Still no known motive in Las Vegas mass shooting, police report
LAS VEGAS, NV — A week after the tragic mass shooting in Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds, the motive behind gunman Stephen Paddock’s shooting spree at the Route 91 concert is still unknown.
The FBI and Vegas police are seeking the public and media’s assistance for any information that would help this investigation.
LVMPD says that they found this piece paper from Paddock’s suite.
It wasn’t a suicide note — but instead, a calculation of the trajectory of bullets, wind speed and direction from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel to the concert ground.
“We have looked at everything, literally, to include the suspect’s personal life, any political affiliation, his social behaviors, economic situation, and any potential radicalization that so many have claimed. We’re also aware, of course, that ISIS has repeatedly claimed responsibility, which to date I can tell you, that we have no known nexus to,” said Kevin McMahill, from the Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. “We have been down each and every single one of these paths trying to determine why, to determine who else may have known of these plans.”
For 11 minutes, Vegas casinos paid tribute to the shooting victims and first responders by dimming the digital marquees and signs.
“It hasn’t sank in yet because it’s still fresh in our minds, so we count on the positivity on what we are all trying to do in our own…that’s what I’m really proud of, because despite of the whole tragedy, the Filipinos here in las vegas are standing up for it and doing their part,” says Dr. Noel Fajardo.
“We need to pray for Las Vegas,” said Jean Desantos. “We need our people here, we need our tourists to come back here and feel safe.”
Hundreds of tourists and Vegas residents also visited this makeshift memorial in front of the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.