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Suspected Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend returns to US

Las Vegas shooter was a multi-millionaire property developer Stephen Paddock was a successful businessman
Manon Joubert | 06 Octobre, 2017, 00:09

The 64-year-old high-stakes gambler and retired accountant from Mesquite, Nevada, killed himself as police closed in on his 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay hotel casino. She was there until she flew to Los Angeles on Tuesday night, according to a Philippine immigration official. Most hotels in the area have an obstructed view of Fenway or no view at all. Investigators found 23 firearms on the scene and 19 additional firearms in Paddock's home residence.

There was also a note in his hotel room, but it was not a suicide note, he said, without providing details on what it said.

Did killer have an accomplice?

The hotel is located across the street from the venue, Grant Park, where 400,000 people, including Malia Obama, crammed in over four days to watch musical acts including Muse, The Killers and Arcade Fire.

"This is all pre-conjecture", he said, adding.

"What if the classification is wrong?" he said.

Some investigators turned their focus Tuesday from the shooter's perch to the festival grounds where his victims fell.

Officials also found that Paddock bought 33 rifles in 2016. "We believe there was only one shooter and that was Stephen Paddock".

- The shooter had been purchasing his weapons since 1982.

He says he doesn't have any answers to the problem, but says he's willing to engage in dialogue with anyone who thinks they do.

The massacre has brought new attention to the world of high-limit video poker and casino comps for high-rollers so they can keep them gambling.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Paddock rented several rooms at The Ogden hotel overlooking the Life Is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas a week earlier.

The family said their father was shocked by the news. He was supposed to take one pill a day.

"But we have things like the hurricanes in two of our states [Texas and Florida] and one of our territories, and then we have this violent tragedy last night, and then we see the better part of humankind in really stressful, serious, horrific conditions". He echoed authorities in saying that they have not identified a motive.

"I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man", Marilou Danley, Paddock's girlfriend, said in a statement read by her attorney. At the time, she was worried he was trying to break up with her.

But congressional Republicans said they would be willing to investigate the bump stocks that allow legal semi-automatic rifles to behave similarly to fully automatic weapons, which are largely illegal in the United States.

- His girlfriend, Marilou Danley, was in the Philippines at the time of the shooting. "In that sense, I thank him for sparing my sister's life".

"I can't confirm anything". Geary moved to Bella Vista after the couple split.

"What transpired in Las Vegas and what happened in Charlottesville was domestic terrorism", said Bellamy.

The question has been raised again and again in recent days, as critics suggested that the conversation around our nation's tragedies is often framed in divisive, racial code words.

Clark said the purpose of concealed carry is simply as a defense against a life-threatening situation, and said the shooting in Las Vegas was a good example. "Did this person get radicalized unbeknownst to us?" He had no known criminal record and almost no close friends or social media presence. "I called her up immediately and she said, 'Relax, we shouldn't worry about it. I'll fix it. Do not panic". Paddock then booked a second room for an August 3 arrival. Yes it was. It was.