Published: Sat, October 21, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Security Guard Shot in Las Vegas Massacre Opens Up on Ellen

Security Guard Shot in Las Vegas Massacre Opens Up on Ellen

Campos is the security guard who was shot by Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

Jesus Campos described being shot by gunman Stephen Paddock as Campos walked down the 32nd floor hallway after calling for a maintenance worker on the night of October 1.

Schuck told NBC News that he came upon Campos, who was shot in the leg, as Paddock fired into the hotel's hallway and nearby rooms.

He has broken his silence on what happened the night of the mass shooting attack at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, in an interview that will air on Ellen DeGeneres's talk show on Wednesday.

"As I was walking down, I heard rapid fire, and at first I took cover", he said. He notified security and requested a member of the engineering team to come check out the situation, at which point he heard sounds that he thought were "drilling".

When the gunman opened fire, Country music star Jason Aldean was performing. "I could feel them pass right behind my head. Within millisecond if he hadn't said that I would have got hit", Stephen Schuck said.

Degeneres then gave Campos and Schuck tickets to see their favorite National Football League teams, and said that the show would be making a donation in their honor to the victims fund.

Police later said more than 200 shots were fired into the hallway.

For their efforts, Schuck was provided with an all-expenses-paid trip to an Indianapolis Colts game, and Campos received season tickets for the Oakland Raiders.

Campos also told a woman who had stepped out of her hotel room to get back inside because "it wasn't safe".

The 59-year-old comedian made clear that both Campos and Schuck turned down payouts for the sit-down. She instead gave them tickets for their favorite National Football League teams.

$25,000 was also donated in Campos's name to the Las Vegas Victims' Fund, which, at the time of this writing, has received over $10 million in donations.

The disappearance of Jesus Campos, who was wounded in the leg by Paddock in the lead-up to the worst shooting in modern USA history, has created a media storm.

His MGM Resorts International bosses said he wasn't missing at all.

The company that owns the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino told the Times in a statement Tuesday that Campos "wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing".

Campos' recollection of the mass shooting was valuable due to the cloudy timeline of events that was repeatedly revised by local authorities.

Campos drew intense attention when police hailed him as a hero just after the shooting, saying he unwittingly stopped the massacre by arriving in the hallway.

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