On the night of the tragic Las Vegas shooting of concert goers to the Route 91 Harvest Festival from Mandalay Bay, the police scanner transcript shows that authorities received reports of shootings at up to TEN additional hotels, some nowhere near the Mandalay Bay. From that transcript, we learn of several interesting occurrences, including the following:
Police pursued and "pinned down" a possible suspect at Circus Circus just 45 minutes after the shooting ceased at Mandalay Bay
Two minutes later, police received the first of multiple reports of shootings at New York, New York
Over the next ten minutes, shooting reports and a bomb threat come in from Luxor, Excalibur, Tropicana, and Hooters
During this same time frame, multiple people are reported down outside of Zumanity within New York, New York
Police openly question whether these events are diversions
Within a couple of minutes, the Mandalay Bay shooter's room is finally breached over an hour from when the shooting began
Additional reports of shooting come in again from New York, New York and now Aria
Medics report being shot at in Tropicana. A video is taken of a team of heavily armed men (possible combination of police and hired security) entering through the hotel carrying a gurney
Over the course of the next ten minutes, multiple locations are cleared with police reporting back that there were no shots fired while new reports of shootings come in from Bellagio, Caesar's Palace, and Paris
Roughly an hour and fifteen minutes after the shooting started, police report a vehicle drive through the roadblocks near the festival grounds, continue north on Las Vegas Blvd., before turning east on Tropicana toward the airport and through a police command post that had been setup an hour prior
The day prior to the shooting, union workers were required to complete mandatory active shooter drills which were scheduled to take place in participating casinos.
While there is ample evidence something happened at these hotels to send people into a panic (see videos below), there are no known reports of casualties.
Several questions remain unanswered. Did these active shooting drills overlap with the Mandalay Bay shooting? Were these shooters firing into the air? Were they firing blanks? Were these events used as diversions so that others might freely most throughout (or out of) the city undetected by a distracted police force?