2017 Las Vegas shooting location

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2017 Las Vegas shooting location

This is the location where the 2017 Las Vegas shooting took place.

It is situated at 3901 South Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On the night of October 1st, 2017, a gunman named Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor music festival from the Mandalay Bay hotel.

60 people were killed in the attack, making it one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent history.

Although Paddock's motive remains unknown, the 64-year-old had recently booked hotel rooms overlooking similar festivals in both Boston and Chicago. He had also spent a considerable amount of money purchasing weapons and ammunition in four different states.

In the lead-up to the incident, he booked two suites on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

The rooms in question overlooked the open-air "Route 91 Harvest" music festival, which was being held in a large concrete lot on the opposite side of the boulevard (the image above illustrates his line of sight).

After booking the suites, he filled them with two dozen firearms and a large quantity of ammunition.

His decision to use multiple rifles suggests that he didn't want to waste any time reloading. Using this approach, he could simply switch between weapons.

At roughly 10.05 p.m., Paddock broke two of the windows in his hotel rooms and began firing at the festivalgoers below.

For the next ten minutes, he fired more than 1,000 rounds from 12 semi-automatic rifles.

Initially, many people mistook the gunfire for fireworks. As bullets continued to rain down on the crowd from above, the reality of the situation quickly sank in, causing widespread panic and confusion.

Police officers at the scene struggled to pinpoint the location of the gunman. There were also false reports about multiple shooters.

To complicate matters, the security fence at the festival made it difficult for people to escape the lot.

At some point during the shooting, the police noticed gunfire flashes coming from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. However, by the time they breached the room, Paddock had put a Smith & Wesson revolver up to his mouth and committed suicide.

36 women and 22 men were killed in the initial attack. Two women also died of complications from their injuries in the years that followed.

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2017 Las Vegas shooting address

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.


3901 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada, NV 89119, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the site are:

36.094954, -115.171965


The victims were attending a festival at a large concrete lot called Las Vegas Village. The lot in question is situated 690 yards (630 meters) south of the intersection between Tropicana Avenue and South Las Vegas Boulevard. It lies to the northeast of the Mandalay Bay hotel.


Photos of the site and other related images.

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Stephen Paddock shooting location

This Google Street View image of the former Las Vegas Village was captured in December 2022—more than six years after the shooting.

This angle provides a view of what it would have looked like from a festivalgoer's perspective.

The Mandalay Bay hotel is visible in the background, overlooking the lot. We have highlighted the general location of Paddock's room in red.

As you can see, he had a wide view of the crowd below.



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This is an aerial map of the area.

Following the shooting, investigators found handwritten notes that suggested Paddock had calculated his altitude and distance from the festival.

These numbers would have helped him adjust his aim to account for bullet drop.

Generally speaking, bullets begin to drop in the 200–300 meter range. The distance between his hotel room window and the festival was 280–500 meters, depending on the section of the lot that he was aiming at.

Mandalay Bay hotel

Mandalay Bay hotel

The Mandalay Bay hotel is situated at 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

One month before the shooting, Paddock stayed at the hotel with his girlfriend, Marilou Danley.

When investigators spoke to Danley, she recalled that he was acting strangely and appeared to be scoping out Las Vegas Village from different angles of their room.

On September 25th, 2017, Paddock arrived at Madalay Bay again. However, on this occasion, he booked into Room 135 on the 32nd floor by himself.

Four days later, on September 29th, he also booked the adjoining suite in Room 134.

During his stay, he made multiple trips to his home in Mesquite to stock up on weapons and bring them back in suitcases.

Coordinates: 36.092705, -115.174797

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Paddock's house

Stephen Paddock house

Paddock's house was situated at 1372 Babbling Brook Court in Mesquite, Nevada.

Cellphone records indicate that he returned to this address multiple times during his stay at the hotel.

It would have taken him roughly three hours to make a round trip between the two locations.

Coordinates: 36.834567, -114.119427

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Las Vegas Village

Las Vegas Village

The "Route 91 Harvest" country music festival took place at an open-air venue called Las Vegas Village, which is a 15-acre concrete lot in the Paradise area of Las Vegas.

The site was closed down following the shooting. These days, it is an empty parking lot.


Stephen Paddock

Paddock's motive remains unknown.

When a mass shooting occurs, the public is anxious to understand why the perpetrator committed such a heinous act. Most people cannot comprehend why someone would actively plan the cold-blooded murder of dozens of innocent concertgoers.

Unfortunately, there isn't always a clear-cut motive in these kinds of cases. Furthermore, one man's rationale might not make sense to someone else.

Paddock didn't seem to have any strong political views. Nor did he leave behind a note or manifesto.

For all we know, he was depressed, angry at the world, and wanted to gain notoriety before committing suicide.

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