Above is the latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. It happened during the last act of an outdoor country music concert near the Mandalay Bay Hotel late Sunday night. So far, officials report 59 people were killed and 527 people were injured during the shooting rampage. Video and Photos Courtesy: YouTube and Google Images
Las Vegas authorities identified the gunman as 64-year-ol Stephen Craig Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. They say Paddock checked into the Mandalay 3 days before he opened fire on the concert goers Sunday night, some 400 yards from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay.
Las Vegas authorities and Paddock’s brother in Orlando, Florida say Paddock was a multi-millionaire, real estate investor and casino gambler. Paddock retired to Nevada and lived with his girlfriend, Marilou Danley in Mesquite. Paddock’s brother in Orlando, Florida and Paddock’s Nevada neighbors said they had no clue he would commit the horrific act. Paddock had no social media record and no criminal history, according to authorities.
As to why Paddock did what he did is a mystery. Authorities also want to question his girlfriend in the Philippines when she returns to the United States to find out why Paddock committed the horrific act. His girlfriend, Marilou Danley is on her way back to the United States with the FBI waiting to interview her at the airport, ABC News reports.
“We believe there is only one shooter and that shooter was Stephen Paddock,” said Las Vegas MPD Assistant Sheriff Todd Fasulo this week.
Investigators searched Paddock’s hotel room at the Mandalay Bay and found 23 firearms, 19 more guns at his Nevada home, Las Vegas MPD Assistant Sheriff Fasulo said. Hundreds of rounds of ammunition also were found during the searches.
On Tuesday, authorities updated the count to 47 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammo during 3 searches.