Las Vegas: 'Gunman probably prepared his attack in advance'

Las Vegas: 'Gunman probably prepared his attack in advance'

A shooting took place in Las Vegas

Monday, October 2, 2017

It's likely the Las Vegas gunman planned out the attack in advance, according to a local reporter.

A gunman has killed at least 50 people and injured more than 400 in Las Vegas, firing down on a packed country music festival from the 32nd floor of a neighbouring hotel.

The gunman, named by media sources as local man Stephen Paddock, has been shot dead but police said they were searching for his companion Marilou Danley.

American talk radio host and political commentator Michael Graham told Jon Holmes that as the gunman is reported to have lived locally, and thus didn't need needed a hotel room, "this is something that this person decided in advance that they were going to do."

He added that "the police are being particularly tight lipped [about Marilou Danley] and the speculation from legal analysts is they don’t want to do anything to disrupt a potential case against her."

Although there will now, inevitably, be talk of banning guns in America, Graham added that "the vast majority of gun murders in the United States are committed by people who don't go through the [background check] process" and thus the guns are already illegal.

He believes "there’s no goodwill in the middle to do some things that might prevent some shootings" because Americans know if anyone tried to remove all guns from the public "the criminals will never hand over their guns."

Listen to the full interview above