Sheriff: Vegas shooter fired at nearby fuel tanks - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Sheriff: Vegas shooter fired at nearby fuel tanks

Posted: Updated:
LAS VEGAS -

The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):

3:20 p.m.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo says the shooter at a Las Vegas concert who killed 58 people fired at fuel tanks near the Mandalay Bay Hotel from which he was shooting.

Lombardo also says Stephen Paddock had personal protection equipment in his room.

Lombardo says he think Paddock shot at the tanks to create a diversion.

Mandalay Bay hotel-casino security guard Jesus Campos told investigators that Paddock was drilling to an adjacent wall when he walked up to Paddock's room.

Lombardo says Paddock shot at Campos before he fired into the crowd of 22,000 concertgoers at the country music concert.

___

3:12 p.m.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo says that investigators still have not pinpointed the shooter's motive behind his decision to fire on a concert crowd in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 and kill 58 people.

Lombardo said at a news conference that there's no evidence Stephen Craig Paddock was motivated by ideology and there's no evidence there was another shooter.

Lombardo says it's clear Paddock was determined to shoot at the crowd.

The sheriff says investigators are talking to Paddock's brother Eric and Marilou Danley, his girlfriend, to get insight into Paddock.

___

2:48 p.m.

The body of a 28-year-old military veteran from California and Colorado who was killed in the worst mass shooting in modern American history is on its way home from Las Vegas.

A white hearse led by a procession of motorcycles bore the casket of Christopher Roybal to McCarran International Airport for a short flight to Southern California.

His friend and employer, David Harman, told The Associated Press that Roybal served in Afghanistan and adopted a friend's bomb-sniffing dog after the friend was killed by an improvised explosive device.

Roybal worked at fitness gyms in Corona and Riverside, California, before moving this year to help open gyms in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A co-worker described him as full of energy and the kind of person who had the ability to make people want to hang around him.

___

12:30 p.m.

More attendees of the music festival in Las Vegas that ended tragically last week after a gunman began shooting into the crowd from his hotel room can now recover the belongings they left at the site as they ran to safety.

Clark County Emergency Manager John Steinbeck on Monday said the FBI is now also returning items found in the area west of the stage, which includes the American Disabilities Act seating section and what's being referred to as the "Malibu tent."

Steinbeck says people left behind thousands of lawn chairs, hats, wallets, souvenirs, cellphones, purses, boots and several other items.

The FBI on Sunday began the process of returning the items lost at the festival grounds. The first items made available were those recovered from in and in front of the VIP tent and bleacher seating east of the stage.

Steinbeck says 99 people sought to recover their belongings.

Steinbeck says cellphones found have been powered up to facilitate their identification process. Police have asked people who lost their cellphones to text their full name to their phones.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Court documents offer disturbing details in Spokane infant's death

    Court documents offer disturbing details in Spokane infant's death

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:34 AM EDT2018-08-18 06:34:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents are offering more details about a disturbing case of child abuse in Spokane. Investigators arrested 33-year-old Erik Sherman in the death of his baby Thursday. One doctor who witnessed the abuse told investigators in court documents it was "one of the worst cases of child abuse he had seen in 23 years of practice."

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents are offering more details about a disturbing case of child abuse in Spokane. Investigators arrested 33-year-old Erik Sherman in the death of his baby Thursday. One doctor who witnessed the abuse told investigators in court documents it was "one of the worst cases of child abuse he had seen in 23 years of practice."

    >>
  • Legal battle raging over home owned by Shasta Groene but used by her dad

    Legal battle raging over home owned by Shasta Groene but used by her dad

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:37 AM EDT2018-08-18 06:37:31 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - 13 years ago Shasta Groene lived through unimaginable horror. In mid-May, 2005, her mother, her mother's boyfriend, and her oldest brother were murdered in front of her. 8-year-old Shasta was kidnapped and, along with her 9-year-old brother Dylan, tortured and sexually abused for weeks. 

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - 13 years ago Shasta Groene lived through unimaginable horror. In mid-May, 2005, her mother, her mother's boyfriend, and her oldest brother were murdered in front of her. 8-year-old Shasta was kidnapped and, along with her 9-year-old brother Dylan, tortured and sexually abused for weeks. 

    >>
  • Lawyer says girls' bodies were submerged in oil

    Lawyer says girls' bodies were submerged in oil

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:16:06 GMT

    FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - A lawyer for a Colorado man suspected in the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters says the daughters' bodies were submerged in crude oil for four days before they were found.  Defense attorney James Merson made the statement in a court motion Friday. The motion asks a judge to order that DNA samples be taken from the children's throats.

    >>

    FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - A lawyer for a Colorado man suspected in the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters says the daughters' bodies were submerged in crude oil for four days before they were found.  Defense attorney James Merson made the statement in a court motion Friday. The motion asks a judge to order that DNA samples be taken from the children's throats.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Cougar Creek fire at over 35,000 acres, still 35 percent contained

    Cougar Creek fire at over 35,000 acres, still 35 percent contained

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:38:19 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire remains at 35 percent contained, but has increased in size approaching 36,000 acres as of Saturday. The fire burning in Chelan County is now at 35,809 acres with 1,106 personnel on scene. Wind conditions helped push smoke out of the valleys, but increased fire behavior across the area Friday.

    >>

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire remains at 35 percent contained, but has increased in size approaching 36,000 acres as of Saturday. The fire burning in Chelan County is now at 35,809 acres with 1,106 personnel on scene. Wind conditions helped push smoke out of the valleys, but increased fire behavior across the area Friday.

    >>
  • Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

    Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:24:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has upheld a decision by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to delay an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule. Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday threw out a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups challenging HUD's delay of the rule. 

    >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has upheld a decision by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to delay an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule. Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday threw out a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups challenging HUD's delay of the rule. 

    >>
  • Man bites off another man's finger in golf course brawl

    Man bites off another man's finger in golf course brawl

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:13:44 GMT

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - A man has bitten off another man's finger during a fight at a Massachusetts golf course.  WCVB-TV reports a 47-year-old man was arrested at the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth Friday after he apparently got into a fight with another golfer and bit off a part of his thumb. The station reports the victim's thumb had been bitten off to his knuckle and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

    >>

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - A man has bitten off another man's finger during a fight at a Massachusetts golf course.  WCVB-TV reports a 47-year-old man was arrested at the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth Friday after he apparently got into a fight with another golfer and bit off a part of his thumb. The station reports the victim's thumb had been bitten off to his knuckle and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

    >>