Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo gave more details about the shooting carried out by Stephen Paddock and presented the possibility that someone may have helped him.
Lombardo told reporters last night, "Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and lived a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood. He meticulously planned the worst domestic attack in United States history." He added that with the amount of weapons and ammunition he was able to obtain, "You got to make the assumption he had to have help some help at some point."
It was revealed that in addition to the guns found in the hotel room as well as his home in Mesquite, Nevada, Paddock also had 1,600 rounds of ammunition and 50 pounds of explosives in his car, indicating that he may have been planning to escape.
Meanwhile, Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, was interviewed by investigators yesterday and said she had no knowledge of Paddock's plans and was unaware he was planning the attack. In a statement read by her lawyer she said, "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 horrible like this was going to happen." Authorities are still questioning her to gain more insight into Paddock's life with hopes of establishing a motive. (Reuters)
There's another report today indicating that Paddock may have planned to carry out a shooting attack at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park over the summer. According to TMZ, he booked two rooms at the Blackstone Hotel which is located just across the street from the venue which attracted a crowd of 400,000. The hotel says Paddock requested two rooms with a view of the concert but ultimately never checked in.