The Latest: Petition seeks administrator for gunman's assets
Taylor Rae - Assistant Editor
Nancy Hardy, of Las Vegas, touches a flower on a cross placed in honor of mass shooting victim John Phippen, of Santa Clarita, Calif., Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds.
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October 08, 2017 - 6:00 AM
LAS VEGAS - The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):
The family of a California man killed in the Las Vegas shooting is asking a judge to appoint a special administrator to take control of the gunman's assets.
Attorneys for the family of 56-year-old John Phippen filed the petition in Clark County, Nevada, on Friday.
The court filing asks a judge to appoint the county's public administrator to take control of gunman Stephen Paddock's estate. The petition says that's a necessary step to allow lawsuits to be brought against Paddock's estate.
Phippen was one of 58 victims killed when Paddock opened fire from his high-rise hotel suite last Sunday. Hundreds of others were injured before Paddock took his own life.
Friends have said the father of six from Santa Clarita, California, was always willing to lend an ear — or a cold beer — to a friend in need.
Federal agents are starting to haul away thousands of personal items left behind when a gunman opened fire on a Las Vegas concert, killing 58 people and injuring nearly 500 others.
FBI agents were seen Saturday morning hauling baby strollers, lawn chairs, backpacks and purses onto dollies and into the back of a white truck.
Law enforcement officers had fanned out across the crime scene throughout the week, stacking up belongings of concert-goers into more than a dozen large piles.
Authorities have said they plan to return the belongings to people in the next week.
An estimated 22,000 people attended the Route 91 Harvest festival on Sunday when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from his high-rise hotel suite.
Tourists coming to Las Vegas may soon encounter something darker than the dazzling lights that typically welcome them to the city.
Billboards will serve as a stark reminder that investigators remain stumped about what drove a gunman to mow down concertgoers from a perch in a high-rise casino hotel last Sunday.
Police who have yet to find Stephen Paddock's motive for the massacre said Friday that they will enlist the public's help.
The FBI's Aaron Rouse says billboards will ask people with credible information to call the agency. The number will be 800-CALL-FBI.
Paddock left behind little clues about what led him to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. He killed 58 and wounded nearly 500 before killing himself.
News from © The Associated Press, 2017