Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock lost money in 2 years preceding shooting

Gunman Stephen Paddock lost a large amount of wealth in the two years before the Oct. 1 shooting on the Strip, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said in an interview with a local television station.

Lombardo told KLAS-TV, Channel 8, that Paddock’s wealth fluctuated because of gambling, real estate transactions and “everything else that he chose to do.” Paddock lost a large amount of money after September 2015, the sheriff said.

Lombardo speculated that the financial losses might have contributed to Paddock’s decision to spray a country music festival with bullets, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500 others.

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  • Alain

    Using the same approach as far too many, this has nothing to do with losing money. The smoke and mirrors continue.

  • Hard Little Machine

    this investigation has descended into total bullshit.

    • Alain

      I beg to differ. It has been nothing but total BS from the start.

  • simus1

    Gamblers lose money – death grip on the obvious – how much money and from what sources? Wanted to damage the Las Vegas “fun image” because …………………….?

  • Maurice Miner

    And why hasn’t Trump called for the death penalty in this case – clearly raaaaciss!

    {Insert seemingly unnecessary sarcasm tag here}

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      There were a couple of SJW bints on Twitter that thought the same, and then posted it.

      • andycanuck

        And GQ magazine; and another (online?) news source.

  • DMB

    No one put a gun to his head to blow a large amount of his money at a casino. Not that I am buying into the correlation.

  • Brett_McS

    So this stupendously stupid piece of speculation is the net result of the investigation so far? Good job, team!