Sheriff: Hotel guard shot before barrage

Paddock mandalay bay hotel room

Paddock mandalay bay hotel room

Police were not in a hurry to enter Paddock's suite because the security guard's arrival had halted the shooting, police implied in previously describing the timeline. He said that the alarm was another open door on that same floor. He added that Paddock had not finished drilling, but said that he was probably drilling a hole in the wall to place a camera or a rifle.

The officers that stormed Paddock's room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel have now spoken out about the mass shooting and the chilling note they discovered.

"There was not a note in the suspect's room". At this point. Lombardo added, "We do not know" what caused the shooter to stop firing on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest festival across the Strip.

Investigators are now working on learning more about Paddock's frame of mind.

Lombardo said last week that he's unsure what could have stopped the shooting. I wish we did.

They said a piece of paper found in the shooter's hotel room had calculations scrawled across it determining ballistic trajectories that would help the gunman maximise his death toll.

Paddock first shot the man approximately six minutes before unloading dozens of rounds from his Mandalay Bay resort suite.

"Currently we do not believe that there is one particular event in the suspect's life for us to key on", he said. Paddock was gambling the night before, he confirmed, but police would not disclose the shooter's immediate actions before the crime. Also, there's no evidence of an affiliation with a terrorist group or belief in any radical ideology.

In another interesting reveal from the deposition, Paddock did confirm he had a concealed weapons license in Texas but was not asked to elaborate further on the topic of guns, according to CNN.

Investigators are speaking to Paddock's brother, Eric, and the killer's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, in an attempt to gather more information about Paddock and his possible motivation for the mass killing.

He says authorities will continue to investigate those areas as well as look into leads and tips that come in.

Authorities anticipate being at the site of the scene for at least another week.

Authorities have begun to return personal effects of the concertgoers at the convention center in town.

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