Preliminary report on Las Vegas Massacre issued but no motive revealed

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Stephen Paddock killed 58 people when he fired more than 1000 rounds at a Las Vegas country music festival on Oct. 1
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21 January, 2018

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock had paid off all of his gambling debts and lost a "significant amount" of money before killing 58 country music fans in the worst mass shooting in modern United States history, according to a new report on the October 2017 massacre released on Friday. There are also photos of his dead body.

Paddock had become "distant" in the year before the shooting and their relationship was no longer intimate, Danley said during an interview with investigators.

Photo The room of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock shot at attendees of a music festival, killing 58, in October.

The KTLA news channel speculated that Paddock may have used the height of the hotel to calculate the trajectory, since the only piece of paper in the suite contained calculations the gunman made to determine how far his bullets would drop based on the height of his room, as well as the distance between himself and the venue.

With 58 people killed that day (59 including Paddock), and 500 more injured, it is known as the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in USA history.

Officials with the US attorney's office and Federal Bureau of Investigation in Las Vegas did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. That incorporates around 200 shots discharged through Paddock's lodging room entryway into a passage where an unarmed inn security watch was injured in the leg and a support design sought shelter to abstain from being hit.

The couple found themselves in the midst of one of the deadliest mass shooting events in the history of the United States in October past year when they made a weekend trip to the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas.

Lombardo said the FBI has an "ongoing case against an individual of federal interest", but didn't release more details and referred questions to the FBI.

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Paddock moved guns and ammunition into his hotel suite in the days before the attack, sometimes getting help from the hotel bell desk while using a luggage cart and freight elevator.

Authorities have said they found no link to global terrorism.

Danley was in the Philippines at the season of the shooting. Police dug through Paddock's computers and found searches suggesting that he considered Santa Monica beach and Fenway Park as potential targets.

They also showed guns strewn across rooms 32-134 and 32-135, from where Paddock picked off his victims.

Lombardo made open a preparatory report into the shooting and said he doesn't anticipate that charges will be documented against Paddock's better half, Marilou Danley, who had been already called a man of enthusiasm for the case. 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.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Paddock had visited Las Vegas earlier in September and rented a room at the Ogden condominium building during the time the Life is attractive outdoor music festival was taking place, from September 22 through September 24. The sheriff has expressed frustration about speculation and theories that have grown about the shooting and an investigation that he compared with solving a puzzle.

A department spokeswoman said criminal charges could relate to items discovered in the service of warrants at homes, vehicles, cellphones, internet and email accounts belonging to the shooter, Richard Paddock, and his girlfriend, Marilou Danley.


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