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In this Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 frame from video, people leave the scene of a deadly shooting in Las Vegas. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (Credit: Shawn Kilgore via AP)

A mountain of evidence exists to provide clues about what happened when Stephen Paddock fired on a country music festival in Las Vegas earlier this month. 

While traditional journalism tends to favor explanations from official sources over information gleaned from evidence, the timeline of events — roughly 10 minutes of panic — has changed several times as police have provided new information about the case. 

To augment the shifting storyline provided by law enforcement and shed light on unanswered questions, the New York Times combined available evidence to create an independent timeline of a shooting that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more. The video, built with eyewitness footage, police and fire scanner audio, police bodycam footage and other known facts, provides what it says is “perhaps the most complete picture to date of what happened.”

Using a technique called investigative video reporting, or video forensics — pioneered by human rights organizations like Forensic Architecture, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International — the Times video team reconstructed Paddock’s 10-minute rampage by identifying all 12 bursts of gunfire and placing them on a timeline. 

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