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New documents detail aftermath, gunman interactions in Vegas shooting

New documents detail aftermath, gunman interactions in Vegas shooting

A person staying in a room two floors below and six rooms away from the gunman on the Mandalay Bay's 30th floor during the Las Vegas mass shooting tried to call 911 and the hotel's front desk to report that the shooter sounded like he was on that floor or above it.

Authorities have not provided a motive in what was the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

The man told authorities that he got up and said to Paddock: "I'm sorry, you know, we couldn't do anything together but I have to go". When asked to specify why he thought Paddock was odd, the host said: "He was just weird".

She said he sat at a table eating soup but kept staring at her, at one point asking "Are you okay?"

One of the last people to see Paddock was a housekeeper who cleaned his suite about four days before the massacre.

Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation refused to answer questions from The Associated Press about the account from the man who said he met with Paddock outside a Las Vegas sporting goods store after posting an online ad to sell schematics to convert semi-automatic guns to fire automatically. She also said she thought it unusual he had more than five pieces of luggage in the room.

Sgt. Jeff Clark, a department spokesman, said authorities would not comment about the documents released Wednesday. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo sought to keep the documents secret because the investigation is still ongoing and he apologized to the public, stating that the release would "further traumatize a wounded community".

Other witnesses told police Paddock came off as an introvert who only discussed gambling and traveling - but never politics, religion or guns. He says he then walked down the hall and discovered a metal bracket keeping the door shut. "I then saw blood come out of her mouth".

On Wednesday, the LMPVD made public over a hundred pages of investigator interviews and witness statements from people who had encountered Stephen Paddock, or someone they suspected could have been Stephen Paddock, prior to the deadly shooting. She had to jump over the dead body of a security guard on her way before crawling under a stage only a few feet high.

The gunman who murdered 58 people in Las Vegas a year ago ranted about conspiracy theories and gun control weeks before he carried out America's deadliest mass shooting, witnesses told police. "A couple of seconds later, um, I fell to the ground and I couldn't feel my arm".

In one witness statement, which included redacted information, a man told authorities that Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, had answered a Backpage ad he'd posted about selling schematics for an AR-15 for $40.

He had helped the woman to a nearby limousine and the vehicle's driver had taken them to hospital.

Drapes billow out of broken windows at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Oct. 2, 2017, following a deadly shooting at a music festival.

The information made public Wednesday follows a court battle by The Associated Press and other media organizations to obtain public records about the October 1 massacre that was the deadliest event of its kind in modern USA history.

It follows a court order in a public records lawsuit by The Associated Press and other media organizations.

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