Las Vegas shooter's note contained calculations to maximise kills


Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, who murdered 58 people and injured hundreds more last week, opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd-floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Local police Chief Troy Tanner, who accompanied Federal Bureau of Investigation agents as they served the search warrant.

"I don't think they are after anything specific", Tanner said.

Pressed about what the meaning of the numbers were, Newton said, Paddock "must have done the calculations online or something, to figure out what his altitude was going to be, and how high up he was - how far out the crowd was going to be, and what - at that distance - and what the drop of his bullet was going to be".

Las Vegas police investigated the Paddock's house first on Monday, a day after the mass shooting, they found total 19 guns and some explosive materials from Paddock's home.

Officials say updates for people who left belongings in other areas of the festival grounds will be made public through news reports and on Twitter on @ClarkCountyNV, @LVMPD, @FBILasVegas and with the hashtags #1October and #VegasStrong. "I want us to do whatever I can to tell the authorities to look here, look there". I want to solve this.

On Sunday, the marquee lights along the Las Vegas Strip dimmed for 11 minutes from 10:05 p.m. until 10:16 p.m., the exact time and duration of the gunfire one week ago.

Paddock was deposed on October 29, 2013 as part of civil lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan Hotel, which he sued after slipping and falling two years earlier while strolling from a hotel shop to a high-stakes area in the casino. He jumped in a vehicle and drove 9 miles to the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, he said in the "60 Minutes" interview.

The abandoned baby strollers, shoes, phones, backpacks and purses strewn for days across the huge crime scene of the Las Vegas massacre were slowly being returned to their owners Sunday to become sad souvenirs of a horrific night.

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Just hours after the massacre, the Islamic State took responsibility for the shooting, which took the lives of almost five dozen people and injured more than 500 others. "It just looked like nearly a gun store", he said.

Investigators are yet to establish what may have compelled Paddock, who had no known links to radical groups and left no manifesto or messages, to carry out the massacre.

At least 23 guns - 12 of which were equipped with bump-stocks, or rapid fire devices - were found inside Paddock's hotel room.

Teams of counselors fanned out across the city, attending church services and gathering at a family assistance center set up at the Las Vegas Convention Center as the Red Cross set out to find those in need of comfort.

"We're past the response portion of this disgusting incident", Clark County Emergency Manager John Steinbeck said at a news conference. "You know, we were still clearing that room, the curtains, moving the curtains", Matthew Donaldson explained.

Pence spoke Saturday afternoon at a prayer service in Las Vegas honoring the 58 victims killed last Sunday in the worst mass shooting in modern USA history. "Some of those emotional crises are just showing up today, where people can't get out of bed".

He killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others last Sunday before taking his own life.