LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A survivor of the 1 October massacre told police two days after the shooting in a tape recorded interview that he witnessed a man dressed all in black who was carrying a large black rifle surrender to police near East Reno Avenue and Giles Street as he exited the Route 91 venue during the attack.
“Um, so we ran across the street and that’s when I saw it but she didn’t see it. There was a — so by Reno there was a bunch of cop cars. And then closer to the exit there was a bunch of cop cars. I’m walking in between, there’s a guy dressed in black holding […] a giant rifle in his hand,” the witness told police. “He had his hands up like, he was, like, surrendering. And everybody just kept yelling, like, ‘oh my gosh, that’s the shooter’ or ‘that’s one of them. He’s surrendering […].’”
The eyewitness then explained to police that the man surrendering “definitely, wasn’t […] a police officer or […] SWAT,” and said that when he ran towards Hooters “everybody came from the back of Hooters running saying there was another shooter.”
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