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we are awaiting a press briefing from the las vegas police officials in any minute. but first let's go to our very own hillary vaughn. charles: they are walking out right now. >> we are on a 20-second delay for the live view. carlos, you ready? all right. good afternoon, everyone. i'm obviously sheriff lombardo, clark county. this will be our fourth briefing since the incident took place yesterday evening. i'll give you a short synopsis
of our updates, then we have other individuals standing behind me to make comments. so, there is two things we are attempting to achieve. we have to finish processing the scenes. we have three separate scenes, it will be four at this point. we have the 32nd floor of the room at the mandalay bay. we have the event location. the house in mesquite and now we have s.w.a.t. getting ready to hit the house in northern nevada. at this point we did in the last briefing, i was unable to tell you what we retrieved from the house of mesquite. we retrieved in excess of 18 additional firearms. some explosives, and several thousand round of ammo along with electronic devices we are
evaluating at this point. i mention that s.w.a.t. is about to breach the house up in northern nevada. then i'll give you an update on the casualty numbers. we are standing at 527 for individuals injured and individuals who have died or passed away, 59. we have several people calling about personal items located at the stadium. we are not done processing that scene yet. once we are done processing the scene, we'll make arrangements for people that attended the stadium that believe they have personal items there to respond to the area and we'll help you retrieve your items. at this point i want to bring gregg castle forward from the fire department and he will give you an update on the family resource center. it's important for and i appreciate you want to go put this out for the people's
families responding to the las vegas area, some local proprietaries have suffered up rooms for the family members at no charge. that's the boyd group, stations casinos, south point and also siegel sweeps. so one more time, the boyd group, station casinos, south point with mr. gone and the siegel sweeps. individuals responding to the las vegas area in need of accommodations, those individual properties will accommodate you. gregg? >> my name is gregg castle, chief of the fair department. the family assistance center is set up to provide services for the families that are coming
into town or are still here trying to handle what has happened with their loved ones. they are providing all the services to provide flights, housing, food, transportation and many other things. that's a wonderful thing for our community to have come forward and done. it's pretty much take up the south hall of the convention center. there is a drop-off donation center for people who want to drop off non-perishable goods. the entrance is off sierra vista west of this convention center area command metro center. i would like to that men and women of the fire department, the clark county fire department, las vegas fire and rescue, and north las vegas fire department. we were all teamed up there last
night doing what we trained for so many years. we wish it never happened but we had a plan in place. we had 108 firefighters on scene. we have 155 unit hours. we teamed up with our partners from law enforcement to reach as many people as we could. i want to take a moment to recognize community ambulance. they were there assed a standby medical. they immediately threw critically ill patients in their ambulances and amr and medic west ambulances. they brought all hands on deck and brought in all their employees from pickup trucks to vans to bring medical supplies down to a staging area to make those resources to our community. city want to give a big how
theout to those private ambulance companies. >> how many ambulances? >> i could not quantify that. but i have worked here for 30 years and i have never seen as many blantss that it saw last night. dozens and dozens. >> a 108 firefighters combined from four fire departments. >> times of injuries were there that you transported to the hospital? was it mostly gunshot wounds? >> gunshots to shrapnel to trampling injuries. >> can you tell us what the staging process is. some said it took a long time to get into the venue or rescuers
to get in. >> we had multiple branches and divisions set up to cover that large area. i can't speak to how long it took them to get into the venue. we had issues out of the start because we didn't know where the gunfire was what we weren't sure sit was safe to commit our people. we know they are going into a dangerous situation that's why we do it in a rescue task force with the police departments going into harm's way which is something even 10 years ago wouldn't have taken place because we never trained on it. we had no on-doubt injuries of of any our -- we had no on duty injuries of any emergency response personnel from our department.
