The girlfriend of the gunman who slaughtered 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas was expected to be questioned on Wednesday over the mass shooting at a music festival that has baffled investigators probing the killer's motive.
Nevada Sheriff Joe Lombardo said there had been no reason prior to the shooting to alert the authorities to Paddock.
One of the survivors of the deadly shooting, Josh Abbott guitarist Caleb Keeter, turned to social media to detail how some of his crew received shrapnel wounds because they were standing close to people who were sprayed with bullets.
Mina al-Lami, an expert who monitors jihadist groups, told the BBC that Paddock does not fit the profile of the usual ISIS supporter and that his suicide would be deemed to be 'un-Islamic' by the group. But the guard managed to direct police to the exact location of Paddock's suite and even provided a hotel key to officers looking to clear rooms on the 32nd floor before they insisted he get medical attention.
It previously said it was responsible for a June attack on a Manila casino and shopping complex where 37 died, mostly from smoke inhalation - a claim rejected by authorities, who said the lone attacker was a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict.
She said he bought her a ticket to the Philippines about two weeks ago, then wired her money so she could buy a house there, she said in a statement.
"It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone", Danley said in the statement.
During a news conference on Monday, Lombardo said that Paddock brought the weapons into the hotel on his own and that he used "a device similar to a hammer" to smash the windows.
More than an hour later, at 11:20 p.m., police first breached Paddock's suite and found his body on the ground.
Trump's vanquished election rival Hillary Clinton hit out at the gun manufacturers lobby - the National Rifle Association - which has backed a congressional push to make it easier to obtain a gun silencer. "We are unbelievably fortunate not to be among the number of victims killed or seriously wounded by this maniac".
"I'm inside the Mandalay Bay on the 31st floor, I can hear automatic fire coming from one floor ahead", one of them radioed in. The music festival featured Chance the Rapper, Muse, Lorde and Blink-182. No one else was found, and police declared the suspect "down". The intro riff to Aldean's "When She Says Baby" had just ended when the sound of automatic gunfire filled the air.
Monique Dumas, of British Columbia, Canada, said she was six rows from the stage when she heard what she thought was a bottle breaking, then a popping that sounded to her like fireworks.
"This individual was described as a lone wolf". In the 1970s and '80s, he worked as a mail carrier and an IRS agent and held down a job in an auditing division of the Defense Department, according to the government.
Paddock also had a private pilot's license and two small single-engine planes registered in his name, according to Federal Aviation Administration. "We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again". The shocked brother also told reporters everything about the last time he talked to the shooter.