Vegas gunman had child porn on computer, police announce search for new person of interest

Las Vegas police respond during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip near Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Multiple images of child abuse, snorkel equipment and handwritten notes were among the items found in the hotel room of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, police have revealed.

Paddock killed himself after killing 58 people and injuring hundreds.

Spokeswomen for the FBI and U.S. attorney's office in Las Vegas declined to comment Friday after Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the FBI was investigating "an individual of federal interest" other than Paddock but added that he does not expect charges to be filed against Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who had been previously called a person of interest in the case.

The sheriff did not identify the person under federal investigation or say what charges the person might face.

Lombardo also said a federal grand jury is hearing evidence in a case spun off from the Oct. 1 mass shooting.

The report states that prior to the shooting “Paddock lived a seemingly normal life.”

Lombardo says the report does not reveal any new insight into Paddock's motive, but details his planning of the massacre and reveals his "disturbing" search history, including about ballistics and SWAT tactics and "numerous" images of child pornography on Paddock's computer.

"This report is not going to answer every question, or even answer the biggest question as to why he did what he did," he said. "What this report will shed light on is the planning of the attack, the research that was done by Paddock in looking for public venues where crowds gathered, Paddock's movements in the days leading up to the attack, and based on witness interviews and evidence, how Paddock carried out the attack."

The report included previously unseen photos of the stockpile of weapons found in Paddock's suite.

The report says Paddock searched for outdoor concert venues, and the number of people who go to the beach in Santa Monica, California.

Paddock's Google Map search history before the shooting pointed to consideration of other potential public targets, including in Chicago, Boston, Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Fenway Park in Boston. and Santa Monica.

The report reveals a list of all the websites he accessed leading up to the shooting, including:

Fenway Park concerts and seating

The 14 best concert venues in the US

What Are the Most Crowded Beaches in America?

Memorial Day 2017 Events

Lombardo confirmed that all the guns Paddock amassed were legally obtained.

Investigators found 23 guns inside Paddock's hotel room. A federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms official said 12 of the riffles were fitted with a "bump stock" device that allows rapid-fire shooting similar to fully automatic operation.

You can read the full 81-page report, available in PDF format, via the link provided by the Las Vegas MPD here.

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