>> thank you, gregg. i'm the coroner of clark county. i would like to first all ask that everybody keep those involved in this incident in their thoughts and prayers. as well as the first responders, all government agencies and all of us who have come together, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. know we are working hard to make sure we take care of the families involved in this incident. i would like to talk about the family assistance center. we have that set up at the convention center. we are fully operational right now. and we have met with multiple families. we are continuing to interview the families. the goal of that center is to provide families information about the identification their loved ones. and as importantly, to collect
information from them so we can make the identifications as fast as possible. we are working very hard at make those identifications out of respect for the families. i would rather not go into the details of the injuries at this point. >> [inaudible] many body [inaudible] >> we are about as equipped as anybody in the country. i don't know anybody can be fully equipped to handle this. but we have gotten support through grant money and our county commission through the years. we've trained and exer-sides and we are putting that training and exercise? place right now. our fire departments and police departments are doing a good job, all things considered. >> do you have enough space at the coroner's office? >> we do have enough face now,
yes. as of right now all of the confirmed fat alternates have been recovered, and they have been transported to our office, yes. >> does that include the shooter, the 59? >> i believe that includes the short. but that number could be fluid. with that number unfortunately may go up and i don't want to give an exact number and confirmation at this point. >> it does not include the short. >> thank you, shaffer. we are handle is as good as could be expected. everybody in this room and everybody in our county is suffering as a result of this tragic incident. i appreciate you asking and we are handling it well and our staff is doing a good job of managing it. >> are you able to assess the types of injuries that led to
these deaths? were they all by gunshot? >> chief castle spoke about the injuries. the families want answers, and i prefer out of respect to them to give them the answers before we make those public. so i'm not going to answer that at this time, ken, thank you. thank you very much for your time. >> thank you once again for being here and spreading this community to our community. city want to reiterate what i said earlier. a special shout-out to the sheriff and chief castle and our men and women and first responders. when you see one of these men and women in their uniforms, please tell them thank you. they went in when everybody was running out. but for the fact of their selfless actions we would have hundreds more casualties than what we are facing. the crime scene is horrific and
these folks did an incredible job. went above and beyond. i want to assure everyone it's under control. las vegas is a safe place to be. it's a safe place to visit. we encourage people to come here. we have been deluged with donations, blankets, food and water. it's almost as if we can't handle any more donations at convention center. after we put out a call for blood, we have a 6 to 8-shower wait at our blood centers. appointments are being made for thursday and friday. we set up a gofundme account because we thought we could ask some of these victims with funeral and travel expenses. we have over 500 emergency rooms.
we started a gofundme account and it has contributions in excess of $2.4 million. the hate that this one individual, this sloan wolf rained down on our community was met by an outpouring of love by our entire community. we'll get through this together and get through it as one community. our thoughts and prayers are with all the families. >> thank you very much, i'm dina titus, i represent nevada's first district which includes the las vegas strip and the scene of this horrendous act. so many times i have welcomed people las vegas. i never imagined i would be standing here trying to offer solace and service to those who would be harmed or killed by such an act.
my office is serving as a clearing house. we don't want to get in the way of the wonderful law enforcement and first responders who have done such a good job. we have gotten many phone calls from people across the country looking to find out where their folks are. we are trying to pass that information on to the appropriate place. a couple immigration calls we are trying to help with as well. in addition to services that have been mentioned. thomas and mac opened up as a temporary location for people put out of their hotel rooms. the school district offered their counselors to the public. airbnb offered their facilities. the community is stepping up.
we heard acts of heroism. pointing out where they thought the shots were coming from. a friend of one of my staff members was being trampled. they were running out. somebody grabbed and pulled them into the house just to be safe. a car slowed down and said where can we go to give blood. las vegas is resilient. with everybody pulling through this we'll get through this. the medical personnel taking care of people in the parking lots of hospitals. >> i represent nevada's third district just outside the las vegas strip. i reiterate what everyone said here.
