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Judges order Las Vegas shooting records unsealed

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Judges in Las Vegas have ordered the release of search warrant records and autopsy reports related to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, with some information to be redacted.

Court officials are redacting the warrant records in preparation for release later Tuesday.

Judge Elissa Cadish issued a written order to release documents showing what investigators told judges to obtain the search warrants after the Oct. 1 shooting.

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The order followed a closed-door hearing Friday with lawyers representing Las Vegas police.

Separately, Judge Timothy Williams ruled that the Clark County coroner should release autopsy records of the shooter and the 58 people killed by gunfire, with victims’ names blacked out.

The coroner has the option of appealing the autopsies ruling to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Media organizations including The Associated Press sued to unseal records in a bid to answer ongoing questions about the investigation.

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