Court order about Las Vegas shooting evidence suggests shooter may have had multiple rooms

Part of Reno Ave. near South Las Vegas Blvd is blocked with police tape in the aftermath of a mass shooting Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, with dozens killed and hundreds injured, some by gunfire, some during the chaotic escape. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A court order about evidence connected to Stephen Paddock, on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, suggests it’s possible Paddock had more than one room on that floor.

MGM Resorts has agreed to preserve 25 categories of evidence, connected to a civil lawsuit filed by a California woman, who was shot three times on Oct. 1.

Last Thursday, after Judge Mark Denton issued a temporary preservation order, MGM said it would fight the decision.

However, in a filing this week, MGM’s attorneys now say they’ll protect 25 categories of evidence.

The evidence includes video surveillance from Sept. 25 to Oct.1, Paddock's room key data for Sept. 25 to Oct.1, five years of Paddock's MGM hotel records, records of Paddock's VIP guest hosts, and any facial recognition images of Paddock.

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While the order doesn’t specifically identify hotel suite 135, where police say Paddock launched his attack, it does contain plural references to preserving evidence inside Paddock’s “rooms” on the 32nd floor.

Attorney Brian Nettles says his office is looking into the possibility that Paddock had access to more than one room on the 32nd floor at Mandalay Bay.

“Certainly Mandalay Bay, MGM, Live Nation, knows way more about what occurred over the period of nearly a week, that allowed this to happen. And that's the information we are seeking,” said Nettles.

Once the order is signed by Judge Denton, it will replace Thursday’s temporary ruling, and eliminate the need for the court hearing currently scheduled for this Monday.

Representatives from MGM have not responded to requests for comment on the plural reference to Paddock’s “rooms” made in the court filing they drafted.

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