Police Change Timeline Of How Las Vegas Massacre Began

Frederick Owens
October 11, 2017

Lombardo acknowledged that "we do not know why at this point" that gunfire ended - but he cast the revision as one of a number of "minute changes" common to an evolving investigation.

Paddock, who had installed three cameras to monitor the approach to his suite, opened fire through the door, spraying 200 shots down the hall and wounding the guard, who alerted other security officials, Lombardo said.

"This individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event, and it is hard for us to find the answers", Mr Lombardo told a news conference. He said that the alarm was another open door on that same floor. But the guard managed to direct police to the exact location of Paddock's suite and even provided a hotel key to officers looking to clear rooms on the 32nd floor before they insisted he get medical attention.

"There was not a note in the suspect's room".

"As I have conveyed to you from the very beginning - and your zest for information and my zest to ensure the public's safety, and the calming of their minds - is some things are going to change", the sheriff said. Authorities said they believe Paddock killed himself prior to police entry.

In a timeline released last week, investigators said that the shooting lasted for about nine to 11 minutes.

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On Friday, the fifth full day of the investigation, the biggest remaining question about the shooting remained unanswered: Why did Paddock, a 64-year-old avid gambler, meticulously plan and carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history? "I want us to do whatever I can to tell the authorities to look here, look there".

While Paddock aimed at fuel tanks across from the concert as a "diversion", Lombardo said it was clear that he meant to aim at the crowd enjoying a festival on the Vegas Strip. The FBI, Red Cross, and city and county officials are doing an "amazing job" on that front, Lombardo complimented, calling it "not an easy task to undertake".

"This individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event, and it is hard for us to find the answers", said Lombardo, who said he was frustrated with the speed of the investigation.

Lombardo said that police have found "some evidence" Paddock was taking medication, however, he added that it has not led to a motive.

Lombardo reiterated that police have found no evidence to show that there was a second shooter or any evidence that he was "linked or had any affiliation with any known terrorist groups or ideologies". It is now being said that this woman, who was seen with Paddock a few days before the attack, was a prostitute and investigators are now interviewing numerous other call-girls in the area for clues, reported the Associated Press. The sheriff would not say whether he thought the presence of Mr. Campos accelerated or affected Mr. Paddock's shooting plot.

"He tried to make people happy; he tried to make people care and I don't know what happened to him", the Dallas woman said as she fought to hold back her tears.

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