Las Vegas Shooting: Shooter Sent $100000 to the Philippines

The girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock has returned to the United States, where she was met by investigators looking for clues as to why he carried out his deadly shooting spree.

She was escorted by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents through the terminal in a wheelchair and will travel to Nevada to answer questions from authorities.

According to law-enforcement officials, 62-year old Danley was in the Philippines at the time of the shooting, and is "no longer being sought after as a person of interest".

Hundreds of people were injured when Paddock allegedly opened fire from the window of a hotel room on a crowd attending a country music concert in the streets below.

"Currently she's a person of interest", Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, chief of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

They said she had no prior knowledge of the attack, but said she was the only one who could help authorities piece together what could have been going through Paddock's mind to lead him to do such a thing.

New reports emerged Tuesday of a $100,000 wire transfer Paddock made to an account in his girlfriend's home country-the Philippines.

Paddock and Danley met several years ago while she was working as a high-limit hostess for Club Paradise at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, his brother Eric Paddock told the Washington Post.

There are still a lot of questions regarding the horrific Las Vegas shooting and its perpetrator, Stephen Paddock.

This is a developing story.

Almost 60 people have died in the attack, and more than 500 people were injured.

"She was reported to have been in Philippines at the time of the incident but there were unconfirmed reports that she was no longer in Philippines at this time", Bolivar said.

"She was away so that she will be not there to interfere with what he's planning", one of the women told Channel 7. "But that won't be able to compensate the 59 people's lives".

Pictures have also surfaced showing Paddock in what was believed to be a gathering of Danley's family in the Philippines.

Philippines immigration spokeswoman Antonette Mangrobang said Ms Danley had arrived in the Philippines on September 25 on a flight from Hong Kong.

Pictures have emerged from the hotel room showing Paddock lying dead, surrounded by weapons and spent ammunition.

She was previously just referred to as a witness whom they were interested in interviewing.

  • Rogelio Becker