our first responders, our hospital staff, our hotel staff, firefighters, ambulance, police. and i stand but not just as a congresswoman, but as a mother, daughter, sister, friend, and a member of this community. we are a strong community. we know how to fight and be resilient and pull together. we'll come together with our community partners, airbnb, lift and uber and taxi drivers. we'll move forward and we'll do it in strength. appreciate everybody's support that helped us. again, thank you. >> not a lot to add to what has been said. what i do want to add is we'll
never forget october 1, 2017 will be a day to remember here in las vegas. it's a day we'll remember for years to come as we remember and think about how dangerous this world can be. i'm grateful to the sheriff's department and all the first responders for everything they have done. the number of phone calls we received, the condolences that are flowing into this community is second to none. i want to thank our whole congressional delegation for working together, linking arms and trying to move this community forward. nevada is strong. nevada will remain strong. we'll get through this working together. thank you. >> carolyn goodman, the mayor of the great city of las vegas. the help has not only come from around this country, but also
from abroad. we want to thank all of the law enforcement and first responders that have come in from other parts of the state as well as los angeles. the number of people that have come and gotten in line to give blood has become an issue we are going to learn from. we haven't been able to keep up with it. people are frustrated. they love this community and love what it represents. and they want to do something about it. it's been incredible. to learn this fund the sheriff set up is over a million dollars. you can feel the heartbeat of the people that call las vegas and nevada home. most of especially in talking and i spent last night at the hospital in umc and at valley to talk to some of those who were less seriously injured, how confused they were about the
issue. when you go to an outdoor entertainment and even the inner side, you are usually given a bracelet. identification. because they were up front and in a confined environment, the places to get out were less open to them. but the sound and talking to the patients, hearing different sounds because they are thinking it's fireworks or part of the technology of the music that's being played, they could tell me they were thinking it was coming from different areas. the fact that our first responders and law enforcement acted so quickly and so professionally and attended to the need right then and there and were able to get up to mandalay bay in four minutes is an incredible feat. it saved thousands of lives. we had 22,000 people there in a small area.
it's amazing how efficiently law enforcement and first responders worked. our president called me on my cell phone and spoke with the shaffer and the attorney general with whom i was speaking, and whatever he could provide, and he is coming out here. the question is what can be done. people are asking, emails are coming, phone calls are coming and i'm sure everyone standing here has received them. this is a remarkable community of people who are involved who do care. this heinous crime, this maniac could do such destruction to so many people. we even lost one of our members at city hall. it's a very difficult time. while the sun is shining in las vegas, it's a dark and black day. as i'm sure that was said, october 1, 2017 will be one of the darkest days ever and
hopefully never again. thank you. thank you, sheriff, and thank you law enforcement and first responders. simply unbelievable. at 5:00 at city hall will be the first of i'm sure several vigils. 5:00 city hall. pastor troy will be leading that. this is a loving and caring community and i'm proud to be its mayor. >> i'm mark hutchinson the lieutenant governor of the great state of nevada. the governor was here earlier and said this has been our finest hour as a state it's been our finest hour as a city and among our finest hours as americans. if you were taken into umc medical center and you were alive, you are still alive today. you are still alive at this hour. the amount of skill and professionalism that was shown
by those doctors and nurses and medical professionals is extraordinary. the same is true if you weren't to spring valley hospital. if you were alive, you are still alive. could not be prouder of those men and women who saved so many lives in las vegas today and saved so many lives in las vegas last night. as i went into these hospital rooms throughout the day, my friends and colleagues behind me me, they heard the same stories that i did. the heroic efforts of ordinary people from all over this country. i'll tell you how personality is. i just came from spring valley hospital. and karen was injured seriously and was carried away from the scene, and she said if i ever had a chance to thank this
