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'They're shooting right at us': Body camera footage shows how police responded to the Las Vegas massacre

Las vegas body cameraLas Vegas Metropolitan Police/YouTubeA view of the body camera footage from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police taken during a mass shooting near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Las Vegas police on Tuesday night released body camera footage that showed how law-enforcement officers responded as the mass shooting unfolded near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday night.

The footage shows authorities taking cover behind a concrete wall, some distance from the hotel.

At points, it becomes apparent that the location is almost directly in view of the gunman Stephen Paddock’s vantage point from his suite on the 32nd-floor of the hotel.

“They’re shooting right at us, guys — everybody stay down,” one policeman can be heard saying on camera.

Another officer shouts: “We see muzzle flashes from the Mandalay Bay! I can see it in the room. Everybody get down!” A new round of gunshots ensues.

Repeated volleys of gunshots continue while police take positions behind the wall and order bystanders to get away. At the 1:33 mark in the video, the gunman unloads bullets non-stop for 10 seconds straight.

The first reports of a shooting were received at 10:08 p.m. PDT Sunday night and the gunfire continued for nine to 11 minutes, Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said during a Tuesday night press briefing. The shooting stopped around 10:19 p.m.

At least 59 people were killed, including the gunman, who shot himself. Hundreds were injured in the chaos.

Watch the footage below:

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