CrimeOnline has obtained photos and images from inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, where guests were on lockdown overnight in the wake of the deadly mass shooting that killed 58 people and injured dozens more.
Heather North was staying at the Mandalay Bay on Sunday night when Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the luxury hotel and casino, aiming at the crowd attending the Harvest Festival on Route 91.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, when police and SWAT team officers breached Paddock’s hotel room, he was already dead, reportedly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities ordered a lockdown of the hotel, lifting the shelter-in-place order several hours later on Monday morning.
North, who is staying on the 13 floor of the hotel with her husband, who is in Las Vegas for the NetApp Insight conference, shared photos and video of the hotel hallways and the eerily empty casino with CrimeOnline.
Below is a video of a nearly entirely empty casino floor at the Mandalay Bay. North told CrimeOnline that the slot machines were not in operation and that no card tables were open.
North said she found this note by the elevators:
She also noted that dinner plates from the night before at a hotel restaurant were still sitting untouched the next day:
North told CrimeOnline that the Luxor hotel was also closed, and that taxis could not drive directly to the hotel — they can also drive up to a half-mile from the hotel entrance.
Sunday night’s shooting was the deadliest in Unites States history.
[Feature image: Associated Press]