The brains of the Las Vegas sniper Stephen Paddock are being probed by Investigators who seek to unravel the mystery that led him to unleash the deadliest shooting in the history of the U.S.
Reports from the New York Post indicate that the body of the 64-year-old has been transported to Stanford University in California so that neuropathologists can conduct a microscopic tissue examination on the sniper’s grey matter. This examination will reveal whether he had hidden health conditions such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
The shooter’s brain is yet to show any obvious signs of injury, tumour, or any abnormal disorder during the routine autopsy that was conducted last week by Vegas coroners. The officials are yet to release any official cause and manner of death or toxicology reports.
The authorities in Las Vegas have tried to construct an articulate timeline of events as to how the events unfolded, claiming the lives of 58 people and wounding 500 more.
A third version of the timeline of events was released by the police on Saturday in which they claim that they responded immediately to the world’s deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. Police presented a third version of the timeline of events for the attack on Saturday saying they responded immediately to the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
Joseph Lombardo, the Clark County Sheriff, who directs that Las Vegas police department made a statement to reporters saying that the sniper shot at Mandalay Bay hotel security guard Jesus Campos outside his room just around the same time that he opened fire on the more than 20,000 concertgoers who had attended the concert.
Previous reports from the police indicated that the shooter shot Campos six minutes before firing on the crowd, this has raised questions as to whether hotel security and police could have responded faster to curb the incident.
“In the public space, the word ‘incompetent’ has been brought forward,” Lombardo said. “I am absolutely offended with that characterisation.”
“Nobody is attempting to hide anything. The dynamics and the size of the investigation require us to go through voluminous amounts of information in order to draw an accurate picture,” he said of the changing timeline on Friday.
Police revealed that Campos was shot in the leg after Paddock sprayed around 200 shots in hallway. The shooter had also placed surveillance cameras in the hotel hallway with the intention of monitoring activity injured around 546 individuals shortly before he killed himself.
He also targeted police officers as they were trying to respond to the incident, authorities have established that killer seemed determined to inflict more damage than the58 people that he killed. However, the police are yet to announce the intent of the killer.