Police still baffled by Las Vegas gunman's motive for massacre


Reporters who are experts in the Islamic State have been weary to discount the group's claim for credit.

The 22-year-old Rodger fatally stabbed his three roommates before shooting dead two women outside a sorority house and another man inside a deli.

There is no such law in Nevada, where Paddock lived, nor is a buyer required to have a permit to buy a gun. "Is this a single event, or are we now under a Mumbai-style attack where we've got multiple things going on at multiple properties?"

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"He seemed like he wanted to help".

"I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the drop of what his bullet was gonna be for the crowd", Newton said.

El Cortez representatives disputed reports that Paddock was kicked out of the property or that the hotel was sold out around the time of Life Is Beautiful.

The truth is, in the aftermath of the Vegas tragedy we should not look to the government and politicians to "fix" things.

It's unclear how long the family may have been in the Clinton area.

Ben had also started representing himself as a self-ordained minister in Las Vegas and married couples in the late 1980s. "But they may also want some type of closure as to why in the world did this occur". "We can confirm that there was no guest under that name who stayed at our hotel in August during the Lollapalooza music festival", said Blackstone hotel spokeswoman Emmy Carragher. The youngest victim, Bailey Schweitzer, was 20; the oldest, Pati Mestas, was 67.

Officer Dave Newton from the Las Vegas Police Department's K-9 unit said he noticed a note on the shooter's nightstand.

Investigators have yet to figure out what drove him to violence.

The crowd was approximately 400 yards away, well within range of the expensive custom-made rifles found in Paddock's suite, police said.

Less than 5% of US gun-related killings between 2001 and 2010 were committed by people diagnosed with a mental illness, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. "How do you let this happen?"

"I'm not saying he committed this mass murder because of the psychopathy of his father", Mr Meloy cautioned.

Photos that surfaced of Paddock's suite after the attack showed several guns and bullets strewn across the floor.

Paddock also had in his car thousands of rounds of ammunition he never fired, along with explosive material.

"We do not clearly have a motive or a reason why", he said. But they want to know if he spoke to anyone, if anyone knows anything about what led up to all of this.

Donald Trump has said the security guard "did a good job", while Undersheriff McMahill described him as "a true hero".

The gunman booked a luxury unit in the Ogden, a high-rise building that towered over the open-air concert, which featured acts including Muse, Lorde and Chance the Rapper.

In fact, we were planning to attend the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert on Sunday night and stay at the spectacular Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Facebook Image of Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Stephen Paddock.

Authorities are trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las Vegas Strip.

We were lucky we stayed home in LA.

Authorities who have logged hundreds of interviews suggest that though Paddock was a successful businessman, he struggled interacting with people.