More details have emerged from the Las Vegas massacre that has become the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history: In a raid on the shooter’s home, police found 19 guns, thousands of bullets and explosive material. The death toll has risen to 59 with at least 529 injured.
Chaos in Las Vegas Photo Credit: Sky News/ Channel 2 News
Hours after the horrific carnage in Las Vegas on Monday, more details about the shooter Stephen Paddock have been released. Police raided Paddock’s home in Mesquite, Nevada and found 19 guns, thousands of bullets and explosive material. In the hotel room from which he shot at the music festival crowd, police found 23 guns including two automatic rifles mounted on tripods.
US authorities are still trying to figure out what caused the 64-year-old Nevada resident, with no criminal background, to fire automatic weapons indiscriminately at a crowd of innocent bystanders. While ISIS has claimed responsibility for the shooting and stated that the shooter converted to Islam a few months ago, the Nevada police department announced that there is no evidence suggesting that the shooter was a terrorist and that they found no violent or incriminating information in his home.
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock Photo Credit: Sky News/ Channel 2 News
Eric Paddock, the shooter’s brother, told Reuters that the family has “no idea” why his brother committed such a murderous act. “We’re horrified,” he said. “We’re bewildered and our condolences go out to the victims.”
At least 59 people were killed and at least 529 were injured when Stephen Paddock opened fire at the crowd of 22,000 people attending a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas. All of the Israelis located in Las Vegas at the time of the incident have been accounted for.