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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

LAS VEGAS -- The Australia-based sisters of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's girlfriend believe Paddock sent her away so she wouldn't interfere with his plans to go on a shooting rampage.

Marilou Danley's sisters were interviewed by Australia's Channel 7 TV network with their faces obscured and their names withheld. They said they were surprised to learn Danley had gone to the Philippines two weeks ago.

One sister tearfully said: "I know that she don't know anything."

The woman said Danley is "a good person" who would've stopped Paddock had she been there.

A nephew of Paddock's girlfriend said he's stunned by the actions of the Las Vegas gunman and didn't even know that Paddock was interested in guns.

Jordan Knights' aunt is Marilou Danley, a 62-year-old who recently returned to the United States from a weekslong trip abroad. The Australian man said he spent time in Las Vegas with Paddock and Danley just a few months ago.

Knights told Australia's Channel 9 from his home near Brisbane, "It seemed like he just looked after my aunty and that was it."

The 23-year-old said he didn't give Paddock another thought until he was identified as the gunman who killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 on Sunday.

He said that Paddock "didn't seem like he was the type of guy to do that."

Investigation on the fatal mass shooting that killed 59 people at a Las Vegas concert now shifts to Paddock's girlfriend, who has returned to the United States from the Philippines.

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said investigators are hoping to get some insight from Danley on why her boyfriend Stephen Paddock opened fire on a concert crowd from a high-rise hotel room.

Danley had been out of the country for weeks before the shooting. A law enforcement official said she arrived on a flight from Manila to Los Angeles where FBI agents were waiting for her late Tuesday night.

The official wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump is set to arrive in Las Vegas to meet with public officials, first responders and some of the 527 people injured in the attack. (AP)


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