Guests at the Mandalay Bay hotel notified the front desk about hearing glass breaking. Someone, they said, was smashing glass.
Shortly after that the gunman, armed with 22 guns in his room, two on tripods, two modified for fully automatic fire, sprayed an estimated 10,000 rounds into a crowd of concert goers nearby.
From the time of the first shot until the swat team and hotel security entered the gunman's suite, 72 minutes passed. 72 minutes. An hour and twelve minutes before the cops reached the gunman's lair. The Mandalay Bay hotel. Vegas. The strip. 72 minutes.
This is Vegas. There's camera surveillance everywhere, even in hotel elevators. How in Hell does a guy get 22 guns, two tripods, 10,000 rounds of ammunition and other paraphernalia into a 32nd floor room undetected?
When hotel security already knew someone was smashing windows on the 32nd floor, how did it take 72 minutes from the first shooting to get into the gunman's room?
10,000 rounds of ammunition in under 72 minutes. He would have been burning the barrels out of his weapons at a fast pace. Only two were fully automatic. Most of those 10,000 bullets must have come out of those two weapons. They must have been glowing white hot.
59 dead, 527 wounded. Thousands traumatized. The City of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas police department and, especially, the Mandalay Bay hotel (MGM Resorts) will need a small army of lawyers to process the lawsuits. MGM Resorts International shares are reported to have taken a $900 million loss on Monday alone.