Las Vegas gunman may have first planned to attack Lorde concert

04 October, 2017, 00:33 | Author: Barbara Daniel
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The brother of Stephen Paddock, 64, said his family is "shocked, horrified, completely dumbfounded" by the shooting at a country music concert Sunday night, the deadliest in modern USA history.

"We can't understand what happened", said Eric Paddock, brother of Stephen Paddock, identified by authorities in Las Vegas as the gunman who opened fire from a hotel room during a nearby outdoor concert.

Police said they do believe Paddock acted alone and said they do not think Danley was involved in the shooting.

Authorities said Benjamin's son, Stephen Paddock, 64, lived within easy driving distance of Las Vegas, had a pilot's license and had legally purchased some guns.

Paddock was using her identification leading up to the shooting. The tragedy is the worst mass shooting in modern US history. According to NBC, Benjamin was first arrested in Las Vegas the late 1960s after stealing $25,000 from three Arizona banks. "I was born on the run and that's the last time he was ever associated with by our family".

Law enforcement has no "derogatory information" about Stephen Paddock, besides the fact that he received a citation several years ago that was handled in the court system, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. Eric Paddock still can't wrap his head around why his brother - who publicly held no political or religious affiliation - would commit mass murder. "We haven't had any traffic stops, any law enforcement contact, no arrests or nothing", Averett said.

"I didn't know him". Stephen Paddock was not filed by the local police services, but on Monday, the group islamic State (EI) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

A "Normal, Average" Guy, According To A Gun Shop Owner: Chris Mitchel of Dixie GunWorx awoke to news of the mass shooting and felt completely gutted upon remembering that he had sold a shotgun (which was not used in the Vegas massacre, since Paddock's targets were hundreds of yards from his Mandalay Bay window) to Paddock.

News that Paddock was the man responsible for killing 59 people and wounding more than 500 was shocking to Alarcon.

Bruce Paddock, Stephen's other brother, was also shocked at his brother's ability to commit such a deadly crime.



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