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Another thread emerged Wednesday when multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News that they were
trying to identify a mystery woman who had been seen with Paddock in the days before the massacre Sunday. The officials said they didn’t know whether she had any connection to the attack.
On yet another front, Lombardo said multiple containers totaling 50 pounds of Tannerite were found in Paddock’s car, along with about 1,600 rounds of ammunition. Tannerite is a material used to make exploding targets for firearms practice; it can also be used to make what are known as binary explosive devices. Authorities have previously said ammonium nitrate, which is intended for use as a fertilizer but can be used to make explosives, was also found in the car.
And for the first time, Lombardo gave a detailed recounting of what happened when on Sunday night, presenting a timeline that said Paddock fired his arsenal of weapons for 10 minutes.
The first shots were reported at 10:05 p.m. (1:05 a.m. ET Monday), the sheriff. The first two Las Vegas police officers arrived on the 31st floor of the hotel, one floor below by 10:12, within only seven minutes, he said.
The gunshots stopped at 10:15 p.m., two minutes before the initially responding officers made their way to Paddock’s floor. There, they found a security officer, who told them that he had been shot and pinpointed Paddock’s location, Lombardo said.
More officers began arriving, some of them clearing rooms and looking for anyone who had been injured, Lombardo said. Not knowing the extent of their risk, they worked slowly and methodically before breaching the door to Paddock’s suite at 11:20 p.m., 65 minutes after the shooting had stopped, he said.
Officers found the suspect down on the ground, Lombardo said. They then breached the door to the second room in the suite, but no one was there, he said.
Police publicly announced that the gunman was down at 11:27 p.m., he said.