The FBI quickly denied the claim Monday morning and said the shooter, Stephen Paddock, had no connection with the terrorist group. “That’s the one in this one, and we are not there yet”, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said.
But what motivated Paddock to kill dozens of strangers and whether he had help remains a mystery.
Paddock was responsible for shooting and killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 others at a Jason Aldean concert across from the Mandalay Bay hotel, according to law enforcement. They also revealed that he rented an apartment overlooking another music festival, which took place in the city the previous weekend.
Lombardo’s remarks were made at press conference, which raised as many questions as it answered and suggested that, 72 hours after the attack, after an extensive interview with Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley, and examining his computers,