Las Vegas, Oct 4: Investigators trying to determine what sparked the Las Vegas mass shooting carried out by gunman Stephen Paddock have said the massacre which claimed 58 lives was meticulously planned with the means and desire to inflict unprecedented carge.
Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned assault
Before he mowed down concert goers from his 32nd floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Hotel here on Sunday night, Paddock created a ring of surveillance around him, law enforcement officials said on Tuesday.
Video cameras in his suite, two cameras in the hallway and one in the suite door peephole allowed Paddock to see if law enforcement or security were approaching. But investigators were still at a loss to establish a motive for the massacre, the New York Times reported.
Police also found 23 guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and other equipment in the gunman’s hotel suite. Several firearms and explosives were retrieved at his home. In total, across three locations, 47 firearms were recovered.
The authorities revised the death toll down from 59 on Tuesday evening, saying that one of the bodies was that of the gunman.
Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley, who had been in the Philippines, returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday evening. She was accompanied by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and was to be questioned by the Las Vegas police. (IANS)