Sixteen months after the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas that killed 58 people, including two California High School alumni, FBI officials have concluded their investigation and were unable to find a specific motive for the deadly attack.
In a report released Tuesday, FBI investigators found no “single or clear motivating factor” as to why 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, according to the Associated Press.
“He acted alone. He committed a heinous act. He died by his own hand,” Aaron Rouse, the agent in charge of the FBI’s Las Vegas office, told the AP. “If he wanted to leave a message, he would have left a message. Bottom line is he didn’t want people to know.”
Almost 900 people were injured during the attack on Oct. 1, 2017, and among the slain were San Ramon's Cal High alumni Stacee Rodrigues Etcheber from the class of 1985 and Denise Cohen from the class of 1977 -- who were at the Las Vegas music festival separately.
Etcheber, a resident of Novato who worked as a hairstylist, was at the concert with her husband Vinnie, a San Francisco police officer.
Cohen, who lived in Santa Barbara, was at the concert with her companion Derrick "Bo" Taylor.
According to the AP, FBI officials stated Paddock -- who acted alone and fatally shot himself as police closed in -- may have been motivated by his father’s history as a bank robber who was once on the FBI’s most wanted list. But ultimately the concluded the gunman was not directed or inspired by any group and was not seeking to further any agenda.
Etcheber and Cohen were honored during a ceremony at the Grizzlies' homecoming football game on Oct. 13, 2017.