↑ Las Vegas Strip shooter targeted aviation fuel tanks, source says. In: Las Vegas Review-Journal. 5. Oktober (englisch, 1067wjfk.com [abgerufen am. Beim Massenmord in Las Vegas am 1. Oktober handelte es sich um einen Angriff mit Schusswaffen auf Besucher eines Festivals in Paradise, einer Ortschaft südlich von Las Vegas. The motive behind the Las Vegas mass shooting on Monday is still unknown, United States President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday. Speaking in.
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Vegas Shooter Paddock transports huge quantities of weapons and ammunition into his room. VideoMapping the Las Vegas Massacre - NYT - Visual Investigations
Paddock sent his mistress these chilling texts before the mass shooting which left 58 people dead in She tells DailyMailTV that she got freaked out by Paddock's increasingly erratic behavior when he tied her up during one kinky sex session.
DailyMailTV has confirmed that the phone number in the texts belonged to Paddock. Too many people are so concerned with themselves,' Paddock writes.
I became a recluse for that reason. The best way to live life is with a wall between you and everyone else. In other messages he said: 'People in society have become evil, self loathing, selfish and entitled.
People these days are evil. He added: 'I haven't been feeling that great and have been struggling a bit lately. The mistress - a single mom - said: 'He seemed angry and like he was in a trance.
He just seemed out of it. Kate said she thought Paddock might not have been sleeping and offered to drive to Nevada to me with him, but he declined.
After hearing about the mass shooting at the country concert, she said it hadn't dawned on her that the culprit was her lover.
Part of me wonders if the fight is what set him off. His mistress added: 'I've spent quite a while now feeling like the worst person in the world and having nightmares about what happened.
The gunman, 64, regularly met the nowyear-old single mother, who does not wish to be identified, for sex for four years.
In the video, Eminem takes on the role of mass killer Paddock and portrays him opening fire on the crowd.
He hooked up with the then year-old again in Vegas weeks later and again in Los Angeles in before she became alarmed by his erratic behavior.
Recalling how they met, she said: 'I was in Miami on work and he was in town for a few days. We struck up a conversation.
I've always been an avid hunter and have a collection of firearms, most I inherited from my grandfather. Kate described herself and Paddock as 'sloppy drunk' and said she invited him back to their hotel room where they ended up having sex.
She said that when he went to leave, Paddock offered her money and she was taken by surprise. Paddock's mistress said he initially told her that he did not have a girlfriend and would tell her that he missed her and needed to see her.
The incident is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in modern United States history. It focused attention on firearms laws in the U.
Justice Department in December , with the regulation in effect as of March The Strip is known for its concentration of casinos and resort hotels, including the story Mandalay Bay southwest of its intersection with Mandalay Bay Road, in the unincorporated town of Paradise.
Las Vegas Village, a acre 6. The festival ran from September 29 to October 1, with over 22, attendees on the final day. Paddock was a high-stakes gambler who placed bets at a high enough level to earn valuable comps —free benefits such as rooms and meals.
He was a familiar figure to casino hosts in Las Vegas, but was not well known among other high-stakes gamblers because he mostly played video poker.
According to his girlfriend, Paddock repeatedly cased out Las Vegas Village from different windows in their room when they stayed at the Mandalay Bay a month before the attack.
He had researched large-scale venues in cities such as Boston since at least May ,  and had reserved a room overlooking the August Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, but did not use it.
Paddock arrived at Mandalay Bay on September 25, , and booked into Room , a complimentary room on the 32nd floor. Both suites overlook the site of the concert at Las Vegas Village.
He interacted with employees more than ten times, including twice on the day of the shooting; an MGM Resorts International spokesperson said they were all "normal in nature".
With frequent help from hotel bellmen , he brought five suitcases to his room on September 25, seven on the 26th, two on the 28th, six on the 30th, and two on October 1.
When the shooting began, country music singer Jason Aldean was giving the closing performance. He attempted to open a door that provided immediate access to the floor, but found that it would not open.
After Campos entered the floor, he discovered an L-shaped bracket screwed into the door and door frame, which was responsible for barring the door from opening.
