3 Oct 2017

Investigators unsure about Las Vegas killer’s motivation

Washington Correspondent

A “sick man, a demented man.” Those were the words Donald Trump used to describe Stephen Paddock, who killed 59 people and injured more than 500 in Las Vegas. What detectives are struggling to understand is Paddock’s motivation. Why did the 64-year-old amass an arsenal of more than 20 weapons in his 32nd-storey hotel room and turn them on thousands of people gathered below who were watching the finale of a country music festival?

We do know more about the dozens of people Paddock killed, heart-breaking stories of lives ruined and families torn apart.