individual she said i would thank him. his name is sean topper. she said that he was her guardian angel that day. we saw and heard story after story like this. ordinary americans helping other ordinary americans it's a great day for america and a sad day for las vegas, my hometown. tragedy beyond words. but this is a day when americans helped americans make it through the night. i say god bless them all. thank you. >> did you tell us everyone who went to those hospitals, none of them died at the hospital? >> when i was at umc today ski was told by the trauma surgeons that everyone who made it into umc alive is still alive. there are those that were not alive when they arrived. that was the information i got. and wanted to make the point that there was extraordinary
still shown by the medical professionals at umc. >> did anybody go to hospitals out of the state? >> we had one individual to the best of my recollection in california. >> i want to thank everybody for coming. one more clarification. besides the vigil at city hall there is an adays vigil at 5:00 p.m. at guardian angel cathedral adjacent to the encore hotel. i'm glad to answer questions. >> have you found a hah manifesto? >> we haven't located anything of that description. 16 in the room. we have calibers ranging from .308 to .223. >> is there any evidence a phone or laptop or other device? >> i'm not aware of that at this
time. one at a time please. >> [inaudible] >> i'm not aware of that. >> the person of interest, you said you found 18 more guns in that home and they shared a home. how could a person not know all of that was inside their home? >> i didn't say we were discontinuing the investigation into that female. we are continuing the investigation into that female. there are several questions that need to be answered similar to what you propose. but she is currently out of the country. we are making arrangements to contact her upon her return. i believe she is in tokyo. >> 16 in the hotel room and 18
in the home in mesquite. >> there was hand gun the hotel room and i'm not aware of any other weapons. >> did you finds anything in the suspect's car? >> yes, we found i believe it was fertilizer? is that correct, todd? ammonia sulphate. >> ammonia nitrate within the car. we didn't have any come found additional to that. you mentioned the planting of explosives at the mesquite home itself. >> i believe it was tannarite. i also saw that on the internet and i believe some journalism research produced that but we haven't had the opportunity to he central wait it. >> why are you sending a squat* team up north?
do you know what's in that snows. >> no, we don't. the s.w.a.t. team is part of the bomb squad and we want to make sure into booby traps are available. >> [inaudible] >> we believe so. the atf hasn't evaluated them. i don't knowy if the ser pins have been filed. >> any of the blaze you have searched, computer hard drives? >> yes, we have. we haven't evaluated them yet. the fbi has given us their resources to evaluate those. >> [inaudible] >> yes. >> were any of them modified or purchased automatic? >> i'm not aware of that. we are aware of one gun dealer who came forward to say edsold the weapons to the suspect.
but we are aware of. >> other individuals engaged in those transactions. >> here in las vegas? >> i am not aware of las vegas. we are aware of arizona. >> [inaudible] >> no, there were several suitcases. i can't give you the exact number. it was in excess of 10. >> [inaudible] >> from the 28th. >> he just kept bringing suitcases back and forth and no one was the wiser? >> i wish that would have happened. >> did he visit the festival during that time? >> we don't have information on that. >> do you have a working more tough. >> no. it was a large suite with two rooms. in the interaction with security they believe it was between the
29th and 32nd floor. we had to evaluate every floor moving up. >> there was some talk [inaudible] >> we are researching that. we had information that he may have attended life is beautiful. but we haven't confirmed it yet. >> [inaudible] >> we had complaints from customers and security. >> [inaudible] >> yes, they did. >> was the team engaged by security before police arrived? >> no he engaged security. he shot through the doorway and shot a security guard. >> was the security guard killed? >> please, slow down. so kay. i don't think as fast as you. he was shot in the leg. >> the short might have been employed by a federal agency?
>> i can't confirm or deny that. >> it might be soon to broach this idea but are you starting to think about plans for reevaluation, enhancement of security? >> target hardening, absolutely. that's a continual conversation. everybody is aware of the project to prevent any harm. target hardening, evaluating customers will be on a continual basis. we believe -- my understanding they are boyfriends, girlfriends. >> if i would measure by site. >> he had coach on some of the rifles. >> multiple rivals during the assault?
