Ho­tel worker says he warned about shooter be­fore mas­sacre

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - WEATHER -

LAS VE­GAS » A main­te­nance worker said Wed­nes­day he told ho­tel dis­patch­ers to call po­lice and re­port a gun­man had opened fire with a ri­fle in­side Man­dalay Bay be­fore the shooter be­gan fir­ing from his high­rise suite into a crowd at a nearby mu­si­cal per­for­mance.

The re­vised time­line has re­newed ques­tions about whether bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion might have al­lowed po­lice to re­spond more quickly and take out the gun­man be­fore he com­mit­ted the dead­li­est mass shoot­ing in mod­ern U.S. his­tory.

Worker Stephen Schuck told NBC News that he was check­ing out a re­port of a jammed fire door on the 32nd floor of Man­dalay Bay when he heard gun­shots and a ho­tel se­cu­rity guard, shot in the leg, peeked out from an al­cove and said to take cover.

“As soon as I started to go to a door to my left the rounds started com­ing down the hall­way,” he said.

That ac­count dif­fers dra­mat­i­cally from the one po­lice gave last week.

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