The details emerged as investigators struggled for a fourth day to explain what led the 64-year-old high-stakes gambler to open fire Sunday night on an open-air country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel casino. "But evidently they do. and we're lucky enough to stay here for a few days". "It's coming out of a window". This is what the deadliest mass shooting that has been seen on USA soil ever resulted in.
In one of those external shots, that look into the room, a rifle can be seen on the floor of the hotel suite, with a crime scene tag next to it.
Police have no other suspects, but Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said investigators are speaking to Paddock's girlfriend and live-in companion, Marilou Danley, who is travelling overseas, possibly in Tokyo, Japan. One performer who was on the stage said the gunfire appeared to go on for seven to 10 minutes. Paddock was known to local authorities.
Investigators have focused on Paddock's girlfriend Danley, 62, who arrived in Los Angles from her native Philippines on Tuesday night.
In Las Vegas, police responded quickly and effectively.
Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Trevor Noah are some of the many United States hosts that have reacted with their own monologues around why what Paddock did should be classed as an "act of terror".
He had at least 12 weapons that had been fitted with a legal device that allows the firearm to rapidly shoot bullets, according to CNN. They also found ammonium nitrate, a chemical that can be used in bomb-making, in Paddock's vehicle, said Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.
- He had two cameras planted in the hallway and one in the peephole.
A room service cart outside of Stephen Paddock's room at the Mandalay Bay.
If he had no police record, and if he had not been institutionalized for mental problems, the shooter legally could have bought a gun, or many guns.
The dead included one off-duty police officer, Lombardo said. The guns were bought in Nevada, Utah, California and Texas, said Jill Snyder, special agent in charge of ATF field division in San Francisco. Nineteen more guns were found at Paddock's Mesquite home and seven at his Reno house.
Sheriff Joe Lombardo described him as a "lone wolf", adding: 'I can't get into the mind of a psychopath at this point'. Paddock had been registered as a guest at the hotel since September 28.