the vast
majority of us in the Democratic caucus support, maybe everybody.

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY), MAJORITY LEADER: I think it`s particularly
inappropriate to politicize an event like this. It just happened within
the last day and a half. It`s entirely premature to be discussing about
legislative solutions, if any.

SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL (D), MISSOURI: Listen, the hunting culture is a big
deal in my state. I don`t know anybody that goes deer hunting that needs
to retrofit a gun to fire hundreds of rounds a minute. And it`s to
slaughter people.

SEN. DEAN HELLER (R), NEVADA: One of the concerns that I have is the
ability to manipulate a semiautomatic rifle and turn it into a fully
automatic rifle. I think that`s one of the discussions we`re going to have
going forward.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

REID: And joining us now from Las Vegas is the congresswoman who
represents that part of the city where the shooting happened, Congresswoman
Dina Titus. And here with us in New York is Congressman Jim Himes of
Connecticut.

Welcome to you both.

And, Congresswoman, I want to go to you first.

Senator Mitch McConnell says that now is not the time to discuss
legislative solutions, but given that Congress is primarily in the business
of writing and passing legislation, that is pretty much the function of the
Congress, do you believe that it is time for Congress to start talking
about some of these issues, particularly the one that came up in this press
conference tonight, the shooter had 12 of these bump fire stocks in his
hotel room which allowed him to simulate automatic gunfire.

Is that something that Congress can and should address right now?

REP. DINA TITUS (D), NEVADA: Well, absolutely. Congressman Cicilline from
Rhode Island and I are coming with a bill to do just that. I`m glad to
hear that Senator Feinstein is going to approach it on the Senate side.

As for is it time to do it? They never want to do it.

You`ll recall after every incident, we have a minute of silence on the
floor. Well, that`s just not enough. We had a sit-in. I sat with John
Lewis and said bring a bill to the floor.

One thing that`s interesting, though, is that they have backed off a couple
of the bills that they were proposing to introduce this week. So, they
know that`s not timely. They wanted to do away with silencers and allow
reciprocity for concealed weapons. Now, they`re not going to do that
because they think maybe the optics aren`t so great.

REID: And what do you make of because the other bill as you said – there
was a bill on the floor supported by the son of the president of the United
States to legalize silencers. There was also apparently legislation that
would have legalized cop-killer armor-piercing bullets.

Do you think that legislation is also now not going to go forward?

TITUS: I would like to think it`s gone for good. But I suspect they just
want to wait until the news dies down and people forget about it, and
they`ll try to come with it again. So, we`re playing both offense and
trying to get background check loopholes closed and trying to get those
converters outlawed but we`re also playing defense.

REID: And, Congresswoman, we know that Nevada is a state where people do
enjoy guns. They enjoy hunting. It`s a state where I would assume the
Second Amendment is quite popular.

Do you hear from constituents after this horrific incident that maybe
people changed their minds some on whether or not there should be some sort
of gun reform legislation?

TITUS: Well, you`re right. This is still the Wild West. A lot of people
like to go out hunting. They like their guns for recreational purposes.
But you remember in the last election, a gun initiative passed in Nevada to
close the loophole check for those sold at swap meets and things. Our
attorney general has put a stop to it but the public sentiment was in favor
of it.

We`ve gotten hundreds of calls saying, do something. Yes, we should make
this political. Now is the time. So, I don`t back away from that one bit,
even though we took a day to mourn and we continue to have hearts broken,
we also have to take action.

REID: And, Congressman Himes, I`m going to turn to you on this, because,
you know, I`ve seen posted several times on Twitter and I think I
associated myself with the comments. If we didn`t do anything after
Newtown, and you represent the district in Connecticut, if we didn`t do
anything then, when little kids were slaughtered at school, then maybe we
just don`t have the political will or maybe the NRA is just too much in
control of Congress to ever do anything.

Do you agree with that?

REP. JIM HIMES (D), CONNECTICUT: Well, let`s be clear. Yes, when 20
babies are slaughtered in Newtown, which is actually in the district just
next to mine, when one of our own, Steve Scalise, is nearly killed on a
baseball diamond a couple of months ago, now when 59 people lie dead, what
happens is they roll out, and by they – it`s not political will. This is
a very deliberate, well-rehearsed series of things that the Republicans,
who are doing the work of the NRA, rollout.

