Marquees on the Las Vegas Strip, including the marquee of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption
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Just one day after MGM Resorts appeared to contradict the latest law enforcement timeline of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo sought to address some questions raised about how events unfolded on the chaotic night of Oct. 1. Lombardo told reporters that the account he offered Monday and the one supplied by the company Thursday are “not in conflict.”
Earlier in the week he had presented a significant revision to the initial chronology, suggesting that the Mandalay Bay security guard who confronted shooter Stephen Paddock sustained his injuries at 9:59 p.m. local time, or about six minutes before the gunman turned his weapon on the crowd.
But that time “was derived from a Mandalay Bay report manually created after the fact without the benefit of information we now have,” the hotel’s parent company, MGM Resorts, said Thursday. “We are now confident that the time stated in this report is not accurate.”
“I am very well aware of the MGM statement