Las Vegas shooter targeted nearby jet fuel tanks


Stephen Paddock, 64, turned a gun on himself on Sunday after firing hundreds of bullets into the crowd gathered for the final night of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, killing almost 60 people and wounding hundreds.

Paddock rained bullets down on festivalgoers from a nearby hotel building, killing 58 and injuring hundreds more. The TMZ story did not quote a source and said Paddock never checked into the hotel.

Paddock fired on a crowd of about 22,000 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, about eight miles down the Las Vegas strip from The Ogden on Sunday, sending concertgoers running for their lives during the mass shooting spree.

Police have now confirmed reports that one week before the attack, Paddock rented a room overlooking another Las Vegas festival: Life Is Beautiful.

The Life is attractive festival was discussed briefly during a press conference on Tuesday by Sheriff Lombardo.

Unfortunately, Paddock decided that he'd carry out his heinous act during the Route 91 festival in Las Vegas on October 1.

More news: Motive for Las Vegas gun massacre remains unclear

An attorney for the Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend says she had no knowledge of any plans by him to commit a massacre.

The No. 2 official in the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday he was surprised investigators had not uncovered more.

Investigators analyzing Paddock's computer, cellphone and other electronic devices have found no obvious ideological motive, no clear connection to extremists or activist groups or outward display of mental illness. He says investigators have recovered items and video from the hotel.

The person was not authorized to speak publicly and disclosed the information to The Associated Press only on condition of anonymity.

Asked if investigators had determined why Paddock carried out the attack, he said, "We are not there yet".

Danley, who was overseas for more than two weeks, said she was initially pleased when she was wired money from Paddock to buy a house for her family in the Philippines. "They train all year", Emanuel said. But she later feared it was a way to break up with her.