The truth of Stephen Craig Paddock still moves in the shadows. It won't be for long. It is a matter of hours before the ins and outs of his life and death emerge, and the world knows what guio his murderous madness. A 64-year-old man with no serious record, Las Vegas police think he acted as "a lone wolf." At the moment, he has not been linked to any extremist organization, even though the Islamic State (ISIS) has been attributed to the shooting and ensures that he had converted to Islam in recent months. With his death, the security forces consider the threat is over.
Against the early versions, Paddcock did not die in his room at the hands of SWAT, quick-intervention police forces. Investigations have revealed that he committed suicide after killing pleasure from his room at the gigantic Mandalay Bay hotel. Strategically located on the 32 floor, next to it have discovered a dozen weapons which shows that acted with premeditation.
The first shots were carried out, always according to the first versions, to the 22.08. His goal was at his feet. Some 30,000 people had attended a concert by country singer Jason Aldean, within the Route 91 Harvest Festival, which was held next to the hotel. For 30 seconds, the shots Confudieron with the music. But when it stopped, terror made its appearance. The convulsed, dull, almost infinite rattle of Paddock's weapons sowed death. "It was a war nightmare, we didn't understand who was shooting or from where, but we knew they wanted to kill us," a survivor told television yesterday. The horror lasted about seven minutes. On the ground were more than 50 dead and 400 wounded.
From the end of Paddock little is known. Just like his life. The police are now registering their domicile in Mesquite, a town of 18,000 inhabitants 130 kilometres from Las Vegas. The involvement of his partner, who was initially considered suspicious, has been diluted as the hours pass. Paddock's still got to be detailed. At the moment, his motive is a mystery.