Vegas shooter’s girlfriend returns, greeted by Federal Agents

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Investigators are hoping to learn more about what might have led 64-year-old Stephen Paddock to go on his shooting rampage, from his girlfriend who is now back in the United States.  Today, President Donald Trump is traveling to Las Vegas, and we’re now getting a glimpse of the suspected gunman’s arsenal.  

Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, is now back in the United States; met by Federal Agents when she arrived in Los Angeles from the Philippines. Now key to the investigation, her sisters say she was not involved.  “He sent her away so that he can plan what he was planning without interruptions.”  Investigators are hoping Danley will provide some insight into a motive behind the shooting and whether she had any warning.

Investigators now giving us a glimpse inside the gunman’s sniper den.  The arsenal including shotguns, pistols and assault rifles, and magazine clips able to hold up to 100 rounds.  Under a plate on a room service cart, a surveillance camera; another one set up inside his room.  Undersheriff Kevil McMahill says that is so “the suspect could watch as law enforcement or security approached his room”.

Audio from one of the officer’s body cam’s recording them telling each other, “they’re shooting right at us guys, everybody stay down.”  Newly released police body camera video shows officers rushing people to safety; the barrage of bullets lasting up to 11 minutes.

Wednesday, more faces and names of those 59 innocent lives lost in the massacre revealed, as the more than 530 injured continue to recover.  Those like Sheldon Mack, who tells us, “It seems surreal… Like a bad nightmare I’m gonna wake up from.”

President Donald Trump traveling to Las Vegas today, meeting privately at Children’s Hospital with survivors, their families and later with first responders.  “We met some of the most amazing people, we met patients that were absolutely terribly wounded,” he said.

–Danya Bacchus, ABC News

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