In another development, the sheriff of Las Vegas Joseph Lombardo told reporters Monday that a security guard who was injured by Paddock was in fact shot six minutes before the gunman opened fire on the crowd.
LAS VEGAS Law enforcement authorities today made a significant change to the timeline of the Las Vegas mass shooting, saying the gunman shot a hotel security guard before he opened fire on concertgoers.
Sheriff Lombardo said the police remained uncertain about why Mr. Paddock stopped shooting at the concert site, and did not know exactly when he fatally shot himself.
Campos was on "random patrol" as a security officer at the hotel when he found the shooter, said Liliana Rodriguez, who identified herself as a coworker of Campos' at Mandalay Bay on a GoFundMe page she set up for him.
Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg has not released Paddock's cause of death and said "extensive forensic analysis" is still continuing.
Lombardo acknowledged that "we do not know why at this point" that gunfire ended - but he cast the revision as one of a number of "minute changes" common to an evolving investigation.
"We have no intelligence or evidence the suspect was linked or had affiliation with any known terrorist groups or ideologies", Lombardo said of Paddock, who authorities believe checked into his hotel room on September 25.
One father's heart-stopping taxi journey to rescue his daughter from the horror of the Las Vegas shooting has been documented on the cab's dash cam. "But we want to work as hard and as focused as we can on it, and help the people that are in need for recovering from this, and heal together as a community". They described how they got in Paddock's room and also told about the weapons they found inside the hotel suite.
However, Lombardo said that investigators believe that Paddock was "not occupying the room between those days".
Paddock's brother flew to Las Vegas this week to speak with investigators.
The sheriff said authorities were still investigating a motive behind the mass shooting, but they had uncovered no evidence that a second shooter was involved.
"I can tell you that this was a remarkable effort by a fearless and remarkable man", McMahill said.
Mr Heal claimed "it doesn't say much for hotel security" that a breakdown in communication occurred between authorities and the security guard - if police had known the timeline they would have entered Paddock's room sooner.
"This individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event", Lombardo said, "and it is hard for us to find the answers to those actions".
In the course of the questioning, Paddock said he had no criminal records, no mental health issues and no history of addiction.
"We have no evidence or intelligence that the suspect was linked or had affiliations with any no terrorist groups or ideology", Lombardo said. It is believed the shooter was drilling to place a camera or a rifle in position in the suite, the sheriff said.