Thousands of people gathered in Las Vegas Uvalde for the Route 91 Harvest music festival on October 1, 2017, when a 64-year-old gunman opened fire. From a 32nd floor suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel, Paddock killed at least 60 people and injured at least 413. While many people blame a mentally disturbed person or a mass shooting, there are other reasons to believe this man’s actions. Read more about Paddock’s background here.
Paddock’s father achieved significant criminal notoriety
Despite his background, Paddock’s father’s psychopathic behavior is troubling. It’s not surprising that he possessed an infamous criminal history, and his father’s record has a surprisingly dark side. His father was a convicted bank robber who served time in prison and was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. However, his sons never saw their father’s crimes.
Paddock’s girlfriend was not involved in the shooting
According to a US law enforcement source, Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend, Nicole had no prior involvement in the mass shooting. Two weeks before the massacre, Paddock bought a plane ticket to the Philippines and wired her $100,000 subsequently returned to the United States and met with FBI agents at the Los Angeles International Airport. Paddock had no known criminal history.
Paddock’s weapons were found in his room
The police have released a number of new details about Stephen Paddock’s recent gun purchases, including the fact that he used explosives to break into his room. A source close to the investigation told CBS News that Paddock had recently purchased ammunition and weapons, and that the timing of the purchases is important for investigating his motives. The FBI’s Special Agent in Charge, Aaron Rouse, said during a press conference on Monday that Paddock was not affiliated with any international terrorist group.
He was a “lone wolf” shooter
Several media outlets have taken to describing the Las Vegas mass shooting in the Las Vegas mass shooting as a lone wolf. One such outlet, USA Today, has even labeled the shooter a domestic terrorist, despite his past history of violent crimes. Yet, the term has garnered considerable controversy despite its official definition. While the word “lone wolf” was not officially used in the mass shooting, many people have been criticized for its use by media and police in the case.
58 people were killed
Until Thursday night, the official death toll for the Las Vegas mass shooting was 58. However, that number was slashed to five or six as two survivors passed away from injuries sustained in the attack. The 58 victims of the mass shooting have been identified by police, but there are still many unaccounted for bodies. The Las Vegas police department has been unable to comment on the shooting’s timeline or how many victims are still missing.
124 patients met criteria for settlement
After the Las Vegas mass shooting, MGM Resorts has settled with the victims’ families in a $800 million settlement. The settlement represents the first mass shooting settlement in U.S. history. MGM and the 1 October Litigation Leadership Group filed the lawsuit. The lawsuit details a number of security lapses and the victims’ suffering. In the first hours after the shooting, 90 people were injured, and by noon, 180 had been treated. The lawsuit claims that MGM was negligent in preventing the attack, and the negligence of its staff in failing to protect its guests.
MGM Resorts International is defending itself against hundreds of liability lawsuits
MGM is facing more than 2,500 lawsuits filed by victims and their families in federal court after the deadly shooting at a country music festival. The company argues that it is immune from liability under a federal law that protects companies that provide security. It is also claiming that its security firm, Contemporary Services, was certified by the Department of Homeland Security.