Las Vegas shooting: What was Stephen Paddock's motive?

09 Октября, 2017, 02:36 | Auteur: Nathanaël Gerin
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In an interview set to air on Sunday, Officer David Newton of the Las Vegas Police Department's K-9 unit told CBS' "60 Minutes" he noticed Paddock's note "on the nightstand near his shooting platform".

There's no evidence Paddock was radicalized at any point, McMahill insisted.

Paddock took 20 cruises in the past, many of them to the Middle East and Europe, CNN reported, citing investigators.

Stephen Paddock, 64, unleashed a torrent of gunfire onto an outdoor music festival from the windows of his 32nd-floor suite, then apparently shot himself dead before police stormed his room.

The note's contents give a clearer picture of Paddock's planning before he starting firing on 22,000 concertgoers attending the third day of the Route 91 Harvest Festival along the Las Vegas Strip last Sunday.

Mental illness is another trait that often permeates the narrative of a mass shooting, but Jonathan Metzl, a Vanderbilt University professor who studies the history of mental illness, warned that linking it to gun violence is misguided. That may help the public better predict who might be at risk for radicalizing and prevent future attacks, O'Toole said.

Even as investigators were unsure of the significance, the Chicago reservation was unnerving to contemplate.

Danley was out of the country during the shooting, and she said this was arranged by Paddock, saying that he bought her a plane ticket to the Philippines to visit relatives.

Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said investigators had "looked at literally everything" and still do not have a clear motive for the shooting.

It was an eerie scene, strewn with bullet-pocked bodies, abandoned bottles, camping chairs, sunglasses and cell phones, he said.

LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: Well, law enforcement had their first briefing for the media in over a day, and there is still no answer to that big question - why?

"Someone may have been acting suspiciously that night or in the years prior, the months prior, somebody that may have seen something or know something".

"You always have lessons learned after any kind of incident such as this, whether terrorist-related or not terrorist-related", Simon said.

Police also discovered more than 50 pounds of exploding targets and 1,600 rounds of ammunition in Paddock's car in the hotel's parking lot.

The Sun reports how on ISIS expert believes it is plausible that Paddock was in contact with ISIS.

The rampage also sent nearly 500 people to the hospital, many with gunshot wounds. We called the FBI and they had agents at our station in less than an hour to pick it up.

He pointed to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two teenage gunmen who killed 12 students and a teacher at a Colorado high school before killing themselves in 1999, who fantasised about a second attack. But sometimes with a crazy man there is no why and no reason.

"So people are pounding on the table, 'We have to figure this guy out'".

Publicly, investigators have said they are struggling to establish a motive for the massacre. McMahill also said that authorities don't have any information that anyone else used Paddock's room key.