Las Vegas Shooting, Gunman's Motive Still Unknown
Albanian Daily News
Published October 3, 2017
After the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, the evil of one person was countered by the benevolence of countless others.
Heroes risking their lives to save strangers. Blood donors waiting for hours to help the wounded. Vigils from Reno to Las Vegas, where 59 country music fans were killed on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday night.
Another 527 people are still trying to recover from injuries -- everything from gunshot wounds to stampede injuries suffered when 22,000 people tried to flee the gunman's aim.
No one knows yet what caused 64-year-old Stephen Paddock to inflict such mass tragedy. But based on what authorities have found, he may have been planning something even worse.
n the gunman's 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, police recovered 23 weapons, including a handgun and multiple rifles -- some with scopes on them.
Authorities also found several pounds of ammonium nitrate, a material used to make explosives, in his car.
And at Paddock's home in Mesquite, Nevada, police found at least 19 firearms, explosives, several thousand rounds of ammunition and some electronic devices.
So far, police believe Paddock acted alone -- which could make the motive harder to determine.