New Details have emerged about the Las Vegas shooter, who opened fire at a music festival in the area on Sunday evening killing at least 58, as well as the possibility that he planned an escape. His girlfriend also released a statement for the first time and said that she had no idea about her boyfriend’s plans.

The gunman was identified as Stephen Paddock. According to Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, Paddock, who also died on Sunday evening, planned the attack because he has been stockpiling firearms since 1982. According to ABC News, Paddock purchased a total of 33 guns from October 2016 to September 2017.

Forty-seven guns were recovered by the police from three locations believed to be related to Paddock.

The motive of Paddock remains unknown. Police also said that he was seen gambling for eight hours straight the night before the festival where he opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Aside from the 58 dead, 530 more were injured from the shooting.

Police believe shooter planned escape

The gunman is believed to have carried out the shooting, which lasted for 11 minutes, alone. However, police believe he received some kind of help because he was able to check into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with 10 bags that contained at least 23 guns. He also set up surveillance cameras inside and outside his suite.

Lombardo said they found evidence that indicated Paddock planned to escape but they did not provide the specifics about the 64-year-old’s said plan. He was not able to escape as he was already found dead when police went inside his hotel room. He had one camera set up outside his suite and police believe he used it to monitor authorities who might take him into custody.

Guns, ammo, materials to make explosives found

A total of 23 guns were recovered inside the hotel room of Paddock, including high-capacity magazines and a modified bump stock rifle. Authorities also searched the car of Paddock and found material used to make explosives. They then searched the home of the gunman located at a retirement community in Mesquite and found 19 more firearms.

Girlfriend back in the U.S. breaks silence

The girlfriend of Paddock, Marilou Danley, who lived with the gunman at his home in Mesquite, is now back in the United States. She is being considered as a person of interest but is not in custody. Sixty-two-year-old Danley just got back from the Philippines.

Danley said she returned to the country voluntarily because she knew that the FBI and Las Vegas police wanted to talk to her and she also “wanted to talk to them.” Danley pointed out that her boyfriend was a caring, kind, and quiet man adding that it never occurred to her “that he was planning violence against anyone.”

Danley also cleared the matter regarding Paddock wiring a total of $100,000 to her while she was in the Philippines.

Accordingly, Paddock paid for her trip to the Philippines so she could visit her family. She believed that when he wired her the money, it was his way of breaking up with her. He reportedly told Danley to use the money to buy a house for her and her family, The New York Times reported.

Danley assured she has a clean conscience.