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Preliminary Report Released of Las Vegas Shooting

Preliminary Report Released of Las Vegas Shooting

In a press conference Friday, Las Vegas authorities said they're still working to determine Stephen Paddock's motive for the murder of 58 people from the window of his high-rise hotel room as they were enjoying a country music concert.

Months later, on September 5, Paddock's target narrowed as he performed Google searches for "life is attractive expected attendance", "life is handsome single day tickets", and "life is lovely Vegas lineup" as well as Bing searches for "Mandalay Bay Las Vegas", "Route 91 harvest festival 2017 attendance", and "Route 91 harvest festival 2017".

Authorities say Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock conducted extensive online searches for police and SWAT tactics and searched for other potential targets before he carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Police also found a blue plastic hose with a fan on one end and a snorkel mouthpiece on the other end inside the room.

"This report is not going to answer every question or even answer the biggest question as to why he did what he did", he said.

Paddock is still believed to be the only suspect involved in the shooting, he said, adding: "There was only one person responsible and that was Stephen Paddock".

The report also tried to shed light on Paddock's mental state in the weeks and months leading up to the shooting.

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When they stayed at the Mandalay Bay together in September 2017, Paddock acted strangely, she told investigators.

She observed Paddock constantly looking out the windows of the room, which overlooked the Las Vegas Village venue, the report said. He moved from window to window to see the site from different angles, the report said.

A department spokeswoman said criminal charges could relate to items discovered in the service of warrants at homes, vehicles, cellphones, internet and email accounts belonging to the shooter, Richard Paddock, and his girlfriend, Marilou Danley.

Paddock, who killed himself before police reached him, told friends and relatives that he always felt ill, in pain and tired, authorities said. His physician described him as "odd" in behaviors with "little emotion shown". Paddock was fearful of medication and often refused to take it, the doctor told investigators.

Paddock had lost large amounts of money through high-stakes gambling since September 2015, which led to "bouts of depression the sheriff said".

The evidence was gathered from an HP laptop recovered in Paddock's room after the shooting, according to LVMPD.


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