USA: Route 91 attack investigation has chased over 1,000 leads — Las Vegas Undersheriff

Undersheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Kevin McMahill discussed the scope of the investigation into the attack on the Route 91 Harvest Festival, speaking from Las Vegas, on Friday. McMahill stressed that the vast public discussion on the case has led to distractions in the investigation. Noting that law enforcement had chase «more than 1,000 leads» regarding the mass... Еще shooting, he then pointed out, «The investigation effort is massive, but rumour and supposition doesn't help. And so those true tips and leads, or things that people know, are imperative to this investigation, but just because you think you know something doesn't mean that you do.» Addressing claims by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) that they are behind the attack, the Undersheriff said there was «no known nexus» between IS and the suspect. The fact that the asailant's motive is still unclear, McMahill said, was uncommon for such incidents: «In the past, terror attacks or mass-murder incidents, motive was made very clear, very clear in most of those cases by a note that was left, by a social media post, by a telephone call that was made, by investigators mining computer data. Today, in our investigation, we don't have any of that uncovered.» 59 people were killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, on Sunday, October 1, in Las Vegas, when a 64 year-old man Stephen Paddock fired onto the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The investigation is ongoing into how Paddock planned the attack, what his motive was, and whether others knew of his plans.

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