WHO, if anyone, helped Paddock carry out his operation?
The Chicago hotel accounts that the shooter never checked in, but "specifically requested" that both his rooms had views of Grant Park, overlooking the festival's main stage. "The Boston Regional Intelligence Center is in contact with our local and federal law enforcement partners here and in Las Vegas and continues to monitor the situation".
A woman walks past some of the 58 white crosses for the victims of the mass shooting Oct. 1, on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, on Oct. 5, 2017. Thankfully, Paddock's attempts on this front were futile and did not cause a fire or explosion.
Since Sunday night, details about the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival have trickled out slowly.
Citing anonymous law enforcement officials, NBC News reported that investigators are seeking the mystery woman to help them construct a timeline of the days leading up to the attack. "We had no idea where to go". The outlet also noted that 400,000 people, including Malia Obama, attended the event in total over four days. "Anything that would indicate this individual's trigger point, that would cause him to do such harm, we haven't understood it yet".
Paddock was found dead inside the room by the time a SWAT team breached the hotel door with an explosive at 11:20 p.m.
Separately, Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said on Wednesday that Paddock had rented several Airbnb rooms in Vegas' downtown district that corresponded with the "Life is Beautiful " music festival. Nearly 25 were at the hotel room in Mandalay Bay Hotel. The wounded guard stayed in place to help police despite his injuries.
It was business as usual.
Police found a note they believe was written by Paddock, Lombardo said.