So, you heard Mitch McConnell say it. Oh, this is way, way too early. No,
it`s not. You know what? When people flew an airplane into a building
here in New York, we didn`t wait for three days to go by to figure out what
had gone wrong and what our response should be.

When Americans die in weather events in Houston or Miami, we mobilize. And
so, that`s just one of the tricks, along – stand by for this – along
with, well, background checks wouldn`t have stopped this Las Vegas shooter.

REID: Right.

HIMES: Well, there is – what happens is, you get discouraged over a
period of time, you move on to other things. The immediacy of the violence
goes away until of course two weeks from now when we see another one of
these.

REID: Explain to those who are dumbfounded, you know, including people in
the international community who look at the United States and think, well,
this is a rational country that nonetheless would allow one person to
accumulate essentially an arsenal, 47 firearms in three different
locations, to tote a dozen maybe suitcases full of firearms into a hotel.
Nobody notices. Set up cameras in the hallway of his hotel room. Nobody
pays any attention. And to have a dozen of these bump fire – these bump
stocks to make his firearms react like machine guns, Tommy guns,
essentially.

What – preview for us what would be the argument against regulating at
least that part of it? What arguments would the NRA lobbyists be making in
the halls of Congress?

HIMES: Well, the argument they make is not an argument. What they say if
you don`t allow silencers, because stand by, we`re going to see – we`re
going to see legislation sometime in the next four or five weeks to allow
people to buy silencers more easily than they can today. It`s not an
argument. What they say is if you don`t make everything available,
eventually, you`re getting to a place where they will take away your guns.

And that`s where the insanity is. You know, I think I speak for both Dina
and for myself, which is I support the Second Amendment. I think that
Americans, well, I know that Americans should have the right to keep and
bear arms. But like every other right, it should be subject to being
balanced by the safety of other citizens.

And so, universal background check, which enjoys 90 percent support amongst
the American public. Things like banning weaponry and modifications of
weaponry that turn what may be a hunting gun into a really an assault
rifle, designed to kill lots of people. There`s dramatic support for these
things and yet they will not be brought before the House of
Representatives, that word “representative” being key, because
theoretically, we ought to be doing what our constituents want, because too
many of my colleagues worry if they don`t have a perfect score with the
NRA, what that might mean for them back at home. And so, people die day in
and day out.

REID: I can`t believe the people believe that they would not be re-elected
for trying to stop people from buying cop-killer armor-piercing bullets.
That is shocking and that`s a sign the NRA might have too much power.

Congressman Jim Himes and Congresswoman Dina Titus, I want to wish you well
in your district. Congresswoman, we`re certainly thinking of you guys out
there. Thank you.

All right. By now you`ve probably seen the images of Donald Trump throwing
paper towels into a crowd in Puerto Rico but you haven`t heard from the
mayor of San Juan who met the president very briefly today during his
visit. That will change shortly, however.

The mayor of San Juan will join us live in just a bit. Stay right there.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

REID: In addition to managing a city on the verge of a humanitarian
crisis, the mayor of hurricane-ravaged San Juan, Puerto Rico, found herself
subjected to a barrage of insults from the president of the United States
who used his Twitter account over the weekend to complain she wasn`t being
complimentary enough of the federal response.

But today, Donald Trump was in her city, and Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz met
him face to face.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: How are you?

MAYOR CARMEN YULIN CRUZ, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO: Sir, it`s all about saving
lives. It`s not about politics.

TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you, everybody.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

REID: It`s unclear whether the president heard or really tried to listen
to the mayor in that moment. She tweeted today that her meeting with White
House staff was productive. Quote: They really understood the disconnect
between how things are supposed to happen and how they really happen.
Hopefully, the newly open channels of communication with the White House
staff will put in motion what is needed to accomplish our goal: save lives.

And joining us now is San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.

Madam Mayor, thank you very much for your time tonight. I really
appreciate talking with you.

CRUZ: Thank you for having me.

REID: So, the most important question, how is your city doing? How is the
response progressing?

