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Investigations continue into Las Vegas shooting, deadliest shooting in US modern history

06 Octobre 2017

Lombardo said Paddock set up multiple cameras inside and outside his room so that he would be alerted to the approach of law enforcement.

The hotel's lawyer, Marty Kravitz, said Paddock was "unkempt", "slovenly and careless" and "bizarre". Before the SWAT team was able to knock down his door, Paddock shot himself dead.

The presence of other hotel guests in the rooms surrounding Paddock's meant that police couldn't return fire from the ground, he explained.

His Facebook post on the same distinctively portrays his palpitation at that moment.

Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said the shooting spanned between nine and 11 minutes. They found his dead body in a room of the hotel crammed with weapons.

Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire with automatic weapons on some 22,000 concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday night.

Tales of heroism and compassion emerged quickly: One man grasped the hand of a dying stranger as the man died, unable to pull himself away despite the danger.

"I expressed my gratitude for the courageous work of his officers through the night and offered him the full support of the FBI, the ATF, and the entire Department of Justice as he takes the lead investigating this incident", Sessions said. It amazed me at the time and still continues to - these people completely put everyone else's lives before theirs and we are all forever grateful'.

Paddock never stayed at the house for very long, Judy said.

"I was wearing my motorbike helmet and initially thought (the sound of the gunfire) was a mini helicopter taking off from the casino", said Marcus Seng.

Las Vegas is popular for its happening culture and dynamic vibe.

Father of four Tom was with all of his adult kids, all in their 20s and 30s, at the country music festival in Las Vegas this past weekend.

The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility on Monday for the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

"We laid there and we could just hear shooting", Herpich added.

Photos from the scene show the door to the luxury suite blown open, with guns immediately visible.


Boyd Gaming Corp, whose casinos in Las Vegas include the Orleans and the Gold Coast, said they were looking at ways to increase security in the wake of the shooting.

"Shoes, baby strollers, chairs, sunglasses, purses". The lawsuit was eventually dismissed by a judge and settled by arbitration.

"This won't stop happening unless we change our mentality". Investigators found five handguns and two shotguns, bringing the total guns in Paddock's two homes, hotel suite and car to 48.

Clemente said a "psychological autopsy" may be necessary to try to establish the motive. "It's literally running for life and you don't know what decision is the right one".

Asked about US legislation, the president said "we'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by".

Paddock had a business degree from Cal State Northridge. He later worked for a defense contractor.

"We have determined to this point no connection with an international terrorist group", Aaron Rouse, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) field office in Las Vegas, told reporters.

Eric, a Florida resident, said his brother was "just a guy" who "snapped or something".

Paddock accepted the final judgement and wasn't "unhinged" over it, a source who knew Paddock at the time of the lawsuit said.

"No religious affiliation. No political affiliation".

Hospitals issued an appeal for blood donations because the massive number of casualties had drained blood supplies.

Their mother spoke with him about two weeks ago, and when he found out recently that she needed a walker, he sent her one, Eric Paddock said.

Investigations continue into Las Vegas shooting, deadliest shooting in US modern history