After checking into Mandalay Bay on September 25, Paddock was able to nonchalantly move at least 21 suitcases, including two smaller bags, a laptop bag, and a white container up to his killing perch. Contained in that cargo were 23 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Following his assault on the concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, Steven Paddock took his own life. While the new footage grants better insight into the man’s actions, it still doesn’t speak to the most important question: his motive, which remains unknown.
In a statement, MGM Resorts, the parent company of Mandalay Bay, said the surveillance footage was released “in the interest of providing greater context around Stephen Paddock’s actions in the days leading up to October 1.”