Investigators determine no motive for Las Vegas shooting (VIDEO)
By Christen Smith
Ten months after the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history, investigators in Nevada still don’t know why it happened.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters Friday the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s probe determined the “who, what, when, where and how” of the October 2017 mass shooting that left 58 dead and more than 850 wounded, but left the ultimate question — “why?” — unanswered.
“Finding answers for the victims has been our investigators soul goal to help bring closure for those affected and to move forward from this horrible event,” he said.
Lombardo’s news conference preceded the LVMPD’s release of a 187-page report detailing the investigation into the motives of gunman Stephen Paddock, 64. Family and friends described the retired accountant as a passionate hobbyist who quickly became bored with each new pursuit. He racked up complimentary hotel stays and meals as an avid gambler in Las Vegas and Reno, earned considerable wealth in real estate investments, and held no firm political or religious affiliations.
A primary care physician told investigators he believed Paddock displayed signs of bipolar disorder, while one of his brothers and a girlfriend confirmed he struggled with mental health issues. He spent 30 years amassing 67 firearms, according