The investigation into the Las Vegas shooter continues to drag on.
Investigators are hunting for clues to determine what motivated the shooter to massacre 59 innocent Americans.
Now Donald Trump revealed a big secret about the shooter that could change everything.
Speaking at the White House, Trump was asked about the horrific events and declared the shooter was insane and that his “wires were crossed” in his brain.
“The gunman who killed more than 50 people when he opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas earlier this month “was a demented, sick individual” whose “wires were crossed pretty badly in his brain,” President Donald Trump said Monday afternoon.
“I guess a lot of people think they understand what happened, but he was a demented, sick individual,” the president said Monday in remarks to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House. “The wires were crossed pretty badly in his brain. Extremely badly in his brain. And it’s a very sad event.”
ABC News reports that the gunmen’s body has been sent to Stanford University where it will undergo a neurological test to determine if he suffered any type of brain abnormality:
“The coroner in Las Vegas says the body of the man who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been sent to Stanford University for study.
Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU’-den-berg) said Friday that an autopsy was completed on 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, but a finding on a cause and manner of his death is not expected for several months.
Fudenberg says it will await the results of multiple forensic analyses at Stanford, including a neuropathological examination of Paddock’s brain tissue.”
The search for a motive will continue.
Melissa Healy wrote at the Los Angeles Times as to why the investigation into the gunman’s motive is so vital for many Americans:
“Police detectives and criminal profilers are working overtime to dissect Paddock’s behavior, circumstances and psychological state in the lead-up to the shootings. Mental health professionals and experts on human behavior, meanwhile, are bearing witness to a more common and less mysterious response on the part of Americans: a sense that without an explanation for Paddock’s actions, we cannot psychologically close the chapter on this shooting.
“The lack of explanation here is bothering us on an almost existential level,” said psychologist Yuval Neria, an expert on post-traumatic stress disorder at Columbia University in New York. It’s an anguish Neria says he has heard in his lab and in his clinical practice from people who have followed the unfolding horrors from afar and from those with direct ties to the shooting.
“It is an unconscious and profound human trait to seek a motive for catastrophic violence. It is a means of self-defense,” said Jeff Victoroff, a professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Southern California and an expert in trauma, terrorism and human aggression. “People need to make contingency plans, to protect themselves, by assigning a motive, recognizing people with that motive, and staying away from them.”
Discovering the killer’s motive is important psychologically for many Americans in one other regard.
Finding proof of why the gunman committed this horrible act of violence will put an end to the conspiracy theories running wild in this case.
Trump may have taken the first step by saying the shooter was crazy.
We will keep you updated on any new developments in this case.