Live Updates: Las Vegas Shooting Death Toll Rises To 59, Police Search For Gunman’s Motive :- Around 59 people were killed and 527 wounded in Las Vegas Sunday night when a misfortunate incident took place and a gunman opened fire on a music festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. This is touted as the most deadly incident ever which took place in the history of modern U.S.
The death toll from the incident is believed to go further now stated by the Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg in a press conference Monday afternoon. Jason Aldean was the headliner of Sunday night’s concert; video showed him he is moving around the stage and rushing there with a gun he is carrying on his hands and he is busy shooting.
Las Vegas Shooting Death Toll Rises To 59
This weekend some stars performed at the stage which includes, Jake Owen, Luke Combs, Big & Rich and Dylan Scott. Stephen Paddock exists in a tidy Nevada retirement community where the facilities for some games available including, golf, tennis, and bocce. He was a rich real-estate investor, recently shipped his 90-year-old mother a walker and he wished to play high-stakes video poker in Las Vegas.
Nothing in his background recommended or suggests why he would be on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino with at least 17 guns+ on Sunday night, which resulted in the killing of innocent people at the outdoor country music festival below. Law enforcement and family members still unable to explain why he commits such a deadly crime!
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Though he is having no criminal record anyway and the report further suggests that Paddock had apparently planned the attack in massive, at least in the hotel the scenario demonstrates that there was a number of 10 suitcases.
It was a Harvest Festival, where country music star Jason Aldean was performing and he was surrounded by around 22,000 fans. The 64-year-old gunman killed himself in the hotel room post the incident even before the authorities can come.
The Islamic State group perhaps claimed responsibility, without any proper evidence, but Aaron Rouse, the FBI agent in charge in Las Vegas, said investigators that there is no connection to this incident with the international terrorism.
Asked about a potential motive, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said he could not “get into the mind of a psychopath at this point.” Public records offered no hint of financial suffering or criminal history, though people said about him that he was a big gambler.
“No affiliation, no religion, no politics. He never cared about any of that stuff”.
Eric Paddock also told to a leading media that he had not talked to his brother in six months and last talked with him when Stephen checked in briefly by text message after Hurricane Irma. Their mother spoke with him about two weeks ago, and it was the time when he got to know that she needed a walker, he sent her one, Eric Paddock said.
Eric Paddock recalled receiving a recent text from his brother which showed him an image he won $40,000 on a slot machine. But that’s the way he played but he was not aware of it that his brother was under gambling debt. He said about his brother as a multimillionaire and said they can undergo with business dealings and owned property together. He said he was not aware that his brother had gambling debts.
Heavily armed police searched Paddock’s home Monday in Mesquite, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas which is very near to the Arizona border, and the police are searching clues here. The murderer was lived here with his 62-year-old girlfriend, and she was out of the country when the shooting happened. Eric Paddock described her as the good person and she also sent cookies to his mother.
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Police also searched a two-bedroom home Paddock owned which is situated in the retirement community in Reno, 500 miles from Mesquite.
It is very obvious that Paddock was not a typical mass murderer, said Clint Van Zandt, a former FBI hostage negotiator, and supervisor in the bureau’s behavioral science unit. Paddock is much older than the typical shooter so perhaps he was suffering from a mental illness.
Nevertheless, his actions suggest that he had planned to attack anyhow.
Some of the rifles had scopes, the sheriff said. And these guns were fully automatic, according to two US officials briefed by law enforcement who spoke on condition of anonymity as now the investigation is going on. While Stephen Paddock appeared to have no criminal history, but his father was a notorious bank robber, Eric Paddock confirmed to The Orlando Sentinel.
Benjamin Hoskins Paddock tried to run down an FBI agent with his car in Las Vegas in 1960 so he was in the most wanted list post he runs away from the federal prison in Texas in 1968, in that time Stephen Paddock was a teen. Eldest children of the house Paddock was 7 when his father was taken into the trial because of robberies. A neighbor, Eva Price, took him swimming while FBI agents are now in the search of his family home.
She told the Tucson Citizen at the time: “We’re trying to keep Steve from knowing his father is held as a bank robber. I hardly know the family, but Steve is a nice boy. It’s a terrible thing.” An FBI poster issued said that Paddock had been “diagnosed as psychopathic” and should be considered “armed and very dangerous.” He’d been serving a 20-year sentence for bank robberies in Phoenix.
The elder Paddock remained on the lam for nearly a decade, so his name has now no use regarding the issue. The investigators found him in 1978 after he gained publicity for opening the state’s first licensed bingo parlor. He died in 1998.
Stephen Paddock bought his one apartment with 3 bedroom home in a newly built Mesquite subdivision for $369,000, in 2015, property records show.