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January 18, 2018

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Sheriff expects to have news conference on Las Vegas shooting

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Steve Marcus

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo responds to a question during a media briefing at Metro Police headquarters Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Aaron Rouse, FBI special agent in charge of the Las Vegas Division, stands by at right.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo says he anticipates having a news conference in about a week regarding the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history but that he doesn't expect the update to include shooter Stephen Paddock's motive.

Lombardo said at a law enforcement appreciation event Saturday that his department was transparent and "not hiding anything from anybody" about the Oct. 1 attack.

Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more while firing from the Mandalay Bay Resort's 32nd floor before killing himself as police stormed the suite.

Lombardo says the news conference will provide additional information but not "a keystone" about why Paddock did what he did.

Documents released Friday by federal prosecutors under court order didn't reveal Paddock's motivation.