Las Vegas Gunman Bought 33 Weapons in Last Year

Las Vegas Gunman Bought 33 Weapons in Last Year

Her relatives in the Philippines told news media she had a "clean conscience" and no prior knowledge of the attack, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.More than 500 people were injured, some trampled in the pandemonium, when Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on an outdoor country music festival for about 10 minutes on Sunday night.

"You can see those windows are knocked out, one in the front and one in the corner, which gave him two different angles to shoot from and that's all part of this planning", Roddick said.

The Islamic State group, in an anticipated move, claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack, saying that Paddock was one of its soldiers. When he got to the shooter's floor, Campos found the stairwells had been barricaded and had to use the elevator, Hickey said he was told by local union officials.

Robert Gardner, an independent security consultant with an office in Las Vegas, said therewould have beenno reason for hotel security to identify Paddock as a threat.

Interstate 15 was briefly closed, and flights at McCarran International Airport were suspended for a while. Paddock had set up a camera in the hallway, apparently to watch for approaching authorities.

"It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone", Danley said in the statement.

Investigators have zeroed in on a weapon-buying binge Paddock went on in the year before the attack.

Before checking into Mandalay Bay days before the massacre, Paddock rented a room at a Las Vegas condo complex that overlooked another music festival. At the time, she worried he was trying to break up with her, she said.

He also had more than 50 pounds of explosives and 1,600 rounds of ammunition in his car in the hotel parking lot, police said.

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Trump has a long personal connection to Las Vegas - a city where his name is written in huge golden letters atop his hotel. The massacre has no known link to overseas terrorism or terror groups, a US official with knowledge of the case said.

A member of the FBI leaves the Mandalay Bay hotel following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 4, 2017.

"Subsequently they approached the room, received gunfire, they backed off and SWAT responded", Lombardo said. The arsenal "was pretty well hidden", Titus said.

The Washington Post reports that the sound of gunfire captured on videos recorded during the massacre suggests that the shooter used at least one automatic weapon. Overall, Paddock owned at least 19 guns, all of which appear to have been purchased legally.

Nevada's Gaming Control Board said it will pass along records compiled on Paddock and his girlfriend to investigators. "We have to establish what his motivation was first".

Clemente said a "psychological autopsy" may be necessary to try to establish the motive.

McMahill said Campos provided critical information on the location of the suspect.

"It's troublesome this individual was able to move this amount of gear into a hotel room unassisted", Lombardo said".

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, where 20 six and seven-year old children and six adults were mowed down by a disturbed 20-year-old, Trump appeared to favor stricter rules.

The singer added: "Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do - play our songs for them".