CRUZ: Well, ever since last Thursday, things started picking up a lot
because of private donations. People have overcome with solidarity. And
Chicago, Illinois, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, private
organizations and nongovernmental organizations like Operation Blessing
have just been bringing loads and loads of food and water.

And I have to say that now having the FEMA supplies been brought directly
into the municipality has helped a lot. So, we have been able to use the
FEMA supplies to help other municipalities that have not received anything.
The town of Comerio, the town of San Lorenzo, we`re going to do the same
with the town of Bayamon, the town of Lares.

So, these are places in the inner side of the island nation of Puerto Rico
where no one has been able to pretty much get – they`ve been there to
assess. They`ve been there to talk. They`ve been there to figure out what
is going on. But the people keep just lacking water, lacking food, lacking
medical attention. There are simple and basic things that we all know and
need.

But I really felt that the second part of the meetings today with the White
House staff were conducive to just sort of bridging the gap between the
disconnect of what they say is happening – by the way, the Pentagon does
not agree with their assessment – and what really is happening. And I
think that disconnect is really – that gap got closed a lot more by
talking to five mayors that were there. And we were able to also propose
solutions to some of the logistical problems and issues that have been
brought up.

In terms of San Juan, the flooding that we had has recede mostly. We are
using the ONGs and our churches, faith-based organizations, and the
community leaders promoting that they start having community kitchens and
cooking for 400, 500 people at a time. And we are now because of the
private donations that we`ve been getting, mixed with some of the FEMA
donations, we have been able to provide people with boxes for one week
worth of food.

It makes it a lot more efficient. And the tentacles of all these
organizations, these grassroots organizations are a big help to the
municipality.

REID: Yes, and it sounds like all of these additional sort of additions to
the federal response have really been helpful. But I`m wondering what you
make of the president`s sort of response to you today. He assembled this
sort of strange roundtable situation where we went around the room and had
people praise the federal response. He did not call on you.

There was this moment when the two of you interacted, and I think what you
said to him and I`ll let you repeat what you said to him, that it`s not
about politics. But he didn`t even seem to respond to you or react to it.

What did you make of that?

CRUZ: Well, I said to him, it`s not about – it`s about saving lives, it`s
not about politics. And he didn`t respond. But this was a PR 17-minute
meeting. There was no exchange with anybody, with none of the mayors.

And in fact, this terrible and abominable view of him throwing paper towels
and throwing provisions at people, it`s really – it does not embody the
spirit of the American nation, you know. That is not the land of the free
and the home of the brave that the beacon of democracy that people have
learned to look up to, you know, across the world. He was insulting to the
people of Puerto Rico.

He said something like, Puerto Rico, you really have taken our budget out
of whack because of all the money we`ve thrown here. He kind of minimized
our suffering here by saying that Katrina was a real disaster, sort of
implying that this was not a real disaster, because not many people have
died here.

Well, you know what? They`re dying. They don`t have the medical
resources. They can`t get to their dialysis. Their oxygen tanks are
starting not to work because they don`t have generators.

So, hospitals are just collapsing because of the generator situation. The
diesel doesn`t get to where it`s supposed to get. A lot of people are
being caged, especially the elderly. And the pictures there, the news have
been witness to everything that we are saying. Mayors now are starting to
talk a lot more about what they are encountering. So, you know, I said
this morning that he really has a communication issue.

REID: Yes.

CRUZ: You know, he`s sort of like miscommunicator in chief, really. You
don`t go to another place when people are in peril and are suffering and
you just kind of hover around in a helicopter without having some kind
words to say. This is common courtesy.

REID: Yes, yes.

CRUZ: But his staff, on the other hand, seemed to want to approach this a
different way.

REID: One more quick question, because it – when you talk to other mayors
in Puerto Rico, do you get the sense that they fear that if they don`t –
that they have to praise Donald Trump in order to get the full aid and
attention that they deserve?

CRUZ: Yes. To those that are able to talk to, and the reason is simply
one. Most of the people in Puerto Rico do not have any access to a phone.

REID: Yes.

CRUZ: Even if they have a phone in their pocket, it doesn`t work. So,
this lack of interconnectivity is one of the main and primary reasons why
things have not been able to pick up. But by God, you go to Timbuktu, you
put in a satellite dish and you make communications happen.

