Authorities still searching for motive behind Las Vegas mass shooting

08 Октября, 2017, 08:46 | Auteur: Djeferson Maurice
  • Marilou Danley said it never occurred to her in any way whatsoever that her partner was planning violence against anyone

The bloodshed might have lasted longer, with greater loss of life, but for a hotel security officer who was sent to check an open-door alarm on the 32nd floor, and discovered the gunman's whereabouts after the shooting started, McMahill said. Danley returned to the U.S. on Tuesday night and began speaking with the FBI on Wednesday.

Unlike the investigations that follow many mass shootings, a study of Paddock's computers, political affiliations, behaviors and finances has not uncovered any clear motive for the attack or any "potential radicalization", Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said.

The answer, according to experts in profiling mass shooters, is that we dig into the motive of mass killings to try to prevent future attacks, adjust policy and - perhaps most of all - satisfy our own human curiosity.

The U.S. official briefed by federal law enforcement officers wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Since then, we've donated digital outdoor media campaigns to combat human trafficking, issue AMBER Alerts, catch WANTED fugitives and ask the public to call in crime tips, including high-profile crimes such as the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Fifty-eight people were killed and nearly 500 were injured at the Route 91 Harvest music festival.

The full "60 Minutes" interview with the four police officers will broadcast Sunday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. on CBS. On Saturday morning, the agents were seen loading the items onto dollies and into the back of a white truck.

As reported earlier by BPR, Paddock's car, which was found in the hotel's parking garage, contained hundreds of rounds of ammunition, several pounds of ammonium nitrate as well as 50 pounds of a compound known as Tannerite, often used to form homemade exploding targets.

The note is just the latest piece of cryptic information revealed as police have yet to find a motive, a manifesto or any clue that would point to why he snapped. His arsenal also included tracer rounds that can improve a shooter's firing accuracy in the dark, a law enforcement official told the AP. At least one sailed to the Middle East.

McMahill said investigators had reviewed voluminous video from the casino and don't think Paddock had an accomplice in the shooting, but they want to know if anyone knew about his plot beforehand.

It was "very eerie", he said. Authorities say they still don't have a clear motive for the Las Vegas shooting rampage. People are asked if they know something to say something.

Workers board up a broken window at the Mandalay Bay hotel, where shooter Stephen Paddock conducted his mass shooting along the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 6, 2017. "It's extremely difficult", said Erroll Southers, the director of homegrown violent extremism studies at the University of Southern California.

So far, investigators have found no evidence supporting a claim by ISIS that Paddock had converted to Islam and carried out the attack on the terror group's behalf, according to the information provided by the source. But they can also give away the shooter's position. However, she's said she thought the dual purchases were a context to breaking up with her.