First Photos Show Hotel Room Used by Las Vegas Shooter

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
October 3, 2017US News
First Photos Show Hotel Room Used by Las Vegas Shooter
Stephen Paddock in an undated photo.

The first photos and footage of the Las Vegas shooter’s hotel room have emerged.

The photos were obtained by Fox 25 in Boston, and they were later published via other media outlets.


Stephen Paddock, 64, is accused of killing at least 59 people during his Las Vegas shooting spree.

At least 500 more were injured.

One image appears to show an assault rifle with a modified stock, allowing the shooter to fire at near-automatic speed.

Police confirmed that he fitted some of his weapons with “bump stocks,” which are legal and can be obtained for $99.

Another photo shows an assault rifle with a bipod and a scope, according to The Telegraph.

Police said that Paddock had about 23 guns inside his hotel room suite at the Mandalay Bay. Another 19 guns were found at his home, police added.

A hammer that was likely used to smash the hotel room window was also found.

When police used explosives to gain entry to his room, they found him dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“He was a sick man, a demented man,” President Donald Trump told reporters. “Lot of problems, I guess, and we’re looking into him very, very seriously, but we’re dealing with a very, very sick individual.”

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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival aftergun fire was heard on Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas.  (David Becker/Getty Images)

Police said they believed Paddock acted alone.

“We have no idea what his belief system was,” Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters on Monday. “I can’t get into the mind of a psychopath.”

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The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in this file photo. (Ethan Miller/File Photo/ Reuters)
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Stephen Paddock. (Twitter/Stephen_Paddock)

Although police said they had no other suspects, Lombardo said investigators wanted to talk with Paddock’s girlfriend and live-in companion, Marilou Danley, who he said was traveling abroad, possibly in Tokyo.

Reuters contributed to this report.

From The Epoch Times

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