Las Vegas shooting: Paddock's girlfriend may be hiding something, police officer suggests

Laura Farthing was one of four friends to get matching tattoos at Savage Tattoo in Ogden Utah after they survived the Las Vegas shooting massacre earlier this month

Laura Farthing was one of four friends to get matching tattoos at Savage Tattoo in Ogden Utah after they survived the Las Vegas shooting massacre earlier this month

The Las Vegas shooter who would spend hours sitting in front of video poker machines - sometimes reportedly wagering more than $10,000 a day - was on a significant losing streak in the years leading up to the October 1 massacre, the city's sheriff revealed this week.

During the interview, Lombardo also talked about Paddock's girlfriend, suggesting that she might be withholding information from investigators.

The gunman requested an upper-floor room overlooking the Route 91 Harvest Festival; stockpiled 23 guns, a dozen of them modified to fire continuously like an automatic weapon; and set up cameras inside and outside his room to watch for approaching officers.

Marilou Danley is still considered a "person of interest" in the investigation and was being questioned again this week, Lombardo said.

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The second man, 24, was shot in the left side and taken in serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, police said. The attacker - who wore dark clothing and a mask, followed him and opened fire - hitting the man.

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'It could have been prevented on many levels, ' he added. "For this individual to do it at a certain point in time and to do it all with such robust action, you would think that Ms. Danley would have some information associated with that", he said, per the New York Post.

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock had lost a significant amount of wealth in the years leading up to the attack, cops said.

"I think that might have a determining factor on what he determined to do", Mr Lombardo said.

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The sheriff told Channel 8 that Paddock was concerned with his status in casinos and with friends and family.

Bruce Paddock, 59, had been arrested at the facility five days earlier on child pornography charges, with authorities saying that they had found more than 600 images in a business where he had been staying.

"I believe the suspect believed the wolf was at the door and took his own life", he said.

One of the laptops found in Paddock's hotel suite was missing a hard drive, and searches of his internet history turned up nothing unusual.

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The sheriff also said "conspiracy theories and thinking that we are trying to hide stuff or are conspiring together to hide stuff is ridiculous".

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