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Reports of second massacre at Hooters night of Las Vegas tragedy are false

Sunday afternoon social media was buzzing with reports of a second massacre that had occurred on Oct. 1 in addition to the massacre at the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas, claiming a second attack had occurred at Hooters Hotel and Casino.

This is 100 percent fake news.

People died that night, others were shot. Using a tragedy like that for entertainment purposes to further an outrageous agenda is a disgrace.

There was no other shooting or massacre at Hooters.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers who were inside the concert venue when the shooting was occurring, started to direct concert goers, some who were shot out of the venue eastbound to Hooters.

That’s what you do when you have an active shooter incident, you get everyone who can walk or crawl out of the immediate area where the gunshots are being targeted.

Rescue units were on scene at Hooters placing the wounded inside the ambulances. That’s why there were emergency medical personnel placing the wounded and injured inside the rescue units who were staging at Hooters.

What made the situation worse was that those escaping the carnage at the concert venue stampeded into the Hooters Hotel for cover.

You can clearly hear the LVMPD radio traffic from the night of the shooting when one officer tells the dispatcher, “Control 3Mary9, I’m at the center with other officers here, we got a lot of wounded. We’re sending them towards the Reno side towards Hooters [out of harm’s way].”

LVMPD Charleston Hartfield

A dealer who was working inside Hooters on the night of the massacre told Nevada Public Radio on Oct. 2 that you could hear the gunshots outside and people were coming into the casino who were shot and wounded. The dealer stated that there were bodies in front of the casino that were just lying there, people who ran from the venue, they just died right there.

The emergency medical personnel and the police did an outstanding job that night placing their own lives in jeopardy to get people away from the gunfire.

Las Vegas buried LVMPD officer Charleston Hartfield on Friday who was off duty attending the concert that night with his wife. After he made sure that his wife was safe, he started to help move concert goers out of the venue when he was shot and killed.




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Doug Poppa

Doug Poppa is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former law enforcement officer, criminal investigator and private sector security and investigations management professional with 40 years of experience. In 1986 Mr. Poppa was awarded “Criminal Investigator of the Year” by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. He was also re-assigned to the Northern Virginia Regional Narcotics Enforcement Task Force for 18 months. In 1991 and again in 1992 Mr. Poppa’s testimony under oath in court led to the discovery that exculpatory evidence was withheld from the defense by the prosecutor and sheriff’s office officials during the 1988 trial of a man accused of attempted murder of his wife that led to his conviction. As a result of his testimony the man was ordered released from prison, given a new trial in 1992 and found not guilty. Mr. Poppa became the subject of local and national news media attention as a result of his testimony which led to the demise of his 12-year police career. After losing his job, at the request of the FBI, Mr. Poppa infiltrated in an undercover capacity a group of men who were plotting the kidnapping of a Dupont Chemical fortune heir and his wife in 1992. His stories have been featured on Inside Edition, A Current Affair, and CBS News’ Street Stories with Ed Bradley. Contact the author.