Despite ISIS claiming responsibility for the shooting in Las Vegas this morning, there’s still no actual evidence as to the shooter’s motive. The shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, certainly doesn’t fit the mold of your average jihadist.
Paddock killed himself before police could — while, if had he been an Islamist like ISIS claims, he would have wanted to be martyred.
Paddock’s family members also deny him holding any religious views or having any political affiliation.
That’s particularly odd, because ISIS usually doesn’t lie about the attacks they’re responsible for — which could signal desperation as they continue to lose territory in the Middle East.
UPDATE: Senior U.S. officials say no evidence Vegas shooter was connected to international militant group after ISIS claims responsibility
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That’s not even the most bizarre circumstance surrounding the shooting, though. According to the Daily Mail,
A woman in the crowd screamed ‘They’re all around…You’re all going to f***ing die today’ just 45 minutes before a gunman opened fire at a Las Vegas music concert killing at least two people and injuring dozens more, DailyMail.com has learned.
The woman, described as Hispanic and in her 50s, made the terrifying outburst before her and a male companion were escorted out of the venue by security.
Less than an hour later, automatic gunfire peppered the music festival crowd turning it into a bloodbath and sending terrified concert goers diving for cover.
Brianna Hendricks, who is in Vegas celebrating her 21st birthday, said: ‘There was a lady who came running up behind us in the concert and she started to play with people’s hair acting crazy and she told us that we’re all going to f***ing die.
‘She said they’re all around us and we were going to die.
‘She was Hispanic, probably about 5ft 5, brown hair. It felt like she had knowledge of what was about to happen, her and her boyfriend who was also Hispanic.
‘The woman was saying her boyfriend couldn’t breath so they could get through the crowd. It seemed she was telling us to either warn us or she was part of it and she was telling us because she knew we were going to die, it was so scary.’
Police are currently looking for Marilou Danley, the room mate of the suspect. Danley, an Asian woman in her sixties, does not match the description that Hendricks provided, so there are still no clues as to the identity of the woman who shouted the ominous warning.