More than seven months after the massacre, police are no closer to answering the key question: What led the retired accountant and high-stakes gambler to unleash his deadly barrage of bullets?
Investigators have still not discovered what motivated Stephen Paddock to embark on the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history but determined that he researched SWAT tactics ahead of the massacre and investigated other possible targets, including the famed California beach in Santa Monica, officials said Friday.
The gunmen in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nevada, both had histories of domestic violence or violence against women. In Devin Kelley’s case, he shouldn’t have been able to own a gun. But two observers tell WTOP the ideal is often not the reality — for several reasons.
Around the same time that Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock began firing shots from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay on Oct. 1, a Northern Virginia man was at the hotel’s front desk checking in. See video he took from that night.
The portrait, gleaned from interviews with hundreds of people interviewed over the past week, is that while Stephen Paddock might have been financially successful, he had real difficulty interacting with people.
As investigators piece together the Las Vegas gunman’s background and a possible motive, people took to social media to voice concerns that media coverage has not been balanced. Here’s what experts had to say.
Tina Frost, 27, grew up in Crofton, and graduated from Arundel High School in 2008. She was in Las Vegas when 64-year-old gunman, Stephen Paddock, opened fired on the Route 91 Harvest Festival Sunday.
Stephen Paddock, 64, is the man suspected of killing more than 50 people and injuring more than 400 in Las Vegas on Sunday night in what is now believed to be the worst mass shooting in US history, police said today.
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