LVMPD on mass shooting: 'There is no conspiracy'

Joe Lombardo

Nearly two weeks after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, authorities have yet to sort out the basic facts surrounding the case of a high-stakes video poker player who killed 58 people from his high-rise hotel room in Las Vegas.

On Friday, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo held a press conference on the 1 October shooting.

The press conference was not in any way typical, as Lombardo read written statements directly to the public and also showed a wide range of emotions.

Latest on victims:

-17 different medical facilities helped treat victims after the shooting.

-58 dead, 546 injured.

-501 patients have been discharged, 45 victims still in the hospital, some in critical condition.

- All 58 victims who died as a result of the 1 October incident were released by the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner by Oct. 6.

Latest on the suspect and motive:

-Stephen Paddock checked into his room at Mandalay Bay on Sept. 25. On Sept. 28, Marilou Danley was added to the room as an occupant.

-Lombardo says an autopsy has been performed on the suspect. Paddock's brain has been shipped to an evaluation facility for further testing.

-A motive has not been found. The FBI says they have not found any ties to any groups or organizations.

-The FBI is seeking anyone with information. Call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

-The Clark County Coroner sent the following release on Stephen Paddock's autopsy:

Regarding the suspect:
An autopsy has been completed on the suspect Stephen Paddock. Multiple forensic analyses will be performed on Paddock, including a neuropathological examination of brain tissue at the Stanford University Department of Pathology, which is one of the County Coroner’s contracted neuropathology laboratories. At this time, we do not have an estimated completion date for the additional analyses.
The family of the suspect is aware of his current location, but we are not making that location public at this time due to security concerns.

Timeline of events

Lombardo says he wanted to make it clear that there was "no conspiracy" with MGM Resorts, FBI, or LVMPD to cover up any information on the order of events.

Lombardo says the security guard shot, Jesus Campos; arrived on the 32nd floor where the shooter was at 9:59 p.m. according to a security log.

Lombardo says Campos was shot around 10:05 p.m. and he agrees with the statement made by MGM Resorts International on Thursday. Lombardo says the shooter then fired into the crowd at the Route 91 Festival, killing 58 people.

Lombardo says LVMPD officers arrived on the 32nd floor at 10:17 p.m.

The sheriff says the initial timeline set by police was provided to "calm the public, not establish a legal case."

Lombardo says that LVMPD is not going to "give the case up" to the FBI and they are working together to find out what exactly happened on that tragic day.

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