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Shooter's girlfriend didn't know of attack plans

Shooter's girlfriend didn't know of attack plans

The Wall Street Journal reported that the gunman appears to have used at least one fully automatic rifle and had between 18 and 20 weapons in his hotel room.

"What I saw today is just an incredible tribute to professionalism", Trump said.

According to one media source, Danley is believed to be Australian and was described as a roommate of girlfriend of Paddock's. "This individual. didn't leave the sort of immediate thumbprints you find on these kinds of attacks".

The briefing came after Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and said she had no idea he was "planning violence against anyone".

It was through his gambling that Paddock reportedly met Danley, when she was working as a hostess at a casino in Reno, Nevada, several years ago.

Las Vegas police's Joe Lombardo also said that police uncovered explosives and 1,000s of rounds of ammunition at Paddock's home.

Authorities confirmed that some of the weapons found in the Las Vegas hotel room contained scopes. Investigators then wanted to know who he knew, and did they know about the attack. However, it's Paddock's enormous arsenal of weaponry that is now yielding the most clues.

Danley's brother, Reynaldo Bustos, spoke out during an interview with ABC News saying that he called Marilou "immediately" after seeing that her boyfriend was responsible for killing 58 people and injured 530 others.

Paddock had checked into the hotel room on Thursday, authorities said.

The Bella Vista family of the ex-husband of the girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman who killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas Sunday night made a statement to 40/29 News.

"A team of six officers that approached security, they went up the elevators after discussing the situation with the security and obtaining intelligence", Lombardo said.

The dead included at least three off-duty police officers from various departments who were attending the concert, authorities said.

Lombardo said there was still nothing clear about the motivation of the shooter, a 64-year-old regular gambler who owned numerous properties and had no known associations with political, radical or hate groups.

Paddock had stockpiled a total of 42 firearms in his 32nd floor hotel room and at his home, 130 km away from the site of the massacre, officials said.

The shooting happened Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip, a popular American tourism destination.

Asked why they did not regard the attack as domestic terrorism, Lombardo said: "We have to establish what his motivation is first".