(CBS) — Video shot from a Las Vegas taxi reveals the frightening, chaotic moments during the mass shooting outside the Mandalay Bay hotel–and how some people escaped the massacre in the cab.
The video starts with the first shots fired as the taxi is parked outside the hotel.
(Warning: Raw video contains profanity.)
For the first few minutes, people are seen standing around bewildered, as hundreds of shots are fired.
“I am not sure why people aren’t running,” the driver says. “It sure doesn’t seem like people are running.”
Suddenly, a group of distraught concert goers get into the cab. One passenger is covered in blood, but apparently not injured.
The group begins calling family and friends to tell them they are OK.
“Mom, I am OK, but I am covered in blood. There was a mass shooting,” one passenger says.
“There was a mass shooting, there were dead bodies everywhere.”
“I don’t know how I survived!”
Eventually the cab driver drives the panicked fans away from the strip.
At the five-minute mark in the video, the camera appears to capture flashes from a window that is below the floor from which Stephen Paddock fired from multiple weapons, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500.
“It seems like it’s coming from the 10th floor,” the cab driver says.
Eventually, the driver sees people scrambling over fencing to escape and several get into the taxi.
“Go, go, go!” one passenger pleads.
“Everybody’s dead!” a passenger says, asking to be taking to the Luxor Hotel.
The driver tells them she won’t go near the strip.
“OK, take us far away.”
‘Everybody’s bloody. Thousands are dead.”
The video ends with the group in a strip mall.