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Federal Bureau of Investigation to question Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend on motive behind massacre

Federal Bureau of Investigation to question Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend on motive behind massacre

The initial report was based on many public records, but included an error that came to light after publication when a family member came forward.

Previously, this article contained information from that reporting.

A gunman opened fire on an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas on Sunday evening, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 others, according to Associated Press.

Matthew Lombard, the attorney representing Danley, read a statement Wednesday from her, in which she said she knew Stephen Paddock as a "kind, caring man".

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman said today she had no idea of the massacre he was plotting when he sent her on a trip overseas to see her family.

In her full statement, Ms Danley said she had been left "devastated by the deaths and injuries that have occurred".

"He would glare down at her and say - with a mean attitude - 'You don't need my casino card for this, '" Mendoza told the Times.

Danley says Paddock found her a cheap ticket to the Philippines and wanted her to take a trip home to see relatives.

The shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada was found dead in his hotel room.

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On Tuesday, authorities spoke with Marilou, who was in the Philippines.

Danley, who uses an Australian passport, traveled to her home country of the Philippines on September 15, according to travel records obtained by ABC News.

He killed himself before police reached his room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino from which he had been shooting. They said Danley is a good person. "I didn't even know he knew about guns", Mr Knights said.

Earlier this week, Ms Danley's nephew Jordan Knights told 9NEWS he had met Paddock on a recent trip to the United States to visit his aunt.

Danley, 62, was interviewed Wednesday at the Los Angeles field office of the FBI, which named her as a "person of interest" in the investigation.

It comes as police announce there is evidence Paddock meant to survive his killing spree.

"I knew that she would have had nothing to do with it", Mr Knights said.

Trump also directed the US flag to be flown at half-staff today and said he plans to visit Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with first responders and families of the victims.


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