The investigation into what drove Stephen Paddock to open fire on a music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday is into its fifth day, with ever-mounting questions and few answers.
Paddock, the lone suspect according to Las Vegas police, killed himself in the hotel suite he had rented on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino as police closed in on his location. With Paddock’s death, any clear answer for why he opened fire on the festival and killed 58 people and wounded 489 others may be lost.
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, the public face of the investigation, has had few answers for why Paddock committed the crime. Authorities did not hold a press conference on Thursday, the first day since Sunday that one wasn’t held.
By Friday, although investigators had followed a thousand leads, there was still “no clear motive or reason why” Paddock carried out the mass