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Another Vegas Timeline Change: This One to 40 Seconds

Police now say security guard was shot much less than 6 minutes before attack on festival

(Newser) - A timeline released by Las Vegas police earlier this week led to concerns they didn't do enough to prevent the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and forced the owners of Mandalay Bay to release a statement openly disputing the timeline, the AP reports. Metro Police had said... More »

Vegas Shooting Timeline Gets Another Update

Stephen Paddock was checked in at Mandalay Bay for a week

(Newser) - "We may never know" why Stephen Paddock fired on a Las Vegas crowd, killing 58 and injuring hundreds, says Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that interviews with Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, and entire "family tree," including two ex-wives, have yet... More »

Cops Make Big Change to Timeline of Vegas Shooting

Security guard was the first one shot, sheriff says

(Newser) - The hotel security guard injured by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was shot before the mass shooter began massacring the festival crowd below the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort, police said Monday, making a major change to their timeline of the shooting. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who previously said... More »

NRA Says No to Banning Bump Stocks

Stephen Paddock used the device to murder 58 people

(Newser) - Any hopes that the NRA would be supporting legislation banning so-called "bump stocks" following the massacre last week in Las Vegas were likely dashed when representatives from the group told the Sunday political shows that their group is merely open to "regulating differently" the device that allows a... More »

Here's What Was in Vegas Gunman's Chilling Note

Cops discuss Stephen Paddock's notes in '60 Minutes' interview

(Newser) - The note Stephen Paddock left behind in his Mandalay Bay hotel room contained chilling calculations as to how to kill as many of the concertgoers below his window as possible, CBS News reports. "I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the... More »

Vegas Gunman Went On Lots of Foreign Cruises

Investigators continue to pore over the details of Stephen Paddock's life, looking for a motive

(Newser) - It's a sign of just how many questions remain unanswered in the investigation into Stephen Paddock's motive: The FBI plans to erect billboards in Las Vegas asking people to call in tips about the gunman and his shooting spree, reports the AP . "If you know something, say... More »

Experts Skeptical of 'Psychopath' Designation on Shooter

For one thing, Stephen Paddock's attack was anything but impulsive

(Newser) - "I can't get into the mind of a psychopath." The line from Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo about Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock may reflect conventional wisdom, but the term "psychopath" may be getting used too loosely, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The newspaper interviews a psychology... More »

So What's on That Note Left by Vegas Shooter?

Sheriff says it had numbers, wasn't a suicide note

(Newser) - Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did indeed leave a note of sorts in his hotel room, but authorities say it wasn't a suicide note or anything that provides an obvious clue about a motive for his shooting spree. Police won't reveal details about its contents, with Sheriff Joseph... More »

Leaker of Paddock Hotel Room Pics Could Be in Trouble

Crime scene photos show guns, ammunition, Stephen Paddock's corpse

(Newser) - Las Vegas police have confirmed the legitimacy of photos circulating the internet showing guns, ammunition, and the corpse of Stephen Paddock inside a Mandalay Bay hotel room, LawNewz reports. The next step is finding—and punishing—whoever leaked the gruesome crime scene photos. The New York Times has stitched together... More »

Report: Vegas Gunman Booked Hotel Overlooking Lollapalooza

There's no indication Stephen Paddock checked into Chicago's Blackstone Hotel

(Newser) - An eerie pattern may be emerging regarding the Las Vegas gunman: After police earlier confirmed that Stephen Paddock rented a room through Airbnb at Las Vegas' Ogden hotel, which overlooked the Life Is Beautiful alternative-music festival that took place the weekend prior to the Jason Aldean concert, comes a report... More »

In Hotel, Paddock Called Security About Noisy Neighbor

He complained about music in room below him, twice

(Newser) - In a story about Stephen Paddock's life as a Vegas gambler, the New York Times includes an interesting nugget: The night before his shooting spree, Paddock called security to complain about loud music in the room below him. Twice. Albert Garzon of San Diego recalls that security guards knocked... More »

Sheriff: Paddock Had 'Secret Life,' Escape Plan

Source says he also targeted jet fuel tanks

(Newser) - Stephen Paddock planned to make a getaway after massacring scores of people at a Las Vegas outdoor concert, police say. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Wednesday night that the gunman, who killed himself as police closed in, appears to have had an escape plan, though he didn't... More »

Unarmed Security Guard Tried to Stop Vegas Gunman

'I was just doing my job,' says Jesus Campos

(Newser) - One of the most amazing stories of heroism to emerge from the Las Vegas mass shooting is that of Jesus Campos, an unarmed security guard who was the first to locate gunman Stephen Paddock. Union chief Dave Hickey says Campos arrived at the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel... More »

Lawmakers Push for Ban on Device Paddock Used

Republicans say they're willing to consider bump stock ban

(Newser) - The deadliest mass shooting in modern US history might actually result in bipartisan progress on gun control—although it involves a device many people hadn't heard of before the Las Vegas massacre. Republicans in the House and Senate say they're willing to consider banning bump stocks, a device... More »

Girlfriend of Vegas Shooter Gives 1st Public Statement

Marilou Danley says Stephen Paddock was 'kind, caring'

(Newser) - "He never said anything to me, or took any action—that I was aware of—that I understood to be in any way a warning that something like this was about to happen," the Independent quotes Marilou Danley as saying in her first public statement after her boyfriend,... More »

Investigators: Vegas Shooter Was 'Descending Into Madness'

Meanwhile, Trump visits Vegas and commends law enforcement, others

(Newser) - "In the depths of horror, we will always find hope in the men and women that risk their lives," President Trump said during a press conference in Las Vegas. "America is truly a nation in mourning." CNN reports Trump visited the city Wednesday after a gunman... More »

Vegas Gunman's Preparations Included Hidden Cameras

Stephen Paddock was prescribed anti-anxiety medication in June

(Newser) - "For this individual to take it upon himself to create this chaos and harm is unspeakable," Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Tuesday as he released new details on the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The sheriff says gunman Stephen Paddock had "preplanned, extensively" for... More »

Video Surfaces of Paddock's 2011 Casino Accident

He sued, lost after Cosmopolitan fall

(Newser) - Could a failed lawsuit be another piece of the Stephen Paddock puzzle? Video has emerged of the Las Vegas gunman slipping and falling in the city's Cosmopolitan Hotel in 2011, the New York Daily News reports. Paddock, who shot through the windows of another casino to massacre 59 people... More »

Authorities Turn Attention to Vegas Shooter's Girlfriend

Marilou Danley isn't a suspect but may be able to provide Stephen Paddock's motive

(Newser) - The week before Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 while shooting at a country concert from a window in Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, he wired $100,000 to an account in the Philippines, NBC News reports. It's unclear if the money was for his girlfriend,... More »

2 Musicians at Vegas Show Voice New Fears

Jason Aldean is afraid to raise kids now; Caleb Keeter changes mind on gun control

(Newser) - The singer who was performing when the shooting began in Las Vegas says he can't comprehend the violence of Sunday night. "Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see," wrote Jason Aldean on Instagram . "This world is becoming... More »

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