So, these are not logistical things that cannot be resolved.

REID: Right.

CRUZ: We know they`re there. People shouldn`t be waiting for somebody to
write a form to make it happen.

REID: Yes. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, thank you so much for your
time tonight. We really appreciate it. And be well.

CRUZ: Thank you very much.

REID: The best to the people of Puerto Rico. Thank you.

We`ll be right back.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

REID: You`re looking at live pictures of a vigil tonight for the 58 people
killed by a gunman in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Tonight, we heard from
the undersheriff of the Las Vegas metropolitan police department who talked
about the 47 firearms that the gunman had in three different locations, the
fact that he set up cameras in the hallway and in the peephole of his hotel
room. The fact that he had 12 of these bump fire stocks that allowed him
to spray that crowd of concertgoers with what appeared to be machine gun-
type gunfire. It`s been a pretty heady night of listening to – of
learning what happened in that case and what we do not know.

That does indeed do us tonight.

Now, it`s time for “THE LAST WORD WITH LAWRENCE O`DONNELL”. And Lawrence
is live in Las Vegas tonight.

Good evening, Lawrence.


END

UNDERSHERIFF KEVIN MCMAHILL, METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT: – of Clark
County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. I`m going to
provide you the final briefing for today.

And as promised in our last briefing, we now have the LVMPD.com site up and
running. It`s a page listing resources available to our victims, our
family representatives of victims involved in the Route 91 Harvest Festival
shooting.

Information on the site includes instructions how to report information if
you`re a witness. Important phone numbers on how to provide photo and
video evidence as soon as we have information on how to retrieve lost
property. As the sheriff told you previously, we`ll post that on the page,
as well.

After this incident, one of the most striking visuals in addition to the
absolute carnage was the sheer amount of personal items left behind as
people fled from the terror. One of the biggest items left were vehicles
of the concert-goers. So for those people that are waiting to get that
property returned to them, I have an update.

There is a dirt lot on the corner of Giles Street, between Alibaba and
Mandalay Road. There`s approximately 150 vehicles over there that citizens
have not yet been able to recover. Those cars can now be picked up by the
registered owner by meeting officers at the corner of Reno and Koval.
We`ll have officers permanently assign there, posted at the corner, to
escort you to your vehicle.

So, again, we ask the owners of those vehicles that have patiently waited
to get them back to meet our officers at Reno and Koval, bring to match you
to your vehicle.

The sheriff in the previous press conference was asked a number of
questions by you and I understand in the insatiable appetite of the media
that you want some answers. I`m going to try to answer a couple of those
questions that you asked, but I`m also going to just make it very clear to
you that I need some patience from you. This investigation is a long time
from being concluded.

We recently went down to Mandalay Bay. I can tell you that we`re days away
from completion of the processing of that room. We`re getting very close
to the completion of the processing of the site. We have significant
amount of time left there, as well.

However, the southbound portion of Las Vegas Boulevard is now completely
open. We are also working diligently as we speak, I believe, we just
opened up two of the northbound lanes and the completion of the northbound
lanes should occur sometime this evening.

So bearing in mind the investigation is dynamic, ongoing, continuing and I
don`t have a lot of answers for you yet and clearly understanding that
nobody wants answers to why more than the police and the victims` families.
But we have a responsibility to get it right and so that`s why it`s going
to take time and that`s why we`re going to take that time.

However, there is some, I guess, at best, interesting reporting about how
long the shooting lasted and how long it took us to get into the room.
First question is, how long did the actual shooting last? I`m prepared to
give you information on that.

The first call came in to our dispatch center at 10:08 p.m. about shots
being fired. The suspect, I can tell you that we know now he fired off and
on for somewhere between nine and 11 minutes. We know that the suspect
fired over a dozen or so volleys and we know that the firing by the suspect
seized at 10:19. So, I want you to think about that.

The minute – the first minute the police are aware of shots being fired at
10:08 and it stops at 10:19. That`s a remarkable response by this police
department.

