On October 1, 2017, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place. The tragedy took place at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.
For months the public evidence has been the same: 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of over 20,000 concertgoers. He shot down from his 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room, killing 58 people and injuring over 500 others.
Paddock was considered a "lone wolf," meaning that he committed this crime on his own. Because he was eventually shot in the incident and because no notes were left behind, there is still no inclination about why he would have completed this attack.
After the attack, thousands of people demanded answers. Many people believed that it would have been impossible for Paddock to carry out this scale of an attack on his own. While the story that has been told over the last few months is still accurate, Fox News reported that a lawyer on the case just admitted that there are other charges being investigated.
On Tuesday, Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish asked Attorney Nicholas Crosby about other suspects in the investigation.
After Crosby pleaded to keep the search-warrant records sealed, Cadish asked, "Without naming names, there are potential charges against others as a result of the ongoing investigation?"
Crosby replied, "Yes. There are charges being investigated."
Later, Las Vegas police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said that they are "investigating possible criminal charges related to items discovered during the service of search warrants."
While the officials were unable to give the names of those being investigated, federal court documents revealed that as of the middle of October, they believed that Marilou Danley, Paddock's girlfriend, was "the most likely person who aided or abetted Stephen Paddock."
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the following statistics about the investigation were revealed:
400 specialists brought in
1,500 leads followed locally, 500 worldwide
40 terabytes of data collected
22,000 hours of video
14 days of going through the 15-acre area
13 days collecting evidence at Mandalay Bay
12 federal search warrants filed
500 grand jury subpoenas
When more information is released regarding the other charges being investigated, we will update here! What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts! In other recent news, an iconic singer was just sued $3M in ongoing legal battle.