1 October survivor reads, reacts to search warrants

LAS VEGAS - Despite the 300 pages in search warrants, attorneys representing victims, as well as other survivors, tell 8 News NOW they still have unanswered questions.

Even so, some of the information in the documents might become useful in pending lawsuits.

Almost four months after the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history, the motive remains a mystery.

"I don't think there's a report that's going to give us that answer," said Leah Wells-Tuckman,1 October  survivor.

Not a preliminary report from Metro Police, nor the search warrants unsealed following a judge's ruling.

"It was interesting information to read but it doesn't make what happened any better," Wells-Tuckman said.

She combed through the 300 pages of documents but the information didn't bring her any peace of mind.

"Hopefully it does help some people. I just don't think its going to provide what they want."

Like many survivors, attorneys representing victims in civil lawsuits are in search for clarity in the investigation.

"We have many unanswered questions and we hope that through the civil litigation we're going to get answers for our clients and those questions," said attorney Michelle Simpson Tuegel.

The Texas-based attorney has filed lawsuits on behalf of a number of victims who are suing MGM Resorts and Live Nation Entertainment, among others.

She, too, has reviewed the newly released search warrants.

"It does further reassure us why we're fighting this battle for our clients."

Although, Tuegel says gunman Stephen Paddock buying ammunition from an Arizona businessman, Douglas Haig, has no real effect on the pending litigation, at least for now.

"If other people were acting in concert with him in some form, that to me can also strengthen our clients' cases because that means that there were more people who were in this," Tuegel said.

She says many of her clients are still struggling physically and mentally. She adds part of the healing process for some victims is to bring about change.

Reporter Karen Castro: "What about closure?"

Survivor Leah Wells-Tuckman: "In a perfect world, that it never happen again."

 


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