Also, another question that came up how long was it before the SWAT team
entered the suspect`s room? Somebody said, you heard there, it was 72
minutes, and if why so long? As I just mentioned to you, as the sheriff
mentioned previously in the briefing, we had patrol officers actually
working another event at the Mandalay Bay who heard the shooting and took
it upon themselves to form up into a team, enter the stairwell, begin
ascending the floors and also evacuating hotel guests.

The SWAT team had to arrive first at the Mandalay Bay before they could
take action. As I mentioned earlier, there was a very heroic security
guard who was shot during the search for that suspect. That security guard
went up to the room. He was advancing towards the room when the suspect
fired through the door at the security guard and struck him.

He was able to additional information to the police on exactly which room
that we were looking at. However, at that time, it`s important to note the
shooting had stopped. We`re considering it barricaded at that point
because it`s no longer an active shooter. We`re not hearing any further
shots.

The floors had already been evacuated of the guests. The suspect was now
isolated and contained within a room. At the point, the SWAT team made
their decision based on when it was appropriate to enter.

I want to make it clear again to you that while there was that slight
delay, the suspect was no longer firing into the crowd. It was a question
about the validity of the crime scene photo somebody leaked. I can confirm
those are in fact, photos from inside of the room. They are, in fact,
photos of our suspect and as the sheriff mentioned previously, we have all
opened up an internal investigation to determine the source of the leaks of
those photos to the public.

You asked what we found in the sheriffs – or in the suspect`s room and the
sheriff spoke a little bit about cameras being located. To clarify, there
were two cameras located in the hallway so that the suspect could watch as
law enforcement or security approached his room. And there was another
camera placed inside the hotel room door peephole so that he could see down
the hallway.

At this point, you had a number of questions about the weapons and the SAC
from the ATF to my right, Jill Snyder, will answer or provide a statement
to you but not take any questions.

JILL SNIDER, SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE, ATF SAN FRANCISCO: Good evening.
I`m special agent in charge Jill Snider of ATF San Francisco Field
Division.

Special agents from the San Francisco Field Divisions Las Vegas Field
Office responded to the shoot that occurred on Sunday. Additional agents
from other locations within the San Francisco field division, as well as
agents from ATF`s Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix and Boston field divisions
have been working on this investigation.

We know that you have many questions regarding the firearms in this case.
There is also a lot of unofficial information being recorded – reported
regarding the guns. We`d like to clear up any conflicting information
regarding the number of firearms and the current status of the trace
information.

Please understand that this investigation is ongoing and I won`t be taking
questions at this time because we`re still working through our
investigative findings but I`ll give you the facts that we have as of this
time.

Currently, 47 firearms have been recovered. These firearms were recovered
from three different locations. Those locations consisted of the hotel
room as well as Verde and Mesquite, Nevada. They were purchased in Nevada,
Utah, California, and Texas. The gunman purchased rifles, shotguns and
pistols.

At this time, none of the guns recovered appear to be homemade. There were
12 bump fire stocks identified on the firearms in the hotel room. The ATF
Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division provides determinations on
devices such as bump fire stocks and their legality. The classification of
these devices depends on whether they mechanically alter the function of
the firearm to fire fully automatic. Bump fire stocks while simulating
automatic fire do not actually alter the firearm to fire automatically
making them legal under current federal law.

It is still being determined which firearms were used in the shooting. All
of the firearms have been traced. We are still awaiting results from some
of the firearms that were located at the Mesquite residence.

As the investigation proceeds, ATF will continue to conduct interviews and
provide our resources and full support to the sheriff and local le law
enforcement partners. Thank you.

MCMAHILL: Thank you.

As this investigation continues on, we continue to hear stories of heroics
by police officers, first responders and average citizens alike. I commend
all of their actions as they showed immense courage in the face of extreme
danger.

I want to mention that one of those brave people was Las Vegas Metropolitan
Police Officer Charleston Hartfield. Officer Hartfield was at the Route 91
concert that night along with his wife when shots rang out. Even though
Officer Hartfield was at the concert as a civilian immediately took action
to save lives. In that moment, he was acting as a police officer.

He ultimately gave his life protecting others. Officer Hartfield was an
11-year member of the LVMPD and leaves behind a wife and two children.
We`re very grateful for his sacrifice.

