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Mandalay Bay called ambulance for injured employee before calling 911

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Stephen Paddock unleashed his rampage through two broken windows at the Mandalay Bay hotel (FOX5). Stephen Paddock unleashed his rampage through two broken windows at the Mandalay Bay hotel (FOX5).

A security dispatcher at Mandalay Bay told police that the casino did not immediately call 911 or Metro dispatch after receiving reports of an active shooter from a wounded security officer on the 32nd floor.

This is one of four articles released by FOX5 since 1,234 pages of witness reports were released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday.

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Jesus Campos, who called his security team to tell them that he thought he was hit in the leg with a "pellet gun," reported the shots directly from room 32-135.

The Mandalay Bay dispatcher, who said he did not speak to Campos directly, told armed security to respond to the 32nd floor. He then said he called an ambulance for Campos prior to calling 911 or Metro dispatch. He said this was based on the report of a "pellet gun" and lack of confirmation regarding the shooter's room.

By the time the dispatcher called 911, officers had arrived at the Mandalay Bay security office, the dispatcher told police.

"I identified myself and who I was and (the operator) stated, um, 'You're my main contact, please do not hang up this phone,'" the Mandalay Bay dispatcher described. "I handed (a Metro officer) the phone... then that's when, um, he took over the 911 dispatch call."

"I felt kinda useless, because my main job in there is answering phones and he has my main line," he continued.

"Don't get me wrong, no one's in trouble here," Detective B. Hodson told the security dispatcher.

In another recorded interview, Hodson asked a different security dispatcher (who did not call 911) why Campos would be simultaneously reporting a "pellet gun" and an active shooter.

The witness reports released by Metro did not include a statement or interview with Stephen Schuck, the engineer who responded to Paddock's room on the 32nd floor on the night of the shooting.

Stay with FOX5 for continuing updates on this story.

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