Here are the main points and quotes from Lombardo’s latest press conference.
1. Deadliest multiple shooting in US history
We are looking at in excess of 50 individuals dead and over 200 individuals injured ... Obviously this is a tragic incident and one that we have never experienced in this valley. My condolences go out to the loved ones.
That number for family and friends to get an update on loved ones is 1866 535 5654
It surpasses the Orlando shooting at the Pulse nightclub in June 2016 when 49 people were killed.
2. One Las Vegas police officer among dead
One [or our officers] was critical but is stable and one of my officers was off duty attending the concert and lost his life.
3. Suspect named
The suspect’s name is Stephen Paddock, with a date of birth of four nine of 1953. As far as history and background we haven’t completed that part of the investigation.
4. Several rifles were found in Paddock’s room
We located numerous firearms within the room that he occupied. All’s we know is that they were rifles. We are executing a search warrant on the room.We have officers at his residence, and we will be executing a search warrant there also shortly.
It is going to be a long and tedious investigation. We are bringing in all the resources of the FBI to assist us in this investigation, in particular to their victim witness advocates and their CSI folks to help us process the scene and ensure that we are getting all the evidence that we can possible obtain.
5. Police are confident they have located Paddock’s companion Marilou Danley
We have located the vehicles that I had put out in the first briefing. We are confident but not 100% sure that we have located the female person of interest. I want the people to feel confident and calm that we have accomplished a lot in short period of time.