>> i don't know whether he used all of them. we have to break them down and evaluate them. >> i want to expand on the roast your officers [inaudible] let us know how they are doing, too. >> that's a difficult question. it's not difficult it's a hard question for me to answer because of what they did. quite often we are the ones that go in when everybody is running the other way. this event, that's what occurred. and we asked the officers who are well trained to address these types of events. this is different than anything we have trained for because the active short is unreachable. our first intent is life safety and i'm proud of what our officers did. >> four minutes? >> i don't even want to guess on a time. you would probably do a better
job than me with the evaluation. >> a timeline on when they can expect the traces to be done? >> i believe in short order. aaron, do you have a timeline on that? i would anticipate the next day or two. >> [inaudible] we have no evidence of that. >> i'm not a ware of anything. -- i'm not aware of anything. we do our standard announcements before entry. >> were guns found in the vehicle? >> no, not in the vehicle, in the home. >> target? >> exactly. you can bite in any gun store. it's available, commercially
available. i was told but i can't recall. several pounds. >> do you have any information he frequented las vegas often or was scouting out locations in the weeks leading up to this? >> no, other than what's presented with life is beautiful. and he lives in close vicinity of las vegas, that being mesquite. >> that players club card be any indication he was familiar are the hotel. >> no, because the card did not belong to him. >> some of the folks think he might not have held his primary residence there. do you know where he lived? >> i believe it was mesquite. i saw a posting that the neighbors were familiar with the individual. but he was reclusive.
>> [inaudible] >> this will be the last question. all the officers were assigned to the event. we do have officers that were inside for other events inside the mandalay bay as a matter of weekly practice. specifically the night clubs. but i'm sure they were not aware of what was taking place similar to the officers at the event. officers took it upon themselves to help the customers exit the grounds and some officers took it upon themselves to immediately go to the mandalay bay. there was a team of six officers that approached security. they went up the elevators after discussing the situation with security. and they checked each floor by floor until they located what they believe to be the room. they approached a room, received gunfire, they backed off and
s.w.a.t. responded. i don't recall a smoke alarm. i appreciate everybody's time and patience. and we'll update you later this evening. todd, do you have a time you want to update them? >> we'll shoot for 7:00 p.m. for updates of any new information. thank you. charles: that was clark county sheriff lombardo. i want to go out to hillary vawb with the latest. >> we just got the latest numbers. they have listen to 527 wound and 59 people lost their lives in this massacre last night. that number does not include the shooter that killed himself. they gave us details about what they retrieved from the shooters home. they said they took 18 additionle firearms in addition
0 explosives and several thousand round of ammo. they found ammonia nitrate in his car. they took computer hard drives they said the fbi will evaluate for them. they are look into whether he had been employed with a federal agency at any point in time. they identified gun deals that have done trace actions. one gun dealer came forward releasing a statement addressing that. i want to talk about the response they found. they said they have never seen so many ambulances responding to a scene in his entire decades career in las vegas. that gives you a sense of how big the response was. shrapnel wound and trample wound, people running people over as they are trying to escape and get away from the
situation. the problem they say they have is blood donations. there is a 6 to 8 hour wait to donate blood. and they set up a gofundme account and so far they received 15,000 donations and $1.2 million has come in so far. charles: joining me now, randy sutton. sutton. randy, let me start with you. one of the things that stood out was the sheriff and others talking about this term target hardening. we heard that there is nothing that can be done for a situation like this. it's a one-off. but it's not preventable. as long as we live in a free society where we value our freedom and value not living under a surveillance state,
there is only so much we can do. remember that people come to las vegas as in every tourist destination to relax and let their hair down, and if we do some of the more radical things that have been suggested like search the luggage or scan each piece of luggage that comes into the hotel. it will create massive delays. and it won't be stood for by patrons. there can be additional surveillance. there are steps that will be examined. >> early on his female come and yont sheriff said perhaps was his girlfriend. now it seems they are bringing her back in as a potential suspect considering the number of weapons found in the hotel
and the house, and the ammonium nitrate in the car. how possible is it that there was more than one person involved in this? >> they are trying to identify what knowledge his girlfriend may have had and did she lend herself to this tragedy. in reference to finding additional weapons. this is a region of the country that is gun friendly. the largest gun show industry undertaking occurs every january. so the fact that someone has 18 firearms in their home is not little or no consequence. by the shouldn't be overemphasized. what does concern me is the ammonium nitrate they found. but waim concerned with what is
>> almost black and everyone was yelling get down, at that point, all we could hear, except for music was rounds of firearms going off, and ducking on the ground, could not see anything. all we hear was gunshots. >> you were running in dark, not knowing where you were going? >> at first everyone dropped to the ground. yelling stay down. >> that is first round. >> it paused then a guy -- you
hear him yell, run, he is reloading. and so, everyone just gets up and takes off and tramples people, people had been drinking, all day and night. people are falling, running over, then like, grills in the way, that are cooking meat, and people are burning on the grills. >> sounds like a horri horrific, liberty and logan thank you for joining us, we'll be right back.
