Las Vegas Gunman’s Girlfriend Says He Would Lie in Bed Moaning, Screaming.
Prior committing one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history, Stephen Paddock exhibited symptoms of being mentally unwell.
Marilou Danley, his live-in girlfriend, told investigators “he would lie in bed, just moaning and screaming ‘Oh, my God,'” reports NBC News, citing former FBI officials briefed on the matter.
Paddock went on a shooting rampage in Las Vegas Sunday night, taking the lives of 58 victims and injuring close to 500.
The attack was planned. Investigators say he brought close 23 guns – a dozen equipped with bump stocks to allow for the release of multiple rounds per trigger squeeze- with him when he checked into a suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Inside the 32nd floor suite, he broke multiple windows and shot into the unsuspecting crowd of 22,000.
He placed cameras outside of his door to watch police as they drew nearer to his room, eventually taking his own life as SWAT teams prepared to enter.
Days later, investigators still search for a motive. Paddock left no manifesto or suicide note. Those that knew him say he held no extremist views.
Questions remain about his choice in location. Searches of his electronic devices reveal he scouted crowded spaces in other cities, including Boston and Chicago. He searched online for hotels around Fenway – few if any of which have a clear view of the stands – but is believed to have not visited the city.
Paddock made a reservation at a hotel overlooking Chicago’s Grant Park during this year’s Lollapalooza, a three-day music festival held the first weekend in August.
He never checked in for his reservation, hotel officials say.