Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend unaware of shooting plan

D Stephen Paddock 64 opened fire on the music festival on Sunday night D Stephen Paddock 64 opened fire on the music festival on Sunday night
Christy Curtis | 06 October, 2017, 01:59

Paddock opened fire from the windows of his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, killing 59 people - all but three of whom have been identified - and injuring more than 500 at a country music festival. The first shots began at 10:05 p.m. Sunday and ended 10 minutes later.

Additionally, her sisters said Paddock wired Danley $127,000, without elaborating.

She says the shooter's girlfriend was married to her father a long time ago, but the Koondoola woman hasn't seen her stepmother for 20 years.

Danley has released a statement to say she had no idea Paddock - who she described as "quiet and kind" - had been preparing to commit an atrocity.

She lived with the former accountant at his retirement community home in Mesquite, Nevada - where officials searching the property have found a number of weapons.

According to reports, Danley was born in the Philippines and moved to Queensland, Australia in the 1980's.

In reference to Paddock's arsenal of weapons and explosives, Lombardo asked: "Do you think this was all accomplished on his own?"

At a live press conference on October 3, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced the news.

Police found him dead in his room but they have recently said that he may have been planning to escape.

The investigation into the motives of the mass shooting turned to the gunman's girlfriend in the Philippines, where she turned up after the massacre, authorities said.

"He manipulated her to be completely as far away from this and safe when he did this", Eric said. A barista at the Starbucks they frequented said that Paddock was verbally abusive in front of everyone, and Denley was very submissive, so it stands to reason she would go to the Philippines without asking why. She is someone who can fill in a lot of the blanks and that's why investigators will want to get her in a interview room quickly. They also claimed Ms Danley had been sent $127,000 (£95,000).

After failing to unearth a motive over the past two days, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Las Vegas police are hoping Ms Danley will offer insight into Paddock's inspiration for creating a sniper's nest in a suite high in the Mandalay Bay Casino on Sunday night.

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