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Las Vegas gunman fired on security guard before mass shooting

(Reuters) – The Las Vegas gunman opened fire on a security guard six minutes before he rained down bullets on a crowd and killed 58 people, officials said on Monday in a change to the timeline of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The shooter, Stephen Paddock, 64, was seen on numerous occasions in Las Vegas without any person accompanying him and he gambled the night before the shooting, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference. He killed himself after the attack.

“This individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event, and it is difficult for us to find the answers,” said Lombardo, who said he was frustrated with the speed of the investigation.

Paddock sprayed an outdoor concert with bursts of gunfire from high above in a Las Vegas hotel window on Oct. 1, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more, before

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Nevada officials said Sunday that seven truckloads of personal belongings had been collected from the scene of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Among the items were purses, cell phones and clothing they were hoping to return to concert-goers. (Oct. 8)
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The gunman in the Las Vegas massacre first shot a hotel security officer about six minutes before opening fire on an outdoor concert, a new revelation in the timeline of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/10/09/vegas-mass-killer-shot-security-guard-minutes-before-carnage-began/748335001/

Vegas cops describe 12 minutes of hell in gunman’s sniper lair

Las Vegas cops described in harrowing detail Sunday the tense 12 minutes they spent trying to breach mass murderer Stephen Paddock’s sniper lair — and the paranoia that gripped them once they were inside.

Smoke hung thick inside the room — tinged with the scent of spent gunpowder and sporadically illuminated by a blinking fire-alarm light — when officers first stepped into Mandalay Bay’s Room 32-135, where Paddock, now dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, spent the previous three days building his sniper’s nest, according to the cops in an interview with CBS TV’s “60 Minutes.”

The sight — and the seeming impossibility that a lone man in his 60s could have caused such carnage — only intensified the officers’ paranoia as they worked to clear the hazy hotel room, they said.

“It was still very much in my brain there’s 50 other dudes in here somewhere,” Detective Matthew Donaldson recalled. “You

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Autopsy of Las Vegas gunman’s body may provide clues about the mystery of why he became a mass murderer


Las Vegas shooter: Who is Stephen Paddock?

Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Here’s what authorities know so far about the 64-year-old Nevada man.

The motive for Stephen Paddock’s shooting rampage that claimed the lives of 58 people and sent nearly 500 to hospitals last Sunday might be found in the Las Vegas Coroner’s Offices autopsy and toxicological investigations. Did Paddock have any brain abnormalities or life-threatening illness that caused him to become a mass murderer and commit suicide?

An autopsy

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Autopsy of Las Vegas gunman’s body may provide clues about the …


Las Vegas shooter: Who is Stephen Paddock?

Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Here’s what authorities know so far about the 64-year-old Nevada man.

The motive for Stephen Paddock’s shooting rampage that claimed the lives of 58 people and sent nearly 500 to hospitals last Sunday might be found in the Las Vegas Coroner’s Offices autopsy and toxicological investigations. Did Paddock have any brain abnormalities or life-threatening illness that caused him to become a mass murderer and commit suicide?

An autopsy

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/10/07/autopsy-las-vegas-gunmans-body-may-provide-clues-about-mystery-why-became-mass-murderer.html

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did not fit the typical mass murderer profile

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October 06, 2017 16:29:08

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Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock killed 59 people, including himself, and injured more than 400. (AP: Eric Paddock)

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did not fit the typical profile of a mass murderer.

He was a wealthy retiree who lived in a quiet community for over 55s in Mesquite, Nevada, and had a partner who said she was madly in love with

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-06/stephen-paddock-mass-killer-profile/9023340

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did not fit the typical mass …

Posted

October 06, 2017 16:29:08

A man in a t-shirt smiles at the camera.
Photo:

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock killed 59 people, including himself, and injured more than 400. (AP: Eric Paddock)

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did not fit the typical profile of a mass murderer.

He was a wealthy retiree who lived in a quiet community for over 55s in Mesquite, Nevada, and had a partner who said she was madly in love with

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-06/stephen-paddock-mass-killer-profile/9023340

Las Vegas Shooting: Investigators Grapple With Gunman’s ‘Secret Life’

The fire chief wondered, ‘Are we under a Mumbai-style attack?’

Chief Greg Cassell of the Clark County Fire Department said on Thursday that several factors complicated the department’s response to the mass shooting, but he praised the emergency responders as heroic.

“We had a lot of challenges with this event,” Mr. Cassell said at a news conference. Wounded concertgoers fled to various hotels and called 911 from there, he said. “By the time it got relayed, it was ‘There’s a shooter at this location,’ ” he said. “It was, ‘People were shot.’ ”

Typically, all 911 calls from a single event would be linked, he said. But because of the confusion on Sunday night, operators logged the calls as coming from 32 separate incidents, each of which needed to be investigated. Mr. Cassell said they wondered, “Are we under a Mumbai-style attack, where we’ve

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/las-vegas-shooting.html

Las Vegas Shooting: Gunman’s Girlfriend Arrives in US and Is Expected to Be Questioned

A federal law enforcement official earlier said two rifles were outfitted with scopes and set up on tripods in front of two big windows. Another official said that among the weapons were AR-15-style assault rifles. Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge details of the investigation.

Sheriff Lombardo said that Mr. Paddock brought at least 10 suitcases into his hotel room over a period of time.

The sheriff said that Mr. Paddock fired through his hotel room door at security guards, striking one in the leg. The guard is still alive, he said. SWAT officers went in after the guard was shot.

In addition to the weapons at the hotel, the sheriff said the police retrieved 19 firearms, as well as explosives, several thousand rounds of ammunition and “electronic devices” from Mr. Paddock’s home in Mesquite,

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/las-vegas-shooting-live-updates.html