Las Vegas shooting suspect's father was once one of FBI's Most Wanted

Camille Rivera
October 4, 2017

On Sunday night (Monday NZ time) he unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on the crowd of concertgoers, killing 59 and injuring more than 500.

64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at a Las Vegas country music festival on the night of October 1, killing at least 58 people and wounding 515.

New details are emerging about the accused mass shooting suspect Stephen Paddock. Mesquite police issued a statement saying that they had never dealt with him "in any way".

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's "regular companion" was an Australian woman who moved to the United States 20 years ago to work on the casino strip, the government confirmed on Tuesday.

"We can't understand what happened".

Paddock passed background checks for at least some of the firearms he purchased, and gun shop owners reportedly stated he appeared to be mentally stable. Later Sheriff Joseph (Joe) Lombardo said officers found 10 rifles in Paddock's room, where he checked in September 28. I hardly know the family, but Steve is a nice boy.

Having met Paddock, 64, himself once, Paddock added: "He wasn't very sociable".

He died by his own hand inside that Vegas hotel room.

He checked into the Mandalay Bay Hotel on September 28, carrying an arsenal of weapons and ammunition to his room in suitcases. Prior to that, he is said to have been an auditor, The Telegraph reports. Among the weapons found were a.223 caliber and a.308 caliber. It has so far believed that he acted alone and that he has no connection to terrorist groups.

"I can show you the text, he said, 'How's mom, did you get power?'" Eric Paddock said.

Former neighbors of Stephen Paddock didn't remember him ever talking about guns, but did notice his gambling. "There's motivating factors associated with terrorism other than a distraught person just intending to cause mass casualties". He lived there with Marilou Danley, 62, who Eric Paddock said was his brother's girlfriend. Paddock had been using some of her identification, Lombardo said.

Another neighbour, Maria Alameida, recalled that he bought the house for his mother in 2004 before brother Eric moved her to Florida some time later.

The FAA will not release any information regarding his mental health from his last certification in 2008 because it is protected under federal privacy rules.

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