There will be a vigil to remember Officer Hartfield this Thursday, October
5th at the Police Memorial Park at 6:00 p.m. As you all know, that park is
located at 3250 Metro Academy Way. That`s being hosted by our Police
Protective Association.

As this community has become accustomed when we do provide information in
regards to our critical incidents, we release body worn camera footage to
you. There is a significant amount of body worn camera footage that we`re
going through.

However, I`m going to play a clip on our new very large monitor for you of
a compilation of a number of those body worn cameras. You`ll see that the
officers were dealing with some uncooperative citizens at times, but at all
times, they were trying to locate the source of the gunfire, as well as
evacuate those citizens that were in the line of fire.

I think the video will speak for itself. So if you`d like to, I`ll try to
narrate just a little bit for you as we go through but, Carlos, if you
could play that for me, please?

That wall faces Mandalay Bay and they are hunkered down behind that wall
after initial volley of shots.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

POLICE OFFICER: Get down! Go that way! Get out of here! They are coming
from over there! Go that way! Go that way!

(GUNSHOTS)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: At this point, they are still trying to figure out where the
rounds are coming from.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

(GUNSHOTS)

(SIREN WAILING)

POLICE OFFICER: Stay down! Stay down!

(INAUDIBLE)

POLICE OFFICER: Coming out of a window.

(INAUDIBLE)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: A couple officers hunkered down next to the patrol vehicle on
Las Vegas Boulevard. One of our officers gets shot.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

(GUNSHOTS)

POLICE OFFICER: Go back! Go back!

Get back! Get back! Get back!

(INAUDIBLE)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: This video is obscured. You notice the officers were wearing
yellow reflective vests. That`s what you`re actually seeing.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

POLICE OFFICER: Get down! Get down! Get down! Get down!

(GUNSHOTS)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: Very difficult to tell from that video but the officer is
actually standing over another woman.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

(GUNSHOTS)

MCMAHILL: Get down! Get down! Get down!

I have a vest on.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: Did you hear him say I have a vest on?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

POLICE OFFICER: Go.

This way, this way, this way. Go, go, go, go. That way. That way. That
way.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MCMAHILL: So before I take some questions, I understand that the coroner
is here now.

I`m sorry, I was looking right past you, John.

This is John Fundenberg, the Clark County coroner.

JOHN FUNDENBERG, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA CORONER: Thank you, Undersheriff.

Again, I`d like to start by saying my condolences go out to all those
involved in this incident, specifically the family and friends who have
lost loved ones in this incident. I`d like to provide you some
information, some updated information on what`s happening at the family
assistance center at the convention center.

We have – we`re fully operational all evening all through the night and
tomorrow. At noon, we`ll make a determination whether or not we`ll be open
24 hours going forward. But at minimum, we will be open from present time
to 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. So, we`re still fully operational to answer any
questions the families may have, any friends of the families.

I would also like to clarify, we are not releasing property at the family
assistance center. That is as the sheriff earlier, that is going to be
released – they are developing a plan currently to release that property
in the future and I`m certain that will be put out through one of these
press conferences.

I`d like to also discuss some of the numbers that we`ve been dealing with
over there. I had that question earlier by multiple media outlets. It`s
estimated we`ve served well over 1,000 family members and friends there at
the family assistance center. We`re providing all sorts of services to
include bereavement services and our staff at the Clark County coroner`s
office is meeting with every family that comes in there and I`d like to,
again, thank them. They`re an amazing group of people and they`ve been
doing an amazing job in serving these families.

I think everybody, except for families, would consider this a huge success
at the family assistance center and rightfully so. I think the reason the
families may not is because if they are waiting one minute longer for us to
provide information, that`s too long. So, they have been very patient. I
appreciate that and I just want to send a message to them that we are doing
everything we can to communicate with them and get them the information
that they need.

If they want to come down to the family assistance center, we`re there to
receive them and communicate with them. If they are not able to attend the
family assistance center, I`d like to provide you with a phone number
previously published and that is within the state of Nevada, 211. Outside
of the state of Nevada, that`s 1866-535-5654. We have call takers standing
by to take missing persons reports. I believe that`s tailored off quite a
bit.

