February 20, 2018

In face of Las Vegas shooting, congressional inaction

06 October 2017, 12:19 | Rufus Hill

GOOGLE MAPSMandalay Bay map Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino is located on the Las Vegas strip

GOOGLE MAPSMandalay Bay map Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino is located on the Las Vegas strip

Danley was not arrested on her arrival at Las Vegas airport, but agents were expected to speak to her in an attempt to discover what led Paddock to carry out the worst mass shooting in American history. The attack killed 59 people and wounded more than 500.

Before Sunday, the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history took place in June 2016, when a gunman who professed support for Muslim extremist groups opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people. A total of 47 firearms have been recovered from three different locations associated with Paddock: the Mandalay Bay hotel room, his home in Mesquite, Nevada, and another home in northern Nevada near Reno.

Lombardo said that Paddock had enough ammunition to keep firing, and only a few of his weapons had jammed.

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo Las Vegas Metropolitan Police released the tentative timeline of what occurred the night that 59, including the gunman, people were killed.

Some who thought they knew him intimately could provide no help. "She probably was even (more) shocked than us because she is more closer to him than us", her sister said.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents met her plane at Los Angeles International Airport and took her away for questioning, two USA officials briefed on the case said.

President Donald Trump will reckon with the aftermath of a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas as he meets Wednesday with survivors and law enforcement officials in a time of grief.

Danley said she was grateful to Paddock for the trip to the Philippines, her native country, to visit family, but when he wired her money, "which he said was for me to buy a house for me and my family", she feared that it was his "way of breaking up with me", The New York Times reported.

Why would any man meticulously plan the murder of dozens of strangers on the Las Vegas strip?

The sisters of the Las Vegas gunman's Australian girlfriend, Marilou Danley, have broken their silence and say she holds the key to shedding light on the motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

She boarded a flight from Manila to Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to Antonette Mangrobang, a spokeswoman for the Philippine Immigration Bureau.

The search for Danley initially spanned several countries, with conflicting reports she could have been in Japan or the Philippines at the time of the shooting. "He loved her. He doted on her", Eric Paddock, Paddock's brother, told The Washington Post.

"He was so rude to her in front of us", Esperanza Mendoza, the store's supervisor, told the newspaper.

"She is a good person and gentle soul".

Paddock had 23 guns inside the suite, as well as hammers, LVMPD Assistant Sheriff Todd Fasulo said.

Paddock also used surveillance cameras to monitor police approaches to his room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino - including a camera he positioned in the peephole of the door.

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