Much is still unknown about the Las Vegas shooter but some details that have come out are raising more questions. He apparently sent $100,000 dollars to the Philippines just before the attack. That’s the home country of his girlfriend.
NBC News reports:
Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Wired $100,000 to Philippines Last Week
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock wired $100,000 to an account in his live-in girlfriend’s home country, the Philippines, in the week before he unleashed the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, according to multiple senior law enforcement officials.
But while officials have confirmed that Marilou Danley was in the Philippines on Sunday when Paddock opened fire on a crowd attending a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, it was not known whether the money was for her or her family or for another purpose.
Danley, 62, who had traveled to Hong Kong on Sept. 25, could fill in some of the blanks when she returns to the United States on Wednesday, the officials said. Her arrival airport was not known.
“We anticipate some information from her shortly,” Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. “She is currently a person of interest.”
Paddock’s still-stunned brother, Eric Paddock, said he suspects the money was to take care of Danley.
“One hundred thousand dollars isn’t that huge amount of money,” he said. “Condemn Steve for gambling. Steve took care of the people he loved. He made me and my family wealthy.”
This can’t be explained away so easily. Investigators will look into this more deeply, as they should.