Las Vegas gunman 'had to have help' - sheriff

Brian Hodge Stephen Paddock and Las Vegas shooting

In the video, an assault rifle resting on a bipod is seen on the floor, which is criss-crossed by yellow crime-scene tape. Presumably, Stephen, who killed more than 50 people and wounded 500 others, was one of those children.

The investigation into the motives of the mass shooting turned to the gunman's girlfriend in the Philippines, where she turned up after the massacre, authorities said.

Deputies were at Stephen Paddock's house as they investigated, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.

The girlfriend of the gunman who killed 59 people on the Las Vegas Strip is being questioned by police after returning to the USA from the Philippines.

Quoting an unnamed senior US homeland security official, Reuters also reported that investigators were examining a $100,000 wire transfer Paddock sent to an account in the Philippines that may have been intended for Danley.

"He was shot, but I can not tell you it was the police that shot him".

Las Vegas Shooter Benjamin Paddock's father was also a "sociopath" and a killer, it turns out.




Paddock had opened fire from his room, raining bullets down on a large crowd across the street attending Route 91 Harvest - a three-day country music festival taking place at Las Vegas Village, an open air venue on the Strip.

More than two days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, why someone with no known record of violence or crime would open fire on a country music festival was still a mystery.

Private citizens can only own fully automatic weapons through a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Law enforcement officials said that Paddock did not have a criminal record, and would not have had any issue passing any background check.

She said she was "devastated" by the carnage, adding that Paddock was a "kind, caring, quiet man". "What we know is that once we arrived up there we had isolated this individual to the two rooms and then our SWAT team used the explosive breaching to go in and confront the individual".

Photos from 2013 show Paddock visiting the Philippines.

Police also confirmed the presence of cameras in the hotel, set up by the suspect.

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