LAS VEGAS – Hotel surveillance video of the day for the deadliest mass shooting in modern AMERICAN history, made public Thursday, shows the shooter as a nondescript Las Vegas hotel and casino patron.
Images by MGM Resorts International shows Stephen Paddock of the interaction with the Mandalay Bay resort staff, wheeling suitcases in the direction of the elevators and the pull of his Dodge Caravan in the hotel valet parking.
It has no outward sign that Paddock would run the Oct. 1 shooting that 58 people were killed and hundreds were injured at an outdoor concert on the Las Vegas Strip.
“Paddock gave no indication of what he was planning to do, and his interaction with the staff and overall behavior were all normal,” company spokeswoman Debra DeShong said in a statement.
“MGM and Mandalay Bay could not reasonably foresee that a long time guest at any of the well-known history of threats or violence and behaves in a way that appeared to be outside normal, would run as an inexplicable evil, violent and deadly act,” she said.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Las Vegas police didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
The 32 video clips, obtained by The New York Times , offer no motive for the 64-year-old Paddock to open fire with the assault-style rifles from a 32nd-floor suite in a concert audience of 22,000 people.
They show Paddock to check-in at the Mandalay Bay on Sept. 25, gambling on high-limit video poker several times, buying snacks, get lifts, drive in the valet area and its hotel staff wheeling carts with his bags.
Videos suggest that employees had no indication of what is in the suitcases.
Data show that in the course of a few days to travel between the hotel and his home in Mesquite, Nevada, Paddock amassed an arsenal of 23 assault-style rifle and a pistol in his suite.
Lombardo released a first report in January said the police and the FBI believe Paddock acted alone.
However, an Arizona man, Douglas Haig, is facing federal charges that he illegally offered armor piercing ammo to the Paddock. Haig maintains that he legally sold tracer ammunition Paddock weeks before the massacre.
The authorities have characterized Paddock as a gambler on a losing streak, which was obsessed with the hygiene. She said he may be bipolar and has problems with his live-girlfriend, who was in the Philippines when the shooting took place.
Paddock was a retired accountant who is already a millionaire’s fortune, property, homes in Reno and Mesquite, Nevada, and earned casino perks betting thousands of dollars on the high-stakes poker.
The police reported only $273 in cash the hotel room where Paddock was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.