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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.
COMMENT POLICY
  • cover up. To suggest they would make victims go all the way to Hooters to catch a ride in an ambulance is preposterous.
    I wonder how these media clowns sleep at night reporting this like they have.

  • Oh you’re shot and wounded, run to Hooters that’s where the ambulances are.
    That makes a lot of sense… yet no news reporter thought wow look at all these ambulances there must be a story here?
    NOPE. Biggest story in the land and the media is silent.
    Fake news is pretending something didn’t happen when it did.

  • Doubting Thomasina

    People who were shot and seriously wounded would not walk or run for 15 minutes to die in Hooters or in front of Hooters. That is an absolutely absurd report. If a person is seriously wounded they are on the ground. This isn’t the movies where people do unbelievable actions for the big screen effect. This is supposedly real. Let that sink in. Either it’s real or fake or a combination of both.

  • Jeff Herman

    You want us to believe that police had wounded run past the Roman Catholic Shrine, past the Desert Rose Resort, past the Tropicana, to Hooters?????

    On the video you can’t see even ONE person running between the Tropicana and Hooters, so they told the wounded to run even father to Duke Ellington Way, REALLY, is that your story?

  • MEL

    Ok, they need to search the internet for video and “weird” comments:

    A) One person from a hotel across the street filmed the situation and wanted to know why 11 – 16 ambulances had pulled up to Hooters. Then he described wounded bodies being taken out and loaded into these ambulances. (The Mandalay Bay Hotel shooting had just recently ended.) Thus, he was thinking/talking out loud trying to figure out what was going on – what was he witnessing (and filming). He couldn’t figure how they “got there” … meaning if they were wounded and shot concert patrons .. how did they get there to begin with …. WALK to Hooters … with gun shot wounds? Thus, he then half concluded they must be crisis actors being taken back to the concert venue? But, comment that they looked really badly hurt … ?? And, didn’t really understand the timing … if they were crisis actors?

    B) Then today someone posted that the media was “lying” – that he had been at the concert when the gunfire erupted and ran like everyone else … to what ever Hotel or place was close by. He said he ran to one place first but, then decided to go across the street … to Hooter (hotel). He said when he entered it looked like a tornado had hit inside. He said tables were all tipped over … and there was a ton of blood inside the elevators?!

    C) Now this article says a shooter being at Hooters is completely false?

    D) From the video I saw that was filmed from directly across the street … the ambulances were flying with lights flashing and arriving one by one back to back. *Unnecessary, for crisis actors to be going that fast. Like heck something didn’t happen at Hooters … why on earth are they hiding this? If a shooter was there he’s going to KNOW they KNOW he WAS there. No sense in pretending he wasn’t so he doesn’t get a heads up they are still looking for him? It would be obvious to that person? The only people it wouldn’t be obvious to … are visitors or anyone else?!

    E) On a 2.5 hour police radio scanner that someone down loaded to go hand in hand with his outside filming and walking around the Las Vegas Strip … the automatic shooting from Mandalay Bay Hotel woke him up (from a ‘nap’ he claims – 10:05pm?). On the police scanner you can hear reports that they are chasing someone on a roof top … later you hear: suspect down … suspect shot …. suspect down. On the same police scan much later (because remember it takes them just over an hour to breach Paddock’s room after the shooting ends) you can hear them begin to talk about room 135 and Mandalay Bay … and where …. 32nd floor … room 134 and room 135. Then they talk about man or suspect found dead. Not down – Not shot … as before. But, the roof top chase and suspect down and suspect shot … was much EARLIER … in the police radio scan recording compared to the finding of Mr. Paddock but, just after the mass shooting completed from room 135. *But, I didn’t catch the location … but, they seemed to be talking about the Las Vegas Strip on this scanner. Also, mentioned was chasing a blonde female and a male? But, persons were supposed to be INSIDE …. this filmer/reporter actually got kicked out of his hotel room and off the Howard Johnson Hotel property for refusing to go back inside his own room while filming. (People were serious about getting people inside to protect all guests … and hotel staff had driven people to hospitals.)
    E) So, what about the suspect down … suspect shot … suspect down … no description can be given to the media … and they still called Stephen Paddock a loan wolf the next morning? (I mean possible for that Hotel … if they hadn’t heard yet about other possible shooters heard all around the Strip? Right?) Only, this says they had to have possibly known about other shooters …. who were they chasing and why was that person shot …. ????
    F) So, are they going to say there was some BIG ROBBERY incident or something?
    G) And, what about the militia dressed persons holding a stretcher and making everyone raise their arms when they walked through the Tropicana that night?
    H) Belagio shootings heard and seen by guests?
    I) Anyone wondering if they were supposed to have a “drill” and something went seriously wrong ….

    • phyllis55

      How many of those videos were nothing more than active shooter drills planned for the night? This is what the police/FBI/Homeland Security do. They incorporate planned death and destruction just like 9/11 with drills that people involved are fake wounded and practice exercises. The reasons are varied and sinister at the same time.

  • Kayfaber

    There were 17 ambulances at Hooters. All with bodies pulled out from Hooters.

    • They want you to believe those ambulances were fake. Sirens blaring and all.
      This media we got here in the US is worse than our own government.

