Weapons cache found at Las Vegas shooter's home

Javier Howell
October 6, 2017

Law enforcement officials say Stephen Paddock wired $100,000 to the Philippines before he opened fire on a country music festival crowd Sunday in the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

The police discovered firearms, explosives and thousands of rounds of ammunition at the home of the shooter, of Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock, who committed Sunday night to the shooting, the bloodiest of the history of the United States.

He killed himself before police reached his room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino from which he had been shooting.

Lombardo said investigators had discovered several pounds of an explosive called tannerite in the Mesquite home, as well as ammonia nitrate, a type of fertilizer, in the gunman's auto. Marilou and Geary Danley divorced in 2015, and she listed Paddock's condo in Reno as her address when signing the documents, the Times reported.

Authorities are now treating the girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooting suspect as a person of interest in the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in USA history. A lot of them are assault rifles, likely to be transported in more than 10 suitcases.

She returned late on Tuesday from a family visit to the Philippines.

Marilou Danley flew out of Manila's global airport on Tuesday night for Los Angeles, immigration bureau spokeswoman Maria Antoinette Mangrobang told AFP.

"She was sent away.so that she will not be there to interfere with what he's planning", the sister suggested.

Danley has been described by police as a "person of interest", although she has not been charged with any crimes. "I didn't even know he knew about guns", Mr Knights said.

Danley is cooperating with authorities in the investigation, Lombard said.

"I reiterate he has no knowledge of Mr. Paddock or any knowledge as to why Mr. Paddock would do such a awful frightful thing", his daughter said. She said she was excited to see her family and friends just like all Filipinos overseas.

The shooter spent his last moments firing desperately at the police through the door of his room at the hotel, said Lombardo.

For victims and their families, the sheriff says more than 53,000 people have stepped up to donate to the Las Vegas Victims' fund, which all told has collected about $3.7 million.

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