Law Enforcement Leaders Won’t Speak TX Killer’s Name

FBI agent Christopher Combs said, “we don’t talk about the shooter” in the hope that it “doesn’t encourage other people to do horrific acts.” That choice reflects a larger movement of authorities, victims’ families and academics who want to deny to mass killers the fame they often seek, and to keep from inspiring the next one. A group called No Notoriety is at the forefront of the movement.

Still No Motive Apparent in Las Vegas Shooting

Clark County, Nv., Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said investigators had “looked at literally everything” and still do not have a clear motive. Investigators have chased 1,000 leads and examined gunman Stephen Paddock’s politics, finances, any possible radicalization and his social behavior. Authorities have put up billboards asking anyone with information to contact the FBI.

Paddock May ‘Never Be Fully Understood,’ Sheriff Says

Stephen Paddock, the gunman who rained bullets on a Las Vegas festival on Sunday night, spent decades stockpiling weapons and ammunition, and “meticulously” planned the night he sprayed gunfire from his room on a crowd of concertgoers, says Clark County, Nv., Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Authorities still aren’t clear on why Paddock did what he did or who he was.