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No clear motive yet in Vegas shooting

No clear motive yet in Vegas shooting”

Investigators are, however, "keenly interested" in Paddock's medical status at the time of the shooting, McMahill said.

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's arsenal included tracer rounds that can improve a shooter's firing accuracy in the dark, a law enforcement official said Friday.

The gunman's hotel room was on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel with a flawless view of the concert grounds where more than 20,000 people had gathered some 400 yards away for the Route 91 Harvest Musical Festival before Paddock launched his attack. They don't know if it's meaningful as the charger could have been left by a previous guest or Paddock might have grabbed the wrong one at home.

"In the end, (the motive) doesn't change anything in terms of the impact it has had on the poor people who died, who've been injured, their loved ones", Simon said.

People carry a person at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017. In previous mass killings or terrorist attacks, killers left notes, social media postings and information on a computer - or even phoned police.

But police have said they suspect Paddock may have had assistance at some point before the killings, based on the large number of guns, ammunition and explosives that were found in the hotel suite, his home, his auto and a second home searched in Reno. "And that looked straight, like, out of a movie, you know?'"

"In the past terror attacks or mass murder incidents, motive was made very clear", McMahill said. While overseas, Paddock wired her $100,000, according to authorities.

Paddock's ability to fire hundreds of rounds per minute over the course of his 10-minute shooting spree was a major factor in the high casualty count, police said.

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.

There was no explosion or fire from the two rounds, one of which penetrated the tank, as jet fuel in storage is nearly impossible to ignite with gunshots, airport officials said on Friday.

According to multiple law enforcement officials, police still have found no definitive evidence to prove Paddock had an accomplice, and have not nailed down a definitive motive.

In their effort to find any hint of his motive, investigators were looking into whether he was with a prostitute days before the shooting, scrutinizing cruises he took and trying to make sense of a cryptic note with numbers jotted on it found in his hotel room, a federal official said. "He's an absolute hero".

Police are looking at his personal life with girlfriend Marilou Danley, who told the Federal Bureau of Investigation in interviews this week in Los Angeles that she knew nothing of Paddock's plans. More than 22,000 people were attending the final night of the Route 91 Harvest Festival when gunfire erupted. She was out of the country at the time of the attacks and has been labeled a "person of interest", though she's not in custody and is cooperating with authorities.

A woman writes a message on one of the white crosses set up for the victims of the Route 91 Harvest music festival mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 7, 2017.

A flag is seen at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Route 91 Harvest mass shooting on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 on Las Vegas Boulevard near Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie) White crosses set up for the victims of the Route 91 Harvest music festival mass shooting are pictured in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 7, 2017.



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