Stephen Paddock shot a security guard six minutes before he started killing concert goers, raising new questions about why it took an hour for officers to enter the gunman’s hotel suite.
Las Vegas police released new details about the timeline of the mass shooting on the Strip, raising new questions about why it took an hour for officers to enter the gunman’s hotel suite, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Six minutes before shooter Stephen Paddock sprayed gunfire onto the Route 91 Harvest festival grounds on Oct. 1, he shot hotel security guard Jesus Campos, Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Monday. Last week, Lombardo said Campos was injured well after 58 people had been fatally shot and nearly 500 others were hurt. Lombardo offered little explanation for the discrepancy. He also said that Paddock checked in to the Mandalay Bay resort on Sept. 25, three days earlier than previously reported.
The motive behind the shooting continues to perplex authorities. “We have no evidence or intelligence that the suspect was linked (to) or had affiliations with any known terrorist groups or ideologies,” Lombardo said. Before to the mass shooting, Paddock had traveled throughout Las Vegas more than 200 times, the sheriff added. His mental health remains a large question. Based on the investigation so far, the sheriff said no single event in Paddock’s life seemed to contribute to a motive. Lombardo bluntly shut down conspiracy theories about multiple suspects.