Police have chased down more than 1,000 leads, but they still don’t know why the Las Vegas shooter carried out his massacre

6 Oct , 2017 Business

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Las Vegas authorities on Friday said that after running down “well more than 1,000 leads,” they remain clueless as to why 64-year-old Stephen Paddock decided to open fire on a crowd of concertgoers on Sunday, killing 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Undersheriff Kevin McMahill of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said at a press briefing the department has been exploring every aspect of Paddock’s life, from birth to death, in search of an explanation. He said they have looked into details regarding Paddock’s personal life, political affiliations, social behaviors, economic situation, even possible radicalization — but answers remain evasive.

“We have been down each and every single one of these paths trying to determine why. Trying to determine who else may have known of these plans,” McMahill said, adding that the rumors and speculation that have abounded in the wake of the shooting have been unhelpful to their investigation.

“In the past, terror attacks or mass-murder incidents, motive was made very clear, very clear in most of those cases by a note that was left, by a social media post, by a telephone call that was made, by investigators mining computer data,” …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance


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