Girlfriend denies knowledge of Vegas plot

Marcus Newton
October 6, 2017

Authorities are now treating the girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooting suspect as a person of interest in the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in USA history.

Previously, this article contained information from that reporting.

More than 50 people died and more than 500 were injured after Stephen Paddock fired shots from his 32nd floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel onto the crowd at a country music festival.

An unidentified acquaintance of Danley who was reached by the Reno Gazette-Journal said, "She had nothing to do with this psycho".

She added that "it never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone. There's no religious affiliation that we know of", Eric said, according to The Washington Post.

Ms Danley also explained why Paddock had wired her $100,000, an issue U.S. authorities had been open about investigating. Neighbor Susan Page told the newspaper Paddock and Danley were "closet people" and that she "never saw them".

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Paddock, 64, had 1600 rounds of ammunition and several containers of an explosive commonly used in target shooting that totalled about 22kg in his auto.

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Danley, 62, landed in Los Angeles Tuesday night on a flight from the Philippines and was interviewed by authorities.

He said he last talked to Stephen Paddock after Hurricane Irma, he said that Stephen asked about her 90-year-old mother's well-being and also asked about the power outage.

There have been no reports of any Irish victims, though anyone with concerns about relatives can contact the Department of Foreign Affairs' Consular Assistance Unit on 01-4082527.

Eric Paddock said the two basically grew up not knowing their father, and that he had no reason to believe his brother was trying to gain similar notoriety. "I didn't even know he knew about guns", Mr Knights said.

Marilou Danley flew out of Manila's worldwide airport on Tuesday night for Los Angeles, immigration bureau spokeswoman Maria Antoinette Mangrobang told AFP.

Law enforcement authorities were hoping to obtain some answers from Danley. They expressed gratitude that she is alive but said that doesn't make up for what happened. It's unclear if the money was for her, her family or some other objective.

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