LMVPD Undersheriff Confident That There Was No Second Shooter

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff Kevin McMahill told reporters on Friday that authorities have found no evidence suggesting there was a second shooter who helped Stephen Paddock mow down 58 people and injure over 500 others.

“I get it, we all want answers,” McMahill said. “We have looked at everything, literally.”

In response to reports on Friday claiming proof that Paddock did not work alone, McMahill said that police “do not believe” someone used a key card to enter Paddock’s room while his car was not in the Mandalay Bay garage, the Los Angeles Times reported.

McMahill also cited a “voluminous amount of video” obtained from the resort and casino that has not shed light on anyone that authorities “believe to be a suspect.”

On Thursday, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo raised questions as to whether police were looking into the possibility of Paddock working with an accomplice to carry out the mass shooting.

“Self value, face value, you got to make the assumption that he had to have had some help at some point. And we want to ensure that that’s the answer,” he said, adding that if Paddock were to have carried out the massacre alone, he would have had to be a “super-guy.”

When pressed as to whether police have investigated whether any significant event in October 2016 swayed Paddock to plan and carry out the massacre, McMahill insisted that the investigation would continue to be thorough.

“We are looking at every month from birth to death of this individual,” he said in response to a reporter’s question.

As for the 50 pounds of tannerite that were found in Paddock’s vehicle, McMahill claimed that it was not an improvised explosive device (IED) and emphasized that it was found in the condition that it was.

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