Las Vegas Killer Did Target Practice Before Attack

Stephen Paddock, who committed suicide after killing 58 people and wounding almost 500 October 1, bragged that he wagered "14 hours a day, 365 days a year" in a deposition for a lawsuit he filed after slipping on a wet floor in a Law Vegas in 2011, CNN reported.

The security guard was checking an alert for an open door in another guest's room when he was shot in the leg through the door of Mr Paddock's room.

Vice President Mike Pence praised the heroic response by police and the resolve of the American people at a prayer service in Las Vegas, while federal agents hauled away belongings left behind by terrified concertgoers trying to escape raining bullets from a gunman who was shooting from his high-rise hotel suite.

It was not immediately clear why the timeline of the shooting changed a week later and what the impact could be on the investigation.

"The timeline associated with the original shot with Mr. Campos has changed through investigation", Lombardo said Monday.

Paddock is believed to have checked into the resort suite on September 25, instead of the 28 as authorities first reported, Sheriff Lombardo said.

Officer David Newton said: 'He knew we were coming and we were going to have to come through.

Police said at the time that after injuring the guard, Paddock stopped firing into the crowd.

It took police an hour and 12 minutes from the first 911 call reporting the incident to locate Paddock.

"I have read them over and over and over again", Crawford said of her email conversations with Paddock.

Paddock had a document in the room with him that contained numbers, Lombardo said, adding he could not immediately say what objective the figures served.

Sheriff Lombardo concluded the briefing by confirming that authorities are still in contact with Paddock's girlfriend Marilou Danley who was out of the country in the Philippines prior to the mass shooting.

Police had said that after Paddock shot at Campos through the door, the gunman didn't fire any more shots into the crowd.

"This individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event", Sheriff Lombardo said.

The 32-135 suite in Mandalay Bay hotel from where Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on an outdoor festival in Las Vegas. While Paddock claimed during his testimony that he had no history of mental illness, criminal convictions or history of addiction, he was reportedly prescribed Valium "for anxiousness".

According to Lombardo, Paddock had a document in the room with him, which contained numbers, but could not immediately say what they represented or what goal they served.

Investigators are yet to establish what may have compelled Paddock, who had no known links to radical groups and left no manifesto or messages, to carry out the massacre.

"We believe he chose to take the lives he did, and he had a very purposeful plan that he carried out", Lombardo said.

"It's hard to get back to regular life, so we wanted to make sure that that was available for you when you came in", Steinbeck said.

  • Rogelio Becker