Las Vegas gunman planned to escape, may have had help says sheriff

Saul Bowman
October 9, 2017

Investigators are also trying to determine if anyone else was in Paddock's hotel suite while he was staying there, after finding a charger than doesn't match any of his phones, and records that show his key auto was used to enter the room after his vehicle left the garage. They revealed that the shooter booked two rooms of the Blackstone Hotel.

"He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something frightful like this was going to happen", she said.

Investigators probing Sunday night's Las Vegas massacre have found a cryptic note, full of random numbers in the shooter's hotel room.

"The Steve I knew two weeks ago is no longer the guy who did that thing", Eric Paddock said of his brother Thursday.

Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said Friday at a news conference that examinations of Paddock's politics, finances, any possible radicalization and his social behavior have turned up little information on what led him to rain bullets on a crowd of country music fans Sunday from his 32nd-floor hotel suite, killing 58 and wounding hundreds before taking his own life.


She voluntarily returned from the Philippines, where she had been at the time of the incident in Nevada, and was met by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at Los Angeles International Airport. He added that the surveillance cameras that Paddock had set up in his room were not recording. Once there, he wired her money to purchase a house.

Federal investigators are also looking into the possibility Paddock was planning a vehicle bombing. One high roller told Weinreich that she thought Paddock was creepy.

Danley, who was overseas in Asia at the time of the shooting has told investigators she had no idea Paddock was plotting a mass shooting.

"It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone", said attorney Matthew Lombard as he read a statement by Danley. The investigators are working with the assumption that he had some help at some point.

Lombardo said Wednesday that more than 30 of those guns were purchased in the past 12 months, suggesting an event in his life may have triggered him to stockpile weapons.

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