If you look up at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort from the Las Vegas Strip, you will see the two blown-out windows on the 32nd floor. These served as sniper’s perches for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Authorities say Stephen Paddock, of Mesquite, Nev., booked Room 32135 — a large suite with uninterrupted views of the iconic Strip — last Thursday. Now those expansive windows show the vantage points of a man who killed at least 58 people and injured nearly 500 at a music festival being held across the street on Sunday night. Police found a trove of 23 firearms and the gunman’s body inside.
With the investigation ongoing, it is still far too early for MGM Resorts International, the hospitality company that owns and operates the luxury resort and casino, to comment publicly about what will become of the room Paddock booked.
“Security continues to be a top priority at all of MGM Resorts as our Security team is working tirelessly to protect the safety of our guests and facilities,” MGM Resorts spokesperson Debra DeShong said in a statement.