Nearly three days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, investigators appear no closer to answering the question: Why? The attack killed 59 people and wounded more than 500.
The presence of other hotel guests in the rooms surrounding Paddock's meant that police couldn't return fire from the ground, he explained. In all, 104 people were rushed to UMC after the shooting late Sunday night.
Trump's desire to avoid the tricky topic tracks with talking points the White House distributed after the shooting that urged supporters to stress now was not the time to talk about gun control. He would also be born on April 9, 1953 in the town located 120 kilometers from Las Vegas, Nevada.
A dozen investigators, most in Federal Bureau of Investigation jackets and all wearing blue booties to avoid contaminating the scene, documented evidence at the site where gunfire rained down and country music gave way to screams of pain and terror.
Danley returned from overseas Tuesday at the request of investigators.
Danley's Manila-based brother, Reynaldo Bustos, told the ABC that he immediately contacted his younger sister when he saw her boyfriend on the news and she told him she had "a clean conscience".
Danley had been married for 25 years before jointly filing for divorce with her husband, Geary Danley, in 2015, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported, citing interviews with friends of Danley. "We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again". "Because Steve is not here to talk anymore".
The comments came following news Paddock had bought 33 guns between October 2016 and September 28, when he checked into the hotel. However, the Clark County sheriff told reporters he thinks the shooter might have used them to watch for people approaching his room. The shooting went off and on for nine to 11 minutes, he said.
Lombardo said there were signs in Paddock's hotel room that he planned to escape after his shooting rampage. "He said he was visiting local firearms shops".
The killer also had cameras set up inside and outside the suite. Police said that when they entered Paddock's room, he was already dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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The weekend before the shooting, Paddock rented a room in another Las Vegas hotel, the Ogden. Paddock turned his attention to those outside his door and fired, wounding one of them.
"He talked about how he just moved closer to where we are", Chris Michel, owner of Dixie GunWorx, in St. George, Utah said of Paddock.
As more than 100 investigators dig for answers, police aren't sure what turned a retired accountant into a mass killer.
Paddock's violent transformation has mystified everyone - his brother, investigators and the families he victimized.
"The police who have done really a fantastic job in a very short time", Trump said earlier Wednesday.
Sanders said that when gun control is eventually debated, the administration will "need to look at things that may actually have that real impact", noting that Chicago has "the strictest gun laws in the country" yet still sees thousands of gun-related crimes committed each year.
Ms Danley's two sisters, who live on the Gold Coast, insist their sister had no idea of the horror Paddock was plotting.
In February 2015, Danley filed a joint petition for divorce with her now ex-husband, whose surname she has kept, court records show. Authorities haven't told us yet. But officials haven't been able to say exactly when the money transfer took place or who was the recipient.
Snyder said authorities are still determining which firearms were used in the shooting.
Marilou Danley, who returned late on Tuesday from a family visit to the Philippines and is regarded by investigators as a "person of interest", said through a lawyer that the carnage Stephen Paddock unleashed while she was overseas caught her completely unaware. "She was away so that she will not be there to interfere with what he's planning", the sister said.