Las Vegas Shooter's Gambling Draws New Attention To Video Poker

Ruben Hill
October 8, 2017

On Sunday night, suspected gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival from his room at the Mandalay Bay Resort.

Mendoza said she was shocked when she saw Paddock's photo on the news because she'd been "face to face with this man so many times".

"We're very confident there was not another shooter in that room", he said.

A series of pictures were leaked showing the hotel room cluttered with guns, bullet casings, magazines, and what appears to be a note next to Paddock's dead body.

"We are aware of the media reports and have been in communication with our federal partners", Guglielmi told the newspaper..

After five days of scouring the life of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock and chasing 1,000 leads, investigators confessed Friday they still don't know what drove him to mass murder, and they announced plans to put up billboards appealing for the public's help.

Police in Chicago are also looking into reports that Paddock booked rooms at a hotel during last summer's Lollapalooza music festival. It wasn't clear whether Paddock fired any of the illuminated bullets during the high-rise massacre. The FBI's Aaron Rouse said so far no link to terrorism had been found but they would continue to "look at all avenues" without "closing any doors" because it was "an ongoing investigation".

Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo has raised the possibility that Paddock may not have been working alone in executing America's worst modern-day shooting spree. After searching hours of video from hotel security cameras, they haven't seen the shooter with anyone else and they believe no one else had used his room key.

Police recovered almost 50 firearms from three locations they searched, almost half of them from the hotel suite.

A federal official said authorities are looking into the possibility Paddock planned additional attacks, including a vehicle bombing.

"He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something awful like this was going to happen", she said in a statement read by her lawyer.

He toured the Las Vegas Police Department Command Center and the city's University Medical Center, where he met, among others, officer Tyler Peterson who was injured while responding to the shooting.

Paddock may have had some help planning the attack at the country music festival Sunday night, Lombardo said Wednesday night.

"She didn't even know that she was going to the Philippines, until Steve said 'Marilou, I found you a cheap ticket to the Philippines, '" one of the sisters said, NBC News reported.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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