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Vegas shooter had interest in guns, video poker, real estate

06 October 2017, 12:31 | Simon Arnold

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The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern us history stockpiled weapons and ammunition over decades, and meticulously planned the attack, authorities believe.

Danley's sisters, speaking to CNN affiliate Seven Network Australia, said that Danley didn't know anything about the shooting ahead of time and that Paddock "sent her away" before the attack.

Paddock wired US$100,000 (NZD$140,000) to the Philippines days before the shooting, a U.S. official not authorised to speak publicly because of the continuing investigation said on condition of anonymity.

No motive has emerged yet for the deadly shooting spree by Paddock, a wealthy, 64-year-old retired accountant who liked to gamble for high stakes and owned a comfortable home at a golf course retirement community near Las Vegas.

Some 489 people were also injured when Paddock strafed an outdoor concert with gunfire on Sunday night from his 32nd-floor suite of the Mandalay Bay hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

In Paddock's Reno home, authorities found five handguns, two shotguns and a "plethora" of ammunition.

The 62 year-old is classified as a "person of interest" to investigators but remains free to go wherever she wants, USA media reported.


Paddock wasn't able to move into the room until Saturday, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and disclosed the information to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The Philippines' National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said the FBI, its U.S. counterpart, had sought help in finding Danley.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Wednesday just after 9 a.m. local time that Danley would be questioned in the next half hour at the FBI's Los Angeles field office.

"His bravery was unbelievable because he remained with our officers, provided them with a key pass to access the door and actually continued to help them clear rooms", Lombardo said.

Investigators looking into the worst mass shooting in modern USA history have produced a profile of a gunman that Lombardo called "disturbed and risky".

Danley's sisters said in an interview said she holds the key to shedding light on his behaviour. He also drove past the Trump hotel. The attack left more than 500 people injured.

Authorities in the Philippines had communicated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Department of Homeland Security regarding her travel, the spokeswoman said.


Meanwhile, a hotel security officer was shot in the leg when Paddock sprayed 200 rounds of gunfire into the hallway when that officer approached his hotel room.

While she was in the Philippines, Danley said, Paddock wired her money that he said was for her to buy a house for her and her family.

Earlier, Trump used a brief address from the White House to call for unity in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, calling it an "act of pure evil".

Standing by her silver truck, she said she was anxious about Trump's visit.

They say their sister was "madly in love" with Paddock and will be forever haunted by what her partner has done. He had no criminal record, no known history of mental illness and no outward signs of social disaffection, political discontent or extremist ideology, police said.

Asked to characterize his brother, he termed him an average man who "drove down and gambled in Las Vegas".




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