Official: Vegas Gunman's Girlfriend Is Back in US

Hospital says another victim of mass shooting has died
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 4, 2017 12:45 AM CDT
Official: Vegas Gunman's Girlfriend Is Back in US
People take an outdoor escalator past a sign asking for prayers for the victims outside of the MGM hotel in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.   (John Locher)

A law enforcement official says the girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter has arrived in the US and was met by federal agents at the airport. The official—who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity—says Marilou Danley arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday night and was met by FBI agents. The Clark County Sheriff has said Danley is considered a "person of interest" after her boyfriend, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from his hotel room, killing 59 people at the open-air Route 91 Harvest country music festival on the other side of Las Vegas Boulevard.

A Las Vegas hospital, meanwhile. says another person has died from wounds suffered in the Sunday night shooting. Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center said the victim died Tuesday afternoon. No details about the person were released and the hospital said it still has 31 people in critical condition. The additional fatality kept the death toll at 59 after Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg revised his earlier count of victims downward by one. (Authorities say Paddock wired $100,000 to an account in the Philippines the week before the shooting.)

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