Going Nowhere

Investigators say the Las Vegas gunman purposely hid his actions before the massacre, complicating the search for a motive.


Authorities acknowledge they’re at a loss when it comes to establishing a motive for the Las Vegas shooting. Despite new information every day, none of it’s resulted in a clear explanation. The gunman planned the night well, including stockpiling his car with explosives and had personal protection gear as part of an escape plan. But none of it has added up to a motive. Investigators do know Stephen Paddock acted alone, with nothing to suggest he had any connection to or affiliation with any larger group like a terrorist organization. The sheriff would not reveal details of interviews held with Paddock’s family members, only that they’re pieces of the puzzle.