The (FBI) report concludes Paddock's reasoning for the rampage remains a mystery after nearly 12 months of evidence-gathering by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and the FBI, as well as study by agents and behavioral specialists.
A retired postal service worker, accountant and real estate investor, Paddock owned rental properties and homes in Reno and in a retirement community more than an hour's drive from Las Vegas. He held a private pilot's license and gambled tens of thousands of dollars at a time playing high-stakes video poker.
In the report, the FBI's Las Vegas Review Panel highlighted 10 key findings about Paddock in its investigation:
- His attack was neither directed, inspired nor enabled by ideologically-motivated people or groups. He conspired with no one and he acted alone.
- There was no single motivating factor behind the attack.
- Investigators found no manifesto, video, suicide note or other communication relating to the attack. However, he desired to die by suicide.
- He wanted to gain infamy via a mass casualty attack and was influenced by the memory of his father, a convicted bank robber and diagnosed psychopath.
- His decision to kill people while they were being entertained was consistent with his personality. He had a history of exploiting others through manipulation and duplicity, sometimes resulting in a cruel deprivation of their expectations without warning.
- He had no ill will against a specific casino, hotel, the music festival or anyone killed or injured in the attack.
- He engaged in significant, methodical, Internet-based research regarding site selection, police tactics and response and ballistics.
- He did not plan to escape the Mandalay Bay hotel room after the attack and took multiple calculated steps to ensure he could kill himself at a time and in a matter of his choosing.
- He kept interpersonal relationships and was not isolated before the attack.
- Findings illustrate he was, in many ways, similar to other active shooters the FBI has studied.
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