The sheriff also mentioned the gunman's vehicle, which had multiple containers of the explosive material Tannerite and 1,600 rounds of ammunition inside. It was not immediately clear what, if any, additional plans Paddock may have had for if he were able to leave the scene before the police arrived.
The gunfire lasted for about 10 minutes on Oct. 1, beginning at about 10:05 p.m. PDT, Lombardo said. Fifty-eight people were killed and many hundreds were injured. The shooter had nearly two dozen firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition in the hotel suite.
Paddock is believed to have killed himself as the police descended on his room.
Lombardo said Wednesday night that investigators were trying to figure out whether Paddock had any help collecting his arsenal or planning the rampage, which has been found to be meticulously planned. The investigation is ongoing.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."