‘11 Minutes’ documentary features first-person stories from Route 91 Harvest festival shooting

The four-part series includes stories from first responders and new footage from the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history


By FireRescue1 staff

LAS VEGAS — Paramount+ has announced the upcoming release of “11 Minutes,” a documentary series featuring first-person stories from first responders, concert-goers, performers and hospital trauma teams about the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017.

The four-part series is now available to stream to coincide with the five-year anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. When it was over, 58 people were dead and more than 800 were injured.  

The documentary details the 11 minutes during which gunfire erupted from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and includes new footage from 200 hours of cell phone video, plus police bodycams as heavily armed officers approach the shooter’s hotel room.

The documentary also features the first in-depth interview from Jason Aldean, the musician performing when the barrage of gunfire began. Aldean remembers hearing a popping noise and thinking it was an equipment malfunction: “When I turned around, my bass player was just looking at me like a deer in the headlights,” he says. “And my security guy was on stage at that point, telling me to get down, waving me off the stage.”

Ashley Hoff, an executive producer of “11 Minutes” and a Route 91 survivor, says it is important that the history of that night be shared: “As I ran out of that field, I believe I witnessed some of humanity’s greatest moments. I’ve gotten to hear from many fellow survivors, some of the strongest, bravest, most resilient people I've ever met.”

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Detective Josh Haynes adds: “People stood up at that moment and they did what needed to be done at that time to take care of those on their left and right. Those stories should be told.”  

Click here to view the series.


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