After reporting the discovery to his dispatch center, he heard what he thought was the sound of rapid drilling coming from Room and went to investigate the matter.
At approximately , he was hit in the right thigh by one of about 35 bullets that Paddock fired through the door of his suite.
After Campos was hit, he took cover in the alcove between Rooms and and immediately informed the hotel by radio and cellphone that he had been shot, though he believed he had been shot with a BB or pellet gun.
At the same time, maintenance worker Stephen Schuck was on the same floor to fix the door that Campos had reported as being barricaded.
The already-wounded Campos encountered Schuck and told him to take cover. Schuck contacted hotel dispatchers over his radio, informed them of the ongoing shooting, and told them to call the police.
The fuel did not explode because jet fuel is mostly kerosene , which is unlikely to ignite when struck by a bullet.
During the shooting, police officers were initially confused whether the shots were coming from the Mandalay Bay, the nearby Luxor hotel , or the festival grounds.
Campos was then directed to seek medical attention for himself. The gunfire had ceased, and the police moved systematically down the hallway, searching and clearing each room, using a master key that was provided by Campos.
McCarran International Airport , adjacent to the shooting site, was shut down for several hours. Fifty-eight people were fatally shot at the music festival; Paddock's suicide was the only death at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
The incident was the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the United States, exceeding the death toll of the Orlando nightclub shooting , in which 49 people lost their lives.
A year-old woman from California was paralyzed in the shooting and died on November 15, , more than two years later. An autopsy was performed to establish the cause and manner of her death.
Approximately people were injured, of them with gunshot wounds or shrapnel injuries. University Medical Center, the Level I trauma center in Las Vegas, was difficult to access for the more than 50 percent of patients transported by private vehicles because Interstate 15, the most direct route from the shooting location, was closed to the public.
Also, an erroneous emergency services announcement made one hour after the shooting reported UMC had reached capacity and was on diversion. This confusion persisted for several hours and led to most patients being transported to Sunrise, a Level II trauma center.
Several people at the shooting were also present during the November mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California , which left thirteen dead, including the gunman.
On the morning after the shooting, lines to donate blood in Las Vegas stretched for blocks. Wait times were as much as six hours or more.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval called the shooting "a tragic and heinous act of violence that has shaken the Nevada family".
At a press conference, U. President Donald Trump described Paddock as "a very very sick individual", and "a demented man, [with] a lot of problems".
He added, "the police department has done such an incredible job, and we'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by". A unity prayer walk and ceremony was held in Las Vegas on October 7 in honor of the dead.
The annual Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon took place on November 12 and was the largest event to be held in the city since the shooting.
The event received a massive amount of security, which included officers, counter-sniper surveillance posts, and a number of barriers composed of dump trucks, buses, and other large vehicles.
The expansion Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL held a tribute to the victims and honored response personnel before their inaugural home game on October The future of the Las Vegas Village remained undetermined until September In March , nearly a year and a half after the shooting, Las Vegas police officer Cordell Hendrex who was revealed to have been in the 31st floor of the Mandalay Bay, directly underneath Paddock, during the incident but did not immediately respond to the gunfire was fired for his decision to remain in the hallway.
Following the shooting, misinformation , and fake news about the shooter's identity and motive went viral on social media :. Google and Facebook were criticized for displaying such false news stories in some of their search results.
Survivors of the shooting have been accused of being crisis actors , and some have received death threats on social media.
The shooting prompted support in the U. Congress for assault weapons legislation that would ban bump stocks. Many Congressional Democrats and some Republicans expressed support.
On November 6, , Massachusetts became the first state to ban the sale, possession, or use of the devices. The regulation bans new sales and requires current owners to surrender or destroy existing bump stocks.
Eighteen Democratic U. Senators introduced a bill, the Keep Americans Safe Act, which would ban gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.
Investors expected gun sales to increase over concerns that such an event could lead to more stringent gun-control legislation , and possibly due to a rush of customers wishing to defend themselves against future attacks,   but firearm sales did not increase after the shooting.
