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Police to release witness accounts of 1 October shooting

Mandalay Bay is seen from the site of the Route 91 Harvest Festival on November 22, 2017. (KSNV)

Police in Las Vegas plan to make public witness statements and officer reports about last year's mass shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds in what was the deadliest event of its kind in modern U.S. history.

The scheduled release of documents on Wednesday comes more than seven months after the Oct. 1 Las Vegas Strip shooting.

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It follows a court order in a public records lawsuit by The Associated Press and other media organizations.

Las Vegas police two weeks ago released video from two officers' body-worn cameras showing police blasting through the door of the 32nd-floor hotel suite where authorities say the gunman opened fire from windows and killed himself before officers arrived.

The police department opposed releasing the information, calling the public records request costly and time-consuming.


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