Las Vegas shooting

On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 people dead and 851 injured. Between 10:05 and 10:15p.m. PDT, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, fired more than 1,100 rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. About an hour after he fired his last shot into the crowd, he was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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  • No definitive motive found in Las Vegas shooting attack
    SFChronicle.com

    No definitive motive found in Las Vegas shooting attack

    In the year before Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the high-stakes gambler appeared to have become increasingly unstable, distant and constantly complained of being sick, according to a final investigative report released Friday. Financial records also showed Paddock had lost more than $1.5 million in the two years before the Oct. 1 shooting that left 58 people dead and 869 others injured. One of Paddock's brothers told investigators that he believed the gunman had a “mental illness and was paranoid and delusional,” and his doctor believed he may have been bipolar. Despite the revelations, police say they are closing their investigation without a definitive answer for why Paddock amassed an arsenal of weapons and unleashed gunfire from a hotel suite onto a concert crowd below.

  • WTHR Indianapolis

    Las Vegas gunman became unstable but didn't raise suspicions

    In the months before unleashing a hail of bullets into a Las Vegas concert crowd, Stephen Paddock burned through more than $1.5 million, became obsessed with guns and increasingly unstable, and distanced himself from his girlfriend and family, according to an investigative report released Friday. With those revelations, police announced they were closing their 10-month investigation without a definitive answer for why Paddock, a high-stakes gambler, amassed an arsenal of weapons and carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. "By all accounts, Stephen Paddock was an unremarkable man whose movements leading up to Oct. 1 didn't raise any suspicion," Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. Paddock left no manifesto or "even a note to answer questions" about his motive for a rampage that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 others, Lombardo told reporters.

  • Police Close Las Vegas Shooting Investigation, No Motive Determined
    Pitchfork

    Police Close Las Vegas Shooting Investigation, No Motive Determined

    No evidence found of conspiracy or second gunman in country music festival shooting that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds

  • Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Closes, No Motive Found
    Taste of Country

    Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Closes, No Motive Found

    The official investigation into the mass shooting that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October of 2017 is closing, and investigators have been unable to determine a definitive motive for the crime. Sixty-four-year-old Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded more than 800 others when he opened fire into the crowd during Jason Aldean's headlining set on the closing night of the festival from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay hotel contiguous to the concert site. Despite an in-depth 10-month investigation during which authorities meticulously reconstructed how Paddock planned and carried out the crime, as they close the investigation, the central question remains unanswered: What drove this "unremarkable man," in the words of Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, to carry out the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history?

  • Injured in Vegas shooting raised to 869 from 851
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Injured in Vegas shooting raised to 869 from 851

    The number of dead in the final police report of the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip remains the same, at 58 people plus the gunman who authorities say killed himself. In witness accounts and 911 calls made public in recent months, some people who escaped gunfire reported being trampled on by other people as they fled the country music festival. Investigators say people who knew the gunman behind the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival described him as a narcissist who cared only about himself.

  • Las Vegas gunman became unstable but didn't raise suspicions
    Associated Press

    Las Vegas gunman became unstable but didn't raise suspicions

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the months before unleashing a hail of bullets into a Las Vegas concert crowd, Stephen Paddock burned through more than $1.5 million, became obsessed with guns and increasingly unstable, and distanced himself from his girlfriend and family, according to an investigative report released Friday.

  • Sheriff: No motive, no 2nd shooter in Las Vegas massacre
    Fox News

    Sheriff: No motive, no 2nd shooter in Las Vegas massacre

    LAS VEGAS –  More than 10 months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, police say they are closing their investigation without answering the key question: What drove a gunman to unleash a hail of gunfire that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more? But authorities say after hundreds of interviews and thousands of hours of investigative work, they are confident there is no evidence of a conspiracy or a second gunman  Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Stephen Paddock was "an unremarkable man" who showed signs of a troubled mind leading up to the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, but authorities don't have any clear answers. Lombardo said that with the closure

  • 10 months later, still no motive found in Las Vegas shooting
    NBC NEWS

    10 months later, still no motive found in Las Vegas shooting

    LAS VEGAS — More than 10 months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, police say they are closing their investigation without answering the key question: What drove a gunman to unleash a hail of gunfire that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more? But authorities say after hundreds of interviews and thousands of hours of investigative work, they are confident there is no evidence of a conspiracy or a second gunman Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Stephen Paddock was "an unremarkable man" who showed signs of a troubled mind leading up to the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, but authorities don't have any clear answers. Lombardo said that with the closure of

  • Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Ends
    Bloomberg

    Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Ends

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  • Funds available to Arizonans affected by Vegas mass shooting
    USA Today

    Funds available to Arizonans affected by Vegas mass shooting

    Artist Greg Zanis of Aurora, Illinois, constructed 58 crosses and drove across the country, arriving in Las Vegas Thursday afternoon, October 5, 2017, to install them on Las Vegas Blvd to honor the people killed in the mass shooting. Zanis said he has created crosses for many of the recent national tragedies, Newtown, San Bernardino and now Las Vegas. Tom Tingle/The Republic

  • Las Vegas Sun

    Hearing set for man accused of selling ammo to Vegas shooter

    PHOENIX — An Aug. 28 status hearing has been scheduled for an Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The hearing for Douglas Haig had been scheduled for last week, but it was rescheduled at the request of his attorney. The hearing has been postponed six times. Prosecutors charged Haig with conspiring to make and sell armor-piercing ammunition. Authorities say unfired armor-piercing cartridges found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the Oct. 1 attack had Haig's fingerprints. Haig maintains he legally sold tracer ammunition — which illuminates the path of fired bullets — to Paddock

  • Business Insider

    FBI official: Vegas shooting report to be after anniversary

    The top FBI official in Nevada said his agency's report about the shooting last year that killed 58 people and injured hundreds on the Las Vegas Strip is in the finishing stages but won't be released until after the Oct. 1 anniversary. Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse said in a radio interview aired Monday that he doesn't expect the report, which includes information collected from nearly 1,000 agents who contributed to the investigation in the U.S. and 25 countries, will pinpoint a motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history. Authorities are confident Stephen Paddock was the only shooter and that Paddock killed himself before police arrived, Rouse said without using Paddock's name.