To date, we have received over 3,000 missing persons reports and I`d like
to clarify what that means so people don`t misreport the intent of that
number or the intent of me giving you that number. That by no means means
that we have 3,000 people missing.

We don`t – we believe that all 59 of the deceased are identified
tentatively. We`re working on positively identifying the rest of them.
And we believe that will happen by the end of this evening. We estimate in
between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.

That`s very normal for us to receive an excessive amount of missing persons
reports following an incident like that. Again, by no means we have
outstanding missing persons. We have very detailed manifest and we believe
that everybody involved in the incident from the decedents standpoint is
accounted for and we`re waiting to communicate that with their families.

So, I`m available to answer any questions that you may have. I have
limited time to answers, so I`ll take a few. Yes, go ahead.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: Excuse me?

REPORTER: Everybody who died, did they die of gunshot wounds?

FUNDENBERG: Yes, the majority of them did. I`m not at liberty to tell you
whether or not all of them did die as a result of gunshot wounds simply
because I don`t know at this point.

REPORTER: How long until a list of names are released?

FUNDENBERG: I`m working with the Metropolitan Police Department to develop
that list and will make that public. I would imagine that`s not going to
happen until at the earliest, tomorrow morning.

REPORTER: The three victims that the sheriff mentioned earlier have not
been identified. Is that because the families have not been able to come
(INAUDIBLE) a reason why?

FUNDENBERG: We have – as I spoke to earlier, we have tentatively
identified them, but we`re working on some confirmation issues, and I`m
confident they will all be identified.

We believe we know who every single one of them is. It`s just a matter of
confirming that. We don`t have the liberty to make any mistakes. So, we
got to get it right, as the undersheriff mentioned earlier. We got to get
this right.

So, we need your patience and we`re going to work through the night to get
that right and I`m hopeful that we`ll have all of those confirmed by
tomorrow morning and the families notified.

Yes, sir?

REPORTER: You said the majority died of gunshot wounds, will we get the
totals and everything and cause? Are we going to find some who did not die
of gunshot wounds?

FUNDENBERG: I don`t believe so but I can`t confirm that right now.

REPORTER: An autopsy (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: I`m not going to speak to the details of the examinations at
this point.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: Excuse me?

Again, I`m not going to speak to the details of the examinations at this
point, primarily out of respect to the families. I hope you can understand
that.

Yes? Did you have a question?

REPORTER: Have you started the process of getting victims back to their
home states if they didn`t live here? (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: Well, that`s quite a lengthy process. But in a nutshell, the
families of the decedents will make arrangements with the local area
mortuaries and they`re the folks that provide details and provide the
transportation back to the home states.

Yes? One last question if you would.

REPORTER: Do you have a percentage of how many were local and how many
were not?

FUNDENBERG: I don`t have that estimation but we`re putting that together
and we should have that by the time our list is finalized and confirmed.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: It does not.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

FUNDENBERG: Excuse me? Could you re – I`m not sure I understood that and
I want to give you accurate information.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE) include the shooter?

FUNDENBERG: No, no, we have 58 dead plus the shooter for a total of 59.

REPORTER: Are you going to post the list online at the same time you
announce it to us here?

FUNDENBERG: This is the last question. I don`t know. But that will be
announced through one of these press conferences probably later today or
most likely tomorrow at some point that`s all the questions I`m going to
take. Thank you very much for your time.

I can clarify the 59. We have confirmed 59 dead in our office. Yes.
Fifty-eight plus the shooter for a total of 59, and that is confirmed, OK?
Thank you very much, Undersheriff.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

MCMAHILL: I didn`t call on you first, kid, but go ahead.

REPORTER: Is there another death somewhere else? We were told previously
59 plus one.

MCMAHILL: Yes, but remember, we also told you that the numbers of dead and
wounded will continue to fluctuate so the answer that the coroner provided
you is the most recent and relevant number that we have.

REPORTER: Undersheriff, is there any indication he was planning something
else a couple weeks beforehand in your investigation? Have you seen that
one?

MCMAHILL: No, I`m not prepared to speak about that but that is part of our
investigation.

REPORTER: With the knowledge that Marilou (ph) is in the Philippines,
possibility he sent money to the Philippines, and knowing the current
plight (ph) in the Philippines, have you absolutely ruled out any
connections with terrorism or anything like that?

