Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend has left Philippines for US

Pauline Gross
October 8, 2017

Police are not aware whether the devices were transmitting - the FBI is investigating their use - but Lombardo told reporters he thinks the shooter might have used them to watch for people approaching his room.

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said a security guard was shot in the leg as officers stormed the room where Paddock had been staying since 28 September. At some point, the attacker had some help. Room 32-135! The video ironically ends with a view down on the concert area.

Officers recovered 19 firearms, explosives and ammo from Stephen Paddock's home in Mesquite, Nevada, hours after discovering 23 guns in his room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino from which he attacked the concertgoers.

But just because the gunfire sounded automatic doesn't necessarily mean that Paddock used automatic weapons.

Lombardo says his department is working on helping people who attended Sunday night's concert get personal items back that were left at the scene.

Law enforcement continue to investigate what they are calling the deadliest mass shooting in USA history. Republicans, who control the White House and both chambers of Congress, have fought off Democratic calls for stricter background checks or federal limits on magazine size following past mass shootings.

Those weapons have been largely outlawed for three decades, though Paddock could also have used legal or illegal means to alter semi-automatic rifles, which fire a round every time the trigger is pulled.

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Investigators are also examining a $100,000 wire transfer that Paddock sent to an account in the Philippines that appeared to be intended for Danley, a senior USA homeland security official told Reuters on Tuesday.

Marilou Danley, who returned late on Tuesday from a family visit to the Philippines and is regarded by investigators as a "person of interest", said through a lawyer that the carnage Stephen Paddock unleashed while she was overseas caught her completely unaware.

"He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something terrible like this was going to happen".

It is not known if the money was for her or another goal, but authorities are hoping she will fill in some blanks when she returns home to the U.S., which is reportedly expected on Wednesday.

"The investigation has not ended with the demise of (gunman) Mr. (Stephen) Paddock", the sheriff says. "It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost and be close with our family and friends", Aldean said in a statement.

Police have said Danley had no involvement in the Las Vegas shooting.

Investigators are still trying to trace that money and also looking into a least a dozen financial reports over the past several weeks that said Paddock gambled more than $10,000 per day, the official said.

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