“I hit the step just right, and it broke my leg,” Las Vegas police officer Samuel Wittwer said in a recent interview about the night of Oct. 1, 2017.
The unthinkable has already happened. Las Vegas police are working to prevent it from happening again.
Twenty-one Community Ambulance employees who were on scene when gunfire erupted at the Route 91 Harvest festival were honored in Henderson Monday morning.
While records show that misuse of a hospital code known as “internal disaster” by University Medical Center contributed to confusion after the Oct. 1 mass shooting, little has been done to prevent a recurrence of the episode.
In a recent interview, Coroner John Fudenberg talked about calling his staff on Oct. 1. “They know what responding to this means,” he said. “It’s going to be months and months of work. It’s going to change our office and our lives forever.”
On Oct. 1, 2017, hundreds of heroes sprung into action in Las Vegas after the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting. Many were police or EMS. Many were ordinary people.
Footage from bus surveillance cameras obtained by the Review-Journal revealed the quick-thinking drivers ferried their passengers to safety amid the chaotic mix of gunfire, speeding emergency vehicles and panicked concertgoers seeking refuge.
Antonio McLandau wasn’t even on the job for a full two months when his public bus was transformed into an oversize ambulance the night of the Oct. 1 shooting.
Mandalay Bay security officer Jesus Campos has been staying at an MGM Resorts International property at the company’s expense following the deadly Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, the Review-Journal has learned. As a result, some veteran trial lawyers are questioning the company’s gesture and potential influence over Campos, a key witness in the criminal investigation and civil litigation against MGM Resorts.
The Raiders owner arranged to fly in about 30 firefighters, police officers and dispatchers from Las Vegas for Sunday’s Raiders-Los Angeles Chargers game at the Oakland Coliseum.