Four months after the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017, and the shooter’s motive still remains a complete mystery. Stephen Paddock did the unthinkable and opened fire on a music festival near the city’s strip, killing 58 concertgoers and wounding more than 500 others — but no one seems to know what triggered him.
Investigators have been piecing together the horrific crime, in meticulous chronological detail. In a newly released 81-page report, police explain “every fact of Paddock’s life” and conclude he acted alone.
Here are some other key findings from the police report:
-Paddock’s computer searches and other behavior prior to the shooting suggest he scouted other targets
-He began planning the attack months earlier, and made extensive, detailed preparations
-The shooter fired at least eight rounds at a giant propane fuel tank near the Las Vegas airport, which could have caused a major explosion had it set off
-Paddock assembled a huge arsenal, including more than 100 firearms purchased in the prior year, but had no criminal record and no contact with law enforcement prior to the mass shooting
-Investigators found no suicide note or manifesto
-There is “no evidence of radicalization or ideology to support any theory that Paddock supported or followed any hate groups or domestic or foreign terrorist organizations”
-The report says forensic analysts found “several hundred images of child pornography” on Paddock’s computer hard drive
But perhaps the most puzzling finding of all — “nothing was found to indicate motive on the part of Paddock.” 2,000 leads, 21,580 hours of video, 251,000 photographs and tons of witness accounts later and still no answer.
Source: KING 5 News