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massacre. joining me now, university of memphis law school, and stacey washington host. you have police and firemen recovering bodies. tweets started coming, and statements coming, blame on guns and littl political stuff is tho early, particularly from high profile folks like hillary clinton. >> absolutely, i understand that people want to advance their agenda, but right now, whether we're still figuring out how many people have died, the best thing to do is wait and listen to law enforcement and leaders in las vegas, we can get plore information then we'll have time to argue about thin like whether or not the nra . charles: same question, stephen, it feels like they leap on these thing so quickly, they don't
help their own cause. >> well, i don't begrudge been the -- the right to discuss it. but i think that big point right here, we still don't enough about the facts to draw any conclusions about what kind of legislation or lessons learned. we should wait a couple of days to figure out what they know about where the guns come from, how they get the guns, how they were used, then you would be able to draw a lesson. charles: i think honoring the dead and the victims might come first, thank you very much, we'll be right back.
joining me by phone, danita cohen from university medical center in las vegas, we know there are 527 injured at this moment, the question is it such an overwhelming number, how has have the medical professionals decided who to help, not to help or when to help. it seems a situation you could never be prepared for. >> a situation we prepare for because we know that unfortunately tragedy will strike, we're only level one country center in nevada, patients are triaged out i in field, emergency transporters determine which help hospitals that patients go to, we received most critically injured patients. we also received several patients who went to the
emergency department, our trauma center is a stand alone trauma center. charles: i think, i was referring to, greg castle, fire chief talked about dozens of ambulances, the sheer number. but, you have been lauded so far, it has been remarkable, the ability to save these lives. you had preparation, actually going through some like this, the worse mass shooting in history of america, what have you learned? >> i have learned that i am proud to represent the hospital here, only level 1 trauma center, we were very prepared even for an influx of 104 patients with critical, life-threatening injuries. this is what we train for. just a couple month ago we had a mass casualty training incident by a trauma fizz -- physician who of on duty the night of
charles: questions are swirling over the suspected shooter behind las vegas massacre, what could trigger a 64-year-old to murder over 58 people. ceo of global security group, and firearms expert, and dr. keith ablow. a psychiatrist, what happens here? everyone saying he seemed normal, including his brother, something was wrong, he okay
accumulated weapons, something was going wrong. >> absolutely, i think that this will be a case in which when all facts are known, we see the psychiatric system failing here. to address concerns that were dire for this man. a gambling addict, perhaps a family where his dad was on fbi 10 most wanted list, questions about whether he was taking more than one psychiatric medicine for what. this is not a case of having a gun problem in the united states, this is a case of a psychiatric problem in terms of the system we have evolved, so many holes in it. charles: hole on one second -- hold on one second, the house held a moment of silence on the floor in honor was the victims of las vegas massacre.
[ silence ] that was house of representatives, i want bring in david katz, you have watched this, you profile these folks, there is always a story behind it, we learn in aftermath. no one snaps, particularly to this degree, this is well thought out plan. and well executed. >> two possible components, if he was truly mentally diseased, had did you not take away from fact even mentally ill people can plan. we have aurora, colorado, virginia tech, they plan carefully. that is not to say he didn't have other motivation, people who perhaps, politically motivated -- -- >> he passed 30 fbi background
checks. >> there no system in place to prevent people whoure under psychiatric care from gaining access to firearms, that has to change. charles: thank you very much. here is lou dobbs. lou: good evening, it has been 18 hours since gunman carried out worse mass shooting in our country's history. what we know is that at least 59 people were killed. more than 500 wounded. 64-year-old stephen paddock of mesquite, nevada, started firing an automatic weapon from 32nd floor of mandalay bay resort and casino, at an outdoor country music festival on las vegas strip. pa