Lakeway Area resident arrives in Las Vegas to news of shooting

Oct 08, 2017, 00:53
Lakeway Area resident arrives in Las Vegas to news of shooting

Police said Paddock killed himself before a SWAT team breached his hotel room overlooking the country music venue.

No one knows why Paddock gunned them down.

Many hotels on the Las Vegas strip close to the scene were placed on police lockdown and parts of Las Vegas Boulevard were shut.

He took his own life before police stormed his room, bringing the total death toll to 59.

The hail of gunfire stopped when security guards approached Paddock's Mandalay Bay hotel room, McMahill said.

Stephen Paddock is a name that nobody in Las Vegas will ever forget.

Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Aaron Rouse said investigators had found no immediate evidence linking the incident to an worldwide terror group. Paddock lived in Mesquite, Nevada, with Danley, who was out of the country during the shooting, police said.

"He never cared about any of that stuff", said his brother, Eric Paddock. Effectively, the semiautomatic weapon still fires one bullet for every pull of the trigger, but the bump stock automates the trigger-pull process, allowing shooters to fire at a rate of 400 to 800 rounds a minute.

However, a senior U.S. homeland security official speaking on condition of anonymity told Reuters there was "no evidence" Paddock had "mental illness or brain damage".

"She didn't even know that she was going to the Philippines until Steve said, "Marilou, I found you a cheap ticket to the Philippines", the sister said in an interview Wednesday.

In response to a question, Lombardo said investigators were examining the possibility Paddock's purchase of more than 30 guns in October 2016 may have been precipitated by some triggering event in his life.

Paddock bought the one-story, three-bedroom home about 80 miles north of Las Vegas in 2015 for about $370,000, according to property records that list him as a single man. Authorities haven't told us yet.

The Vegas massacre is the bloodiest attack in the United States since another lone wolf stormed a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida past year killing 49.

It is not known if the money was for her or another objective, but authorities are hoping she will fill in some blanks when she returns home to the United States, which is reportedly expected on Wednesday.

As America grappled with the deadliest mass shooting in its history, officials reacted cautiously to an Islamic State claim that Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, had carried out Sunday night's massacre on behalf of the jihadist group.

At a briefing conference, Lombardo called on media to remain patient, because authorities need time to "ensure the continued safety of our community" and local police must join security work for President Donald Trump's visit scheduled on Wednesday to the city.

"Good for them - no, we have no evidence of that".