New report on Las Vegas gunman documents Boston locations searched

Jan 21, 2018, 00:26
New report on Las Vegas gunman documents Boston locations searched

But nearly four months after Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded more than 800 others with a barrage of bullets from the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel, investigators still have not answered the key question: Why did he do it? Friday's police report, said to still be a preliminary version, includes photos of the hotel sniper's perch that Paddock built, the guns that he brought into the adjoining rooms and at least 5,280 rounds of ammunition.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the FBI is investigating an individual of federal interest related to the case.

A full report is expected by the end of this year.

"This report is not going to answer every question or even answer the biggest question as to why he did what he did", he said.

Former Gold Coast woman, Marilou Danley, is set to have her name cleared in connection to the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.

"There was no suicide note, nor a manifesto left behind, no ideology or radicalisation was discovered".

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A federal grand jury is hearing evidence in a case that spun off from the shooting investigation.

It stated: "Paddock acted alone".

Unlike numerous other mass killers who have attacked churches, nightclubs, workplaces, schools and other public spaces across the country - and in many places left racist screeds or videotaped rants - Paddock apparently left no explanation for his attack. Police have previously said that 58 people died in the attack. Paddock did reserve one of the adjacent suites he rented in Danley's name, used Danley's player card while gambling at the casino, and parked a auto with a valet under Danley's name.

Exploding targets were found in Paddock's hotel room by police. He set up cameras around the area so he could know when officers were closing in.

The room she shared with Stephen Paddock overlooked the grounds that would eventually transform into the Route 91 Harvest festival, and Danley said her boyfriend took an unusual and persistent interest in their vantage point. Paddock, a 64-year-old retired accountant and multimillionaire real estate investor, killed himself with a gunshot to the mouth before police reached him.

A search of Paddock's computers found an internet search history that included queries for information about outdoor concert venues, SWAT tactics, weapons and the locations of various gun stores.

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"Additionally, several hundred images of child pornography were located on the computer's hard drive".

Weeks before the shooting, the couple stayed at Mandalay Bay together but Paddock was acting strangely, Danley told investigators.

Questions have been raised about Danley's receipt in the Philippines of a $10,000 wire transfer from Paddock just days before the shooting. Paddock refused anti-depressants but accepted prescriptions ordered for anxiety.

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He also reiterated that Paddock was the only shooter responsible for the massacre and that he was the only suspect in the shooting. "He was indebted to no one and in fact paid all his gambling debts off prior to the shooting".

Investigators say they have still not determined why Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire from his high-rise hotel suite, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds.

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"Due to the magnitude of this investigative response and the number of victims associated with this incident, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo felt it was important to author an overview of all investigative work accomplished in the aftermath of 1 October", the report states.