  • Mojoman_XXXL

    I call BS. Of course there were several shooters, the video footage clearly shows that. Now there are new videos surfacing showing dozens of dead bodies at Hooters right after the shooting which was a mile away. No way people seriously wounded could have walked all the way to Hooters to die. Also, the bodies weren’t brought to Hooters by medics as video footage shows that around 17 ambulances arrived later to pick up the bodies. Videos also show people panicking inside Hooters. Several eye witnesses report that there were shootings inside Hooters and elsewhere.
    This is a cover up.

  • Sara Morano

    Here are a few actual quotes highlights from dispatchers as things went down “Shooter at the front desk of New York, New York” —– “Two shots were fired on the Casino floor”—-“Okay now I’m getting information of an active shooter at Tropicana”—- “Be advised, we’re getting multiple calls of, uh, active shooters in multiple locations”—-Be advised, there was two shots fired in the park area of New York, New York”—- “I’ve got medics reporting that they’re getting shot at, the Tropicana”—“Please be advised, now were getting shots fired at Caesars and The Bellagio”…This was all said within 10-15 mins, and happened after 11pm. So whether or not the 16 ambulances we see at Hooters that night were loading up dead bodies, I absolutely question the story we’ve been given.

  • Cincinnatus

    Is it so outrageous that people are looking for answers to what really happened? The official narrative is outrageous.

  • Montgomery Decker

    Yea, I felt that way wholly and completely,. Yes and thank you? ;{, not

  • G Shore

    1st issue with story. The distance is a mile and a half.
    2nd issue. The ambulances were staged at Hooters about 45 minutes before shooting at Mandalay Bay.
    3rd issue in videos you do not see people in masses coming in.
    4th issue those were there saw swat team in Hooters prior to all of the other incidents (multiple 4 different we were aware of. Listen to police tapes. We had a scanner. There’s the guy with gun at New York New York holding people in kitchen, the report of person between Excalibur and Luxor walking with rifle type gun, the man leaving Mandalay Bay in black sweatshirt and bdu pants, and then shooting at Mandalay.)
    5th issue video of swat team on casino floor at Bellagio time stamp 9:47 minutes before shooting at Mandalay
    6th, 7th, 8th ….. So many issues . For those who were there. And those who were not the videos and reports are not consistent.

    • Doug Poppa

      There was no other massacre at Hooters. There were other calls coming in about active shooters that were false. Read all my stories, I covered all that in depth.

      • G Shore

        So the scanner of police and police employees and people who were at the places where other situations were happening and actual footage of the these situations are all false. Interesting. I guess we all are just dreaming it all. You were not there so you can buy into the lies that there was only one situation and you can perpetuate falsehood that you were told to promote. Those of us who were there know the media is not being allowed to tell the truth. Listen to the emergency tapes. Talk to actual people who were at these other venues , talk to the people who filmed what I stated. Do your research before you make a bigger fool of yourself.

        • Doug Poppa

          Read all my articles, I covered every aspect of this tragedy since the start. I fool I am not.

          • Jeff Herman

            You can say that until your blue in the face, but until you can tell us why there is NO ONE running down the boulevard “from the event” between the Tropicana and Hooters on the video, we will stick with at least two shootings that night!

            You want us to believe that police had the wounded run past the Roman Catholic Shrine, past the Desert Rose Resort, past the Tropicana, to Hooters?????

            On the video you can’t see even ONE person running between the Tropicana and Hooters, so they told the wounded to run even father to Duke Ellington Way to get extra exercise, REALLY, is that your story??

      • Mojoman_XXXL

        Nope. Seems like you are not up to date. Many new videos surfaced over the last few hours, some of them showing the corpses inside Hooters..

      • Jeff Herman

        You can say that until your blue in the face, but until you can tell us why there is NO ONE running down the boulevard “from the event” between the Tropicana and Hooters on the video, we will stick with at least two shootings that night!

        You want us to believe that police had the wounded run past the Roman Catholic Shrine, past the Desert Rose Resort, past the Tropicana, to Hooters?????

        On the video you can’t see even ONE person running between the Tropicana and Hooters, so they told the wounded to run even father to Duke Ellington Way to get extra exercise, REALLY, is that your story?

  • someguy

    Good call Doug. it was staging, Triage location. You think these people would simply ask any EMT’s or Paramedics what is going on. Since they did not, you can only assume that this message of 2nd location/shooting is a drummed up for ratings. grandstanding on the dead. just a shame.

  • Shemyaza Sentinel

    obviously they photoshopped all those ambulances….and hazmat….

  • Franklin Hughes

    Liars. There is a YouTube video of the hooters with a ton ambulances and non leaving

    • someguy

      i’ll jump in here, when was the last time you where on scene of large scale MCI? Have you educated your self on IC of MCI’s,Triage, Pre-Hosipital EMS, layers of commands, preservation of evidence. after you spend the next 3-5 years doing that, get back to us who have…….

  • Jason Bourne

    Many of us know you are lying. We know that there were multiple shooters, and that Paddock was not one of them. We know that MGM’s CEO dumped millions of dollars worth of stock right before the massacre. We know the fake news media is covering for you.

  • Nick

    I second that fake news

  • Anon

    Sorry, nothing adds up. You’re trying to say horribly injured ran 2 blocks to the Hooters..only to be carried out on a stretcher? There’s an hour long video showing dozens of ambulances and bodies being brought out on stretchers. Sounds like you’re the one pushing take news

    • ‎Tachyon-Think-FAST

      and 17 EMT Truck came to take 1 man????????
      1+1 does not equal 2.

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