Las Vegas shooting: Federal Bureau of Investigation begins questioning gunman's girlfriend

Oct 05, 2017, 00:28
Las Vegas shooting: Federal Bureau of Investigation begins questioning gunman's girlfriend

The man who shot dead 59 people and injured 527 others in Las Vegas on Sunday night was known for berating his girlfriend at their local Starbucks.

The girlfriend of a retiree who killed 58 people and then himself in a shooting rampage in Las Vegas arrived from the Philippines in Los Angeles, where Federal Bureau of Investigation agents hoped to question her about the massacre, law enforcement officials said.

Footage from inside the hotel also revealed Mr Paddock had set up a camera on what appeared to be a room service cart in the hotel hallway to warn him when police were getting close.

Jordan Knights said he spent time with Paddock and Danley just a few months ago.

Immigration documents in the Philippines say that Danley first arrived there on September 15, departed on September 22 then returned three days later on a flight from Hong Kong.

"We are making arrangements to contact her upon her return", he said. Paddock turned his attention to those outside his door and fired, wounding one of them.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters meeting President Trump's plane in Nevada that the interview was to be conducted shortly.

She was married for more than 20 years to her second husband, Geary Danley, and the couple moved to Nevada when they retired, the New York Times reported.

"He was so rude to her in front of us, ' Mendoza said, adding that Paddock always looked 'like he never slept because of the large bags under his eyes". "Then she would softly say, 'OK" and step back behind him.

At this point, Paddock's motive and aims remain a mystery to investigators.

The gun attachment that mimics automatic gunfire is a little-known device called a "bump stock" that is not widely sold.

Ms Danley's sister, who lives in Queensland, says she is a good person and knew nothing about Paddock's plot to slaughter dozens of revellers at a country music festival on the Vegas Strip.

The former Gold Coast woman, 62, had been living with Paddock in Mesquite, Nevada, before the shooting but was in the Philippines when the massacre occurred.

But Eric Paddock said his brother had led an otherwise normal life.

Paddock's girlfriend has since touched down in the U.S. after flying from the Philippines to be interviewed by the FBI as part of the ongoing investigation.

The official said Paddock visited the Philippines in 2013 and 2014, around his birthday, staying for five to six days on both occasions. Authorities have not yet determined the exact date or goal of the wire transfer or who the recipient was.

"She was sent away so that she will be not there to interfere with what he's planning", one sister said. He said he expected to release a statement Wednesday afternoon.

Police also confirmed that photos widely published online showing the gunman's body, his hands in gloves, lying on the floor beside two firearms and spent shell casings, were authentic crime-scene images obtained by media outlets.

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