Hotel video shows Las Vegas gunman's 'normal' movements before mass shooting

Grant Boone
March 24, 2018

The gunman, who took his life after killing 58 people and wounding hundreds of others past year by spraying bullets from his 32nd-floor room, comes and goes from the hotel, each time returning with more suitcases and bags, video footage released by the hotel's parent company shows. He brought several more suitcases to his room throughout his stay.

Paddock interacts with virtually no one but hotel staffers, and surveillance videos show him eating sushi alone and holding up his arms to celebrate a $1,000 gambling win. On two occasions, he is seen in a Mandalay Bay elevator, leaving the hotel with some of his rollaboards.

"Stephen Paddock gave no indication of what he planned to do and his interactions with staff and overall behavior were all normal", MGM spokeswoman Debra DeShong said in a statement obtained by Fox News.

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Video also shows long periods of time Paddock spent gambling.

"MGM and Mandalay Bay could not reasonably foresee that a long-time guest with no known history of threats or violence and behaving in a manner that appeared outwardly normal, would carry out such an inexplicably evil, violent and deadly act", she said.

Crime scene tape surrounds the Mandalay Hotel after Stephen Paddock killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017. The casino's owner has defended the staff for not voicing concern over the large amount of baggage saying guests regularly bring large amounts of baggage to the hotel. The next day, Paddock drives to his home in Mesquite, and returns with several bags. About an hour after he fired his last shot into the crowd, he was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It is unnerving because it ends in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The chief of the FBI's Las Vegas office said in December that the agency probably wouldn't brief the public until their report is released sometime before the tragedy's first anniversary.

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