As the investigation into the Oct. 1 Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting continues, the police are revealing further details of the case.
This week, Sheriff Joe Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department explained the latest facts the authorities have gathered regarding the gunman, the timeline of the shooting and other details.
During a press conference on Monday, Sheriff Lombardo spoke for several minutes before answering questions from the media. He wasn't willing to divulge on every aspect of the investigation, but he did share information that had thus far been unknown. Most of the questions were asked in hopes to learn more about the shooter, Stephen Paddock.
Keep scrolling to see what Lombardo shared this week regarding the investigation.
New Information About the Gunman
Sheriff Lombardo has indicated that the primary goal of the investigation into Paddock is to figure out his motivation for the mass shooting.
At this time, the authorities aren't aware of any known affiliation with terrorist groups or if he had been radicalized. During the press conference, Lombardo didn't address the claim that Paddock was a soldier for the militant group, ISIS. However, there have been reports alleging that it's possible that the gunman was involved with the terrorist group in some way.
The investigation into Paddock has been difficult for the authorities as Lombardo says that there is not one particular detail for the police to "key on" at this point. The Sheriff explained that Paddock made sure to hide his actions in the days leading up to the shooting.
One fact that Lombardo did reveal is that there was evidence found that Paddock was taking medications. The Sheriff said that he was not at liberty to discuss the topic further, but it has previously been reported that there were concerns about Paddock's "mental stability."
Further Info Regarding Paddock's Behavior During the Attack
In the days leading up to and on the day of the shooting, the police are still continuing to learn more about Paddock's actions.
Paddock got to Vegas between the 25th to 28th. There has been some discrepancy as to the exact day that he arrived at the Mandalay Bay Resort.
During his stay in Vegas, there were over 200 instances of the gunman traveling throughout the city. Lombardo says he was never seen with anyone else, despite reports that Paddock was seen with an unidentified woman.
On the night of the shooting, Lombardo explained that Paddock fired rounds at concertgoers as well as nearby fuel tanks. The gunman also had personal protection equipment and his car contained binary explosives. Lombardo says that these facts point to a possible escape plan.
Lombardo stated that he theorizes that Paddock was possibly trying to create a diversion in hopes of fleeing from the crime scene. In the event that Paddock did escape, Lombardo says that the investigators are not aware of plans to wreak further havoc.
Paddock was found dead by the police in his room at the 32nd floor in the hotel. When the authorities entered his suite, they found he had died from a self-inflicted gunshot.
Upon searching Paddock's room, Lombardo says that there was no note in the suspect's room. The police only discovered a document that had numbers associated with it. Authorities are not aware of any other writing left in Paddock's room.
More Details About the People Close to the Shooter
Lombardo explained that Eric was in Las Vegas on Monday at the time of the press conference. Eric is cooperating with the police and trying to help the authorities learn about the gunman's life before the shooting.
As for the gunman's live-in girlfriend, Danley, she is still being questioned by the FBI about Paddock.
While Lombardo didn't go into detail about Danley, there have been a number of facts about her and her relationship to Paddock surface on the internet. Most recently, she was put on the US Government Watch List. Learn more here.
The Latest Timeline for the Shooting
The timeline for the night of the shooting and the police response to the active gunman was heavily discussed during Monday's press conference.
One of the initial stories that surfaced from the Las Vegas shooting was that a security guard, Jesus Campos, was shot after encountering the gunman.
At first, the police believed that Campos was shot after Paddock opened fire on concertgoers. However, it has been revealed that Campos was actually shot before Paddock targeted the country music fans at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Lombardo said that Campos was "injured prior to mass volume shooting." Campos was prompted to go to the 32nd floor after an alarm went off about an open door. However, it wasn't Paddock's door that triggered the alarm, Lombardo says.
The Sheriff also says the police did not know Campos was shot until authorities got to the hallway of the 32nd floor.
The timeline for the shooting as a whole has changed as cops learned more, but Lombardo characterized the changes as "minute."
One last detail that the Sheriff shared from the shooting was that they were not aware of what led Paddock to stop shooting. Given that he was dead when the cops entered the room, Lombardo says that they do not know the reason he stopped his attack.
In the mass shooting, which has been labeled as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, 58 people were killed and more than 500 others were injured.