LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The final batch of documents related to the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017, have been released.
The final batch of 11 documents contain a crime scene investigation report; an evidence impound report; an incident crime report; a synopsis of the firearms and narcotics group investigation; two victim reports; and several voluntary statements.
A 112-page report contained information about Stephen Paddock's many guns and interactions with gun store or range employees and visits to Walmart and a landfill, a report of a phone call with brother Eric Paddock, an interview with a store employee at Mandalay Bay who said Paddock discussed the Route 91 and Life is Beautiful festivals with her, and interviews with people who offered Airbnb rentals in the downtown area.
It is believed that Paddock may have planned a mass shooting during the Life is Beautiful festival just a couple of weeks before the Route 91 festival. For unknown reasons, he decided not to go through with it.
The voluntary statements contain a statement from SWAT officer Levi Hancock, who was the first officer who entered the suite at Mandalay Bay from which Paddock fired upon the thousands of people attending the country music festival.
Hancock described hearing about incident and making his way to Mandalay Bay and into the hotel-casino. He then describes going to the 32nd floor and leading a team to the suite. He also talked about the accidental discharge by another police officer and discovering that the shooting suspect was down.
The police department fought releasing materials related to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history for months. They only began to do so after they were sued by several media organizations, including 13 Actions News. They were ordered by the Nevada Supreme Court to begin releasing the documents in April 2018. Since May 2018, they have released 35 batches of material.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released its final report on the shooting in early August. The FBI released a three-page summary report in January.
A motive has never been discovered for the mass shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds more.