At least 58 people died, and 489 were injured the night of October 1, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. About an hour after the shooter opened fire against the concertgoers, the police officers started the investigations, and many statements have been made since that day. On Friday, the investigators assured that no one else entered in the Las Vegas hotel suite before the gunman started shooting, for at least ten minutes, at the crowd of thousands of people.
The investigators are “confident” that no one else entered the room at Mandalay Bay, where Stephen Paddock willingly shot people at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said that the police didn’t find any clue to expect such a thing.
Earlier this week, it was said that investigators found a charger that did not match with any of Paddock’s phones, making people believe he was joined by someone else before he started shooting. After the ten minutes of the bullet-storm, he apparently committed suicide by shooting himself, without leaving any explanation of what made him had opened the fire.
However, police said that they could find all of the cell phone chargers that were in that Mandala Bay room, along with other multiple cell phones that Paddock had with him.
“He was the only shooter; I’m very confident of that,” McMahill said. “I’m also confident that there were no other people in the room leading up to this event.” But when he was asked about the motives of Paddock, he didn’t explain what made him do such a thing. “This agency wants to give answers. We owe it to the victims and the victims’ families… It’s really a frustrating piece of this investigation.”
What McMahill is sure about, is that there was any other shooter that night in that exact room. However, the police still don’t know whether Paddock had help or not. According to him, the police will “continue to investigate” if somebody might have known about the shooting “before he carried it out.”
On Wednesday, Paddock girlfriend’s attorney, Marilou Danley, said she did not know of any plans for him to commit the massacre. Danley’s lawyer, Matthew Lombard, said she planned to cooperate fully with the investigation of Stephen Paddock.
McMahill also said that the police found in Paddock’s car 50 pounds of materials that are commonly used to make explosives devices: tannerite and ammonium nitrate. However, they believe the shooter couldn’t carry out any improvised explosive that day.
US President Donald Trump visited Las Vegas on Wednesday
On Wednesday, US President Trump and the first lady traveled to Las Vegas to encourage the victims and the police. He did not mention anything about gun control or gun violence.
Although many people have asked Washington to reform the country’s gun laws, Trump declined any question about that matter. “We’re not going to talk about that today,” he said at the city’s University Medical Center.
Many of the victims were just passing by the hotel, wanting to see what the fun was. Unfortunately, some of them got hurt, and some of them got killed.
Trump invited the victims to the White House, telling them if they are “ever in Washington, come on over to the Oval Office… We are there for you. And they’re there for us.”
Source: NBC News