Las Vegas Shooting
Mourners attend a candlelight vigil at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of suspected Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, said Wednesday in her first public statement that she saw no warning of the mass shooting that left at least 59 people dead and more than 500 injured.

“I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man,” Danley said Wednesday in a statement through her lawyer, Matthew Lombard. “He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen.”

Danley went on to say that Paddock told her he’d found a “cheap” ticket to her native Philippines roughly two weeks prior to Sunday’s event and persuaded her to leave the country to visit her family. She said that Paddock told her the $100,000 he wired before the attack was for the purchase of a home for herself and her family. Danley said in her statement she initially worried that both the trip and wire transfer signaled a possible breakup.

“It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone,” she said. “I have not made a statement until now because I have been cooperating with the authorities, and I voluntarily flew back to America because I know that the FBI and Las Vegas Police Department wanted to talk to me and I wanted to talk to them.”

Danley, 62, was interviewed Wednesday at the Los Angeles field office of the FBI, which named her as a “person of interest” in the investigation. The partner of the suspected gunman returned voluntarily to the United States from the Philippines on Tuesday and was reportedly cooperating fully with officials.

“I am devastated by the deaths and the injuries that have occurred, and my prayers go out to the victims and their families and all those who have been hurt by these awful events,” she said in her statement.

Police say they believe Paddock, 64, stockpiled a hotel suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with guns before opening fire on the nearby Route 91 Harvest festival at the Las Vegas Village. Police found more than 40 firearms in Paddock’s hotel and home in Mesquite, Nevada, and the shooting has become the deadliest in modern U.S. history. Officials believe he acted alone, though no motive was revealed as of Wednesday.

“I want to emphasize we believe Paddock is solely responsible for this heinous act,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Asst. Sheriff Todd Fasulo said. “We are aware of the rumors outside of the media and also on social media that there was more than one assailant. We have no information or evidence to support that theory, or that rumor. We believe there was only one shooter and that was Stephen Paddock.”