Police reveal that Las Vegas shooter shot a security guard before firing on crowd
Oct 10, 2017 National 2581 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Police reveal that Las Vegas shooter shot a security guard before firing on crowd.
- Intentionally hid his actions leading up the the event.
- Police struggling to find answers.
The Las Vegas Police department has confirmed that Stephen Paddock, the shooter who carried out a mass shooting that resulted in the death of 58 people with over 500 more injured opened
fire on a security guard before starting his shooting spree on the crowd.
Paddock, 64, carefully moved around Las Vegas unaccompanied in the period leading up to the shooting and even gambled on the night before the shooting. He subsequently killed himself afterwards in his hotel room.
“This individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event, and it is difficult for us to find the answers,” said Lombardo, who said he was frustrated with the speed of the investigation.
“In coordination with the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit, a comprehensive picture is being drawn as to the suspect’s mental state and currently we do not believe there is one particular event in the suspect’s life for us to key on,” Lombardo said.
Paddock shot and wounded a security guard who came to his floor at the Mandalay Bay hotel to investigate an open door down near Paddock’s suite, Lombardo said, providing new details on what occurred immediately before the mass shooting.