During a lengthy press conference update on the investigation into the Las Vegas massacre, Clark County Sheriff Lombardo expressed his belief that gunman Stephen Paddock had to have help at some point but sarcastically says "maybe he’s a super guy."
Clearly showing the strains of being awake under serious stress for the last 72 hours, the sheriff explained...
“Look at this. You look at the weapon obtaining the different amounts of tannerite available, do you think this was all accomplished on his own, face value?”
“You got to make the assumption he had to have help at some point, and we want to insure that’s the answer. Maybe he’s a super guy, super hero–not a hero, super–I won’t use the word. Maybe he’s super — that was working out this out on his own, but it will be hard for me to believe that.”
“Here’s the reason why, put one and one–two and two together, another residence in Reno with firearms, okay, electronics and everything else associated with larger amounts of ammo, a place in Mesquite, we know he had a girlfriend. Do you think this is all self-facing individual without talking to somebody, it was sequestered amongst himself. Come on focus folks these type of investigations have been occurring in the last few years and we have to investigate that.”
Sheriff Lombardo began by giving more detailed timeline of the Las Vegas Police effort to breach the hotel door...
Additionally, Sheriff Lombardo stated that the piece of paper in the gunman's hotel room was not a suicide note and that authorities have seen evidence that the shooter planned to survive and possible escape, adding that he could not disclose details...
Police also told a news conference that 317 of the 489 people injured in the Las Vegas shooting have been discharged from hospitals.
Lombardo also said none of the cameras Paddock put up in the hotel room where he unleashed gunfire onto a concert crowd were recording, and noted that the shooter had 1,600 rounds of ammunition and several containers of an explosive commonly used in target shooting (Ammonium nitrate and Tannerite) that totaled 50 pounds in his car.
Earlier this afternoon, several law enforcement officials told NBC News that investigatorsare trying to identify a mystery woman seen with Stephen Paddock in the days before the Las Vegas massacre. They don't know if she has any connection to the attack, but they would like to speak with her as they build a timeline of Paddock's last days, the officials said.
So to summarize - He had help, planned to escape (so was not a suicide mission), there is a female potential accomplice at large, and the FBI further confirmed that "no evidence at this point to say it was an act of [domestic] terrorism."