Las Vegas Shooter Sent Girlfriend Away to Spare Her Life, Sisters Say

58 Dead 515 Injured in Las Vegas Shooting
58 Dead 515 Injured in Las Vegas Shooting

06 October, 2017

Avoiding the tough issues raised by Sunday night's massacre in Las Vegas, the worst mass shooting in modern USA history, President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued his focus on the community's first responders, praising them for their bravery and professionalism.

The girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock says she saw no signs he was planning "something awful", and that she is "devastated" by the deaths and injuries he caused when he rained bullets down on an outdoor music concert.

Paddock transferred $100,000 to the Philippines in the days before the shooting, a USA official briefed by law enforcement but not authorized to speak publicly because of the continuing investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

She was in the Philippines when Paddock opened fire with high-power rifles from a 32nd floor hotel room Sunday night at a sea of concertgoers below on the Las Vegas strip.

In addition to the cameras, investigators found a computer and 23 guns with him at the hotel, along with 12 "bump stock" devices that can enable a rifle to fire continuously, like an automatic weapon, authorities said.

The local authorities in Las Vegas have said that the mass shooting of around 600 people, which killed 59, was premeditated and pre-planned.

President Donald Trump says it's a "sad day" as he departs the White House to meet with first responders and the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Ms Danley was born in the Philippines and moved to Queensland in the early 1980s before moving 28 years ago to the U.S. where she worked in casinos.

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"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.

"The woman said Danley is "a good person" who would've stopped Paddock had she been there". According to sources, Paddock's live-in girlfriend, 62, was met by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents to be questioned about what she may know about the attack and get a possible motive.

Police found him dead in his room but they have recently said that he may have been planning to escape. Sheriff Lombardo said some of the hospitals responsible for the counts realized they counted a few patients twice, or counted as concert shooting victims patients who came in with unrelated injuries.

Danley said Paddock "never said anything to me, or took any action that I was aware of, that I understood in any way to be a warning that something disgusting like this was going to happen".

"There are reports her ID was used for booking the hotel or some such detail", Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said. Paddock killed himself before police reached his hotel room.

She said he bought her a ticket to the Philippines about two weeks ago, then wired her money so she could buy a house there, she said in a statement.

According to Las Vegas's sheriff, accused shooter Stehpen Paddock also rented a room near downtown Las Vegas last month at the same time as an alternative music festival nearby. "I thought he did an excellent job and the support that he got throughout to heal our nation and bring us back in a time of need". She was sent away.

In a meeting with law enforcement officials shortly afterward, Trump again lauded their "professionalism" and said he was a "big fan".

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