MCMAHILL: We haven`t absolutely ruled anything out in this investigation.

REPORTER: Undersheriff –

MCMAHILL: I can just be – listen, I`m not trying to be coy, right? I can
confirm to you we have not ruled anything out.

REPORTER: I mentioned –

MCMAHILL: I can also confirm we have not ruled that in, so we have a lot
more questions than we have answers today.

(CROSSTALK)

MCMAHILL: I understand that. We`re very well aware of that. I`m sorry,
go ahead, sir.

REPORTER: Can we get an update on the electronics that have been
investigated?

MCMAHILL: I`ll give that to you when we have it. It`s not a simple
process. It takes time. The FBI is working on that for us. Let me finish
before he asks. Go ahead.

REPORTER: Is there information the shooter trained himself on these
weapons? Did he visit any gun ranges? How did he train himself?

MCMAHILL: Right. So, the question is do we have information the suspect
trained himself in firearms. I`m aware of the online reporting, as well.
We have not been able to confirm any of that information yet.

REPORTER: Is there a theory on why the gunman stopped shooting? Did he
see officers outside or is there a time frame?

MCMAHILL: The investigation will reveal that. I believe personally
because the security guard`s approach to the room obviously took his
attention away and he fired at the security guard, and then the immediate
police response that followed on.

REPORTER: Undersheriff, tell me about what you`re hoping to learn from his
family when investigators speak with them and how will that interview help
advance the investigation?

MCMAHILL: Great question. I don`t reveal that because I don`t know yet.
We got a lot of questions, I can tell you that.

REPORTER: On the timeline, the SWAT team entered around what time and what
point did the shooter stop shooting?

MCMAHILL: Yes. The question is, can I give you the exact time that SWAT
entered? I was hoping to provide that to you today. I`ll provide that or
the sheriff will provide that in the next briefing.

There is a delay because he`s not firing anymore. We treat that situation
as a barricade at that point.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE) around 11:00 p.m., is that incorrect?

MCMAHILL: I don`t know what the time was. I`m working on trying to verify
all of that information about when SWAT actually made entry via both radio
communication and body worn communication.

REPORTER: (INAUDIBLE)

MCMAHILL: The SWAT team is not your normal SWAT team. It was made up of
both SWAT officers, patrol officers and a K-9 unit.

REPORTER: I`m seeing (ph) information that Paddock may have checked in to
the (INAUDIBLE) days before he checked into Mandalay Bay. Is that accurate
information?

MCMAHILL: I can`t confirm that information now, but we`ve heard that same
allegation.

REPORTER: Undersheriff, Ms. Danley in the question. She`s in the
Philippines. Your people have talked with her to some extent. Has she
expressed any willingness to A, return to the country, or B, answer
questions when she does?

MCMAHILL: The question is, is Ms. Danley coming back to the country? And
we`re aware of some information but I`m not prepared to release that at
this point in the investigation.

Jim Moore –

REPORTER: So, can you at least confirm the reports that he wired $100,000
to an account in her name? In Marilou Danley`s name in the Philippines?

MCMAHILL: Right. The question is, can we confirm that $100,000 was wired
to the Philippines? The answer is no. We have financial subpoenas that
the FBI has put out. It remains an active part of the investigation. We
certainly want to know the answer to that question.

REPORTER: Can you confirm what time the security officer was shot that
approached the door?

MCMAHILL: You know, just moments prior to our initial officer`s responding
up there, so we`ll add that to the questions that we can answer again
tomorrow.

And with that I`m going to say this to you, I apologize. I forgot to
introduce the special agent in charge of the Las Vegas field office, Aaron
Rouse. And they`ve just been such great partners with us throughout this
investigation. And as you know, we`ve been joined at the hip from the very
beginning as well.

I`d like you to make sure you pay attention to the elected officials from
across this great state and here locally. Congressman Kihuen and I`m
sorry, General Laxalt was here and, of course, County Commission Chair
Steve Sisolak. They`ve been instrumental in supporting our organization
throughout this.

And we need – there is a lot more questions than there are answers, and we
will provide those to you just as soon as we can. Thank you.



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