Suspected Las Vegas shooter graduated from Los Angeles high school

Postado Outubro 04, 2017

Police have identified Stephen Paddock as the gunman who opened fire on concertgoers from a hotel room in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and leaving 515 wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in us history.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a shooting in which a 64-year-old American man killed at least 58 people and wounded at least 515 in Las Vegas, but US officials said there was no evidence so far linking the gunman to any global militant group.

He also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was still investigating Marilou Danley, a 61-year-old Philippine woman who lived with Paddock in Mesquite of Nevada, a city located 120 km northeast of Las Vegas.

Speaking yesterday he said: "We are in conversations with her".

At least 58 were killed and more than 500 were reported injured.

Overnight, police were searching for Marilou Danley, who was initially called a "person of interest" before police said Monday that they had contacted her and don't believe she was involved in the shooting on the strip.

A picture outside the room shows bullet holes through the door, possibly those made when Paddock fired at hotel security guards outside the door, hitting one in the leg.

The official stressed that the role of his office was "to help the U.S. government to monitor the movement (of Danley) at the airport, and to give them information about a person who arrived from their homeland and left for United States". They said she was not in the USA when the mass shooting happened.

Investigators are still trying to trace the 100,000 United States dollars (£75,000) Paddock transferred to the Philippines in the days before the shooting, and are also looking into a least a dozen reports over the past several weeks that said he had gambled more than 10,000 dollars per day, a U.S. official said.

Stephen Paddock opened fire on a music festival, and was later found dead in his Mandalay Bay hotel room. She is in the Philippines.

Law enforcement authorities are hoping to obtain some answers from Danley, who has been identified as Paddock's live-in companion.

"There are reports her ID was used for booking the hotel or some such detail", Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

Investigators will also be trying to work out what Paddock's motive was for the killing spree when they meet with Ms Danley.