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A lone, unarmed security guard was the first to take on the Las Vegas gunman

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An unarmed security guard was the first person to encounter the gunman behind a recent mass shooting in Las Vegas during the bloodshed, according to The Daily Beast.

The Beast on Wednesday reported that Jesus Campos had no firearm when he discovered Stephen Paddock’s location last Sunday.

The president of the union representing Campos and hundreds of other security guards at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino said Paddock ultimately saw the guard coming to his room.

Paddock noticed Campos coming and fired at him through the room’s door, hitting the latter in the leg, according to Dave Hickey.

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Hickey is president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America.

The union chief said Paddock had rigged cameras in the hallway and on the peephole of his room’s door to notice potential intruders.

Campos ultimately radioed casino dispatch during the incident, revealing both his and Paddock’s location to other responders.

Some Twitter users on Thursday lauded Campos for his actions during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Police ultimately found Paddock dead inside his hotel room after he had fired upon a nearby outdoor concert.

The shooting killed at least 58 people and wounded at least 527 others, reigniting fierce national debate over gun control.

Campos told ABC News late Wednesday that he is “fine” following his encounter with Paddock last weekend.

“I was just doing my job,” he said of his work safeguarding Mandalay Bay.

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