‘No known tie to terrorism’- Stephen Paddock was ‘lone-wolf type’ said sheriff

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 02: Police and rescue personnel gather at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman has opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving at least 50 people dead and more than 200 injured. Police have confirmed that one suspect, Stephen Paddock, has been shot and killed. The investigation is ongoing. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS — So far, the massacre in Las Vegas at the Jason Aldean country music concert has no known link to overseas terrorism or terror groups, a US official with knowledge of the case said.

Police said they believe Stephen Paddock, 64, acted alone.

“Right now, we believe it’s a sole actor, a lone-wolf-type actor,” the sheriff said.

But why the massacre happened remains a mystery.

A woman described as a “person of interest” after the attack is not believed to be involved in the shooting, police said in a statement.

“Marilou Danley is no longer being sought out as a person of interest,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said. “LVMPD detectives have made contact with her and do not believe she is involved with the shooting on the strip.”

Paddock unleashed a hailstorm of bullets from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.

Inside his room, they found a cache of weapons, including 10 rifles, the sheriff said.

“We believe the individual killed himself prior to our entry,” Lombardo said.

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