Crime & Law

Posted: October 04, 2017

Stephen Paddock wired $100K to Philippines ahead of Las Vegas shooting, reports say

What You Need to Know: Stephen Paddock, Las Vegas Shooter

By Alex Thomas, Rare.us

LAS VEGAS —

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock made a $100,000 wire transfer to an account in the Philippines in the days before the deadly shooting, NBCCNN and other news outlets are reporting, citing unnamed law enforcement sources.

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Paddock’s live-in girlfriend, Marilou Danley, reportedly has family in the Philippines and was overseas during his shooting spree. Officials said Danley had traveled to the Philippines on Sept. 15, left Sept. 22, then returned to the Philippines from Hong Kong on Sept. 25, The Associated Press reported. She returned to the U.S. late Tuesday for questioning.

>> Marilou Danley, girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, returns to U.S.

Police have not released any motive for the shooting. Paddock's brother said that as far as he knew, the shooter had no religious or political affiliation, the Washington Post reported

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Paddock also was quite wealthy; he earned millions through real estate deals and spent most of his time gambling, his brother said. He had multiple homes, and he and Danley lived in at least three retirement communities. He had no history of mental illness.

Paddock reportedly used some of Danley’s identification when he checked into Mandalay Bay.

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

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