In November , a lawsuit was filed on behalf of of the victims of the shooting, which claimed that the Mandalay Bay Hotel had shown negligence by allowing Paddock to bring a large amount of weaponry into the building.
A British soldier, Trooper Ross Woodward, from the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards , who was visiting a nearby hotel while off-duty when the shooting began, was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Bravery for his actions during the event.
A detective with the Rhode Island State Police, Conor O'Donnell, who was attending the event with his girlfriend, was awarded a service ribbon for his actions.
Assistant Scoutmaster Martin Heffernan was honored by Boy Scouts of America for demonstrating unusual heroism and extraordinary skill in saving or attempting to save a life at extreme risk to self with the Honor Award with Crossed Palms.
Chasen Brown with the Utah National Guard was awarded the Medal of Valor for saving at least half a dozen other concert-goers.
For minutes after the shooting stopped, he continued to help render aid and assessed casualties. According to authorities with the Clark County Commission, the name "1 October" was declared the official title for investigations into the mass shooting.
Investigators found hidden surveillance cameras that were placed inside and outside the hotel room, presumably so Paddock could monitor the arrival of others.
At a press conference on October 4, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo stated there was evidence—which he declined to discuss—that Paddock intended to escape the scene, and that he may have had assistance from an accomplice.
There have been several changes in the official account and timeline of Paddock's shooting of hotel security guard Campos. Police officials described these adjustments as "minute changes" that are common in complex investigations.
In their first statement about the incident, police officials inaccurately reported that Campos arrived on the scene after Paddock began firing into the crowd.
In a second statement, police officials reported, again inaccurately, that Campos was shot six minutes before Paddock began firing into the crowd. Sheriff Lombardo dismissed allegations that the changing timeline was the result of some kind of conspiracy between the police department, the FBI, and MGM Resorts International saying, "Nobody is attempting to hide anything in reference to this investigation.
The dynamics and the size of this investigation requires us to go through voluminous amounts of information in order to draw an accurate picture.
Police speculate that Paddock acted alone and have not determined his motive. No links have been identified to any hate groups, terrorist groups or ideologies, and he did not record a reason for his actions.
One hour and five minutes after the first shots were fired, a police SWAT unit detonated an explosive device to break down Paddock's door, according to the police timeline.
SWAT officers noticed a second, closed, door when they burst into Paddock's suite, and could not immediately be sure what was behind it.
They used a second explosive charge to burst it open, at which point they could see the entire suite and were certain that Paddock had been alone.
It was not until 31 minutes past midnight — more than an hour since Paddock was found dead — that the police department sent a follow-up tweet saying it thought the dead man was the only attacker.
Police concluded their investigation ten months after the shooting, and said they could not determine the motivation behind it. Paddock did not leave a suicide note, the investigation concluded.
Investigators followed 2, leads, watched 22, hours of video, and examined , images. An FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit did not find a "single or clear motivating factor" for Stephen Paddock's actions, but concluded he was in financial trouble and had difficulty coping with his age.
The agency determined he acted alone in the shooting and was "neither directed, inspired, nor enabled by ideologically-motivated persons or groups.
The report also said Paddock had a "desire to die by suicide" and "a desire to attain a certain degree of infamy" through a "mass casualty attack.
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Paddock's brothers were stunned to learn Monday that their sibling was the suspect in the largest mass shooting in modern U.
Eric Paddock of Orlando, Florida, said he had "no idea" why his year-old brother committed the shooting.
Eric Paddock said his brother was retired and was "just a guy" who stayed at hotels, gambled and went to shows. According to the warrant, the suspect's father carried a firearm and was considered "armed and dangerous.
He was arrested in Las Vegas and "indicted on three counts of robbing Phoenix branches of the Valley National Bank," an archived article said. But six months after his sentencing, he escaped and robbed a bank in San Francisco before being recaptured in Oregon, The Eugene Register-Guard reported in He had lived in Oregon for several years, evading capture by changing his name and appearance until his arrest, according to the paper.
Bruce, who said he hadn't talked to Stephen in about 10 years, said his brother made money through apartment buildings, which he owned and managed with his mother, who lives in Florida.