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On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:56:39 PM UTC-4, Leroy N. Soetoro wrote:
> story.html
> The man who shot hundreds and killed 58 at the Route 91 Harvest music 
> festival a month ago was a narcissist who may have seen his image as a 
> high-rolling gambler declining, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said as 
> the investigation into the Oct. 1 shooting rampage entered its second 
> month.
> “He was going through some bouts of depression. But he was status-driven,” 
> Lombardo said in a wide-ranging interview with 8 News Now in Las Vegas 
> that offered the first hints of what might have driven 64-year-old Stephen 
> Paddock to open fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.
> Paddock had been losing money for two years, Lombardo said, and had been 
> showing signs of depression.
> “Since September 2015, he's lost a significant amount of wealth, and I 
> think that might have been a determining factor on what he was determined 
> to do,” Lombardo said in his Wednesday night interview.
> “This individual was status-driven based on how he liked to be recognized 
> in the casino environment and how he liked to be recognized by his friends 
> and family. So obviously that was starting to decline in the short period 
> of time and that may have had a determining effect on why decided to do 
> what he did," the sheriff said.
> “He was going in the wrong direction.”
> Lombardo said investigators still don’t understand precisely what set 
> Paddock off a little more than a year ago when he began stockpiling 
> weapons and scouting locations around the country. Paddock fatally shot 
> himself at the end of his 10-minute-long attack, and the hard drives that 
> had been removed from the computers found in his room have not been found, 
> the sheriff said.
> Lombardo used the interview to try and set straight the initially 
> confusing timelines offered by authorities in the days after the shooting..
> The chief questions have centered around the fact that Paddock was able to 
> fire at the crowd opposite the hotel for a full 10 minutes, though a hotel 
> security guard had been shot before the main shooting rampage began, and 
> had reported it.
> What happened was this, the sheriff said: The security guard, Jesus 
> Campos, had been alerted that a room on the 32nd floor had a door that had 
> been held open for a long period of time. He found that the door to that 
> floor from the stairwell had been barricaded, and he radioed in to report 
> that at 9:59 p.m.
> Campos, Lombardo said, then took the stairs to the 33rd floor, exited, 
> walked to the elevators and took one back down to the 32nd floor. He was 
> shot in the leg as he walked outside Paddock’s door.
> “So subsequently you have a couple minutes of him going up, going down the 
> elevators and back down the hallway and then he encounters the suspect,” 
> Lombardo said. “He receives a wound, he attempts to go through his radio 
> and then he also confirms his communication with dispatch via cellphone.”
> All of the timelines have shown that Paddock opened fire on the crowd at 
> 10:05 p.m. What time did Campos report that he had been shot? Police have 
> never said, and Lombardo didn’t elaborate on that in the televised 
> interview.
> "We didn’t know shots were fired until 10:05 pm — 10:04:55 or something 
> like that,” Lombardo said. “That’s when we actually determined — through 
> calls for service, computer-aided dispatch, body-worn cameras, other 
> people’s observations through videos in Uber, taxis things like that — we 
> feel pretty comfortable in that the large amounts of firing by the suspect 
> occurred at 10:05 p.m.”
> Since September 2015, he's lost a significant amount of wealth, and I 
> think that might have been a determining factor on what he was determined 
> to do.
> — Sheriff Joe Lombardo
> Two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers already were at the 
> Mandalay Bay on another call and began working their way up the stairs as 
> the shooting began. They, too, came across the barricaded stairwell door.
> “So that was right around 10 minutes they were able to do that. So that’s 
> pretty amazing in public safety time you call dispatch, you get a revise, 
> you formulate a plan, you ascend the stairwell, you have no idea what 
> floor it is, you’re receiving information from disparate directions, and 
> then you encounter this blocked doorway — and that was right around 10 
> minutes,” Lombardo said.
> “And then our other officers ascended via the elevator bank and came out 
> into the foyer or hallway from the elevator bank there — right around 12 
> minutes. During that time, the suspect had stopped firing. And so when we 
> don’t hear any firing taking place, then it becomes slow and methodical.”
> At that point, he said, it was important to extract people from adjacent 
> rooms to ensure their safety and plan a breach of Paddock’s room.
> By the time they entered, the gunman had shot himself. “I honestly believe 
> that he believed the wolf was at the door — being us, LVMPD — and that is 
> when he made the decision to take his life,” Lombardo said.
> Paddock expended more than 1,000 rounds over the 10 minutes he fired, in 
> what authorities were able to identify as 12 bursts. The pauses between 
> them, Lombardo said, could have resulted from either jammed or faulty 
> weapons, or the need to replace clips as they were emptied.
> Paddock made money on real estate investments and described himself as a 
> professional gambler, though he had previously worked also as a defense 
> industry auditor. He often spent long hours playing video poker.
> But Lombardo said Paddock had “gone up and down” in his wealth and had 
> recently been losing money.
> The sheriff said that while that might have been a factor in the shooting, 
> authorities are still trying to learn if there was some triggering event 
> in October, when Paddock first began stockpiling weapons and ammunition — 
> including high-capacity assault rifles. He noted reports that Paddock may 
> have scouted other locations to carry out his plan, including the Life is 
> Beautiful event in downtown Las Vegas as well as locations in Boston and 
> Chicago.
> “Obviously he took a long time to think this out,” Lombardo said.
> With so little still understood about Paddock’s motive, Lombardo confirmed 
> that the gunman’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, a former casino concierge 
> who lived with him in Mesquite, Nev., continues to be interviewed and is 
> still considered a “person of interest.”
> He declined to comment on Paddock’s siblings, one of whom, Bruce Paddock, 
> was arrested in Southern California last week and charged with possession 
> of child pornography.
> The men’s father was a notorious bank robber who was on the FBI’s most 
> wanted list during Stephen Paddock’s childhood, but Lombardo said the Las 
> Vegas gunman had no criminal history.
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Oh no no you are wrong.It happened at Hooters and a helicopter was firing at the crowd.