The Latest Horrific Details About The Las Vegas Shooter Who Killed 58 People And Injured More Than 500


Pray for Las Vegas.

At least 58 people are dead and more than 500 are injured after a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip around 10 p.m., Oct. 1. 

Stephen Paddock — the 64-year-old gunman who had run-ins with the police in the past — started shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino for several minutes before committing suicide. Earlier reports that he was shot by police are false. 

The death toll makes this attack the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. 

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, at least 406 people were taken to the hospital with injuries. 

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Paddock's motive has yet to be discovered by police, who are hoping to get some answers from his roommate. Marilou Danley was first named a person of interest, but police then said they located her for questioning and didn't believe she was involved in the attack. 

Dan Bilzerian (also known as the "King of Instagram") captured the shooting in this horrific video. 

Police said Paddock had more than 10 rifles in his hotel room. He has no known ties to any militant group. 

"We have no idea what his belief system was," Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. "We've located numerous firearms within the room that he occupied."

Among the casualties of the shooting include one off-duty police officer, and authorities say the death toll may rise as they're still locating people who had to take cover during the attack. 

One survivor had footmarks on his back because some of the 22,000 people attending the concert ran over him trying to get to safety. 

"It was crazy. I laid on top of the kids. They're 20. I'm 53. I lived a good life," Mike McGarry said.

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Jason Aldean was performing when the shooting began. 


Eric Paddock, the shooter's brother, said his family was stunned. 

"We have no idea. We're horrified. We're bewildered and our condolences go out to the victims," Eric Paddock said. "We have no idea in the world."

Stephen Paddock was a Nevada native described by police as a "local resident." Officers believe he acted alone. 

Paddock has no criminal background and only received a citation from police several years ago that was "handled as normal practice." 

A search of his home is currently being conducted. 

"He was just a guy," Eric Paddock said. "He lives in Mesquite, he went to the hotels, he gambled, he went to shows."

Police urged families looking to locate missing loved ones to call 1-866-535-5654.

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