Questions Linger as Timeline Shifts in Las Vegas Shooting

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"Funds will be used to provide relief and financial support for him while he gets back on his feet", Rodriguez's online petition says.

Schuck was on a higher level of the Las Vegas hotel on October 1 when he got a call to look at a fire exit door that wouldn't open on the 32nd floor.

A building engineer at the Las Vegas hotel where Stephen Paddock was holed up during his massacre last week described being pinned down in a hallway after the gunman opened fire on him from behind the door of his hotel suite shooting perch.

Here's what we learned about the investigation and the questions that remain unanswered in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

A few minutes later, Paddock began the 10-minute attack on those on the ground.

After the shooting, police found a piece of paper on a nightstand in Paddock's hotel room that contained a series of numbers that helped him calculate a more precise aim, accounting for the trajectory of shots being fired from that height and the distance between his room and the concert, a federal official said.


In this case, there was no suicide note, no manifesto, no evidence the gunman was motivated by any ideology and Paddock has no clear presence on social media, police said.

Silva was shot while helping people climb over a barricade.

A top Las Vegas police official is defending changes in the timeline of a mass shooting from a high-rise hotel that killed 58 people and wounded almost 500 at a country music festival more than a week ago.

MGM, the owner of Mandalay Bay, issued a statement after this report surfaced saying they "cannot be certain about the most recent timeline that has been communicated publicly, and we believe what is now being expressed may not be accurate".

As previously reported, the hotel sent its own armed security team to the 32nd floor after the shooting rampage had ended, with that contingent arriving around the same time as the Las Vegas Police, who were on the floor around 10:17 p.m., two minutes after Paddock had stopped shooting; Paddock was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound when a SWAT team breached the door of his hotel room almost an hour later.

Paddock had power tools and was attempting to drill a hole in an adjacent wall, perhaps to mount another camera or to point a rifle through, but he never completed the work, Lombardo said.


Did the gunman's firing at the security guard speed up the timeline of the shooting?

"This individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event, and it is hard for us to find the answers", said Lombardo, who said he was frustrated with the speed of the investigation.

"It's his actual normalcy that makes him a fascinating study", said David Gomez, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation profiler.

Lombardo said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still evaluating Paddock's mental state.

"In coordination with the FBI's behavioral analysis unit, a comprehensive picture is being drawn as to the suspect's mental state and now we do not believe there is one particular event in the suspect's life for us to key on", Lombardo said. "How did we not know this before?" Investigators have found 200 incidents of Paddock moving through the city, and at no time was he with anyone else, Lombardo said.

The newspaper reported that contrary to previously published reports, Marilou Danley, Paddock's girlfriend, told investigators that she had no worries regarding his mental health.


The security guard who was shot in the head while helping concert-goers flee the recent mass shooting will be laid to rest on Thursday.

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