According to Jacqui Hendrich of Boston 25 News, the station has received the first photos of one of the guns used by Stephen Paddock in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Stephen Paddock, 64, shot and killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas Sunday evening.
Police continue to work with the FBI to learn more about the shooter, but, so far, have come away with very little in terms of a motive.
Paddock is said to have been a multi-millionaire, with multiple homes in the U.S. He was a retired accountant with no history of mental illness or trouble with the law.
Paddock reportedly had 23 weapons in his hotel room, and another 19 at his home in Mesquite, Florida.
Having checked into his room at Mandalay Bay on the 28th of September, Paddock knocked out two windows from his 32nd-floor suite at the famous resort and casino with a “hammer-like” object (shown below). He then proceeded to shoot down on 22,000 people attending a country music festival below.
Paddock is said to have been an avid gambler and a quiet member of the community in which he lived.
His brother, Eric, says Paddock had no religious or political views that would influence him to kill people as he did. The terror group, ISIS, has taken credit for the mass murder, saying Paddock was one of its soldiers. However, authorities say there is no credible link between Paddock and ISIS, or any other terror group.
According to Boston 25’s website, one of its reporters, Jacqui Henrich, obtained the first photos of one of Paddock’s weapons. She received the photos early Tuesday morning, and they clearly show the gun on the floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel room, and also shows numerous rounds of ammunition.
A hammer that was presumably used to break the windows of the room, which was on the 32nd floor, is also seen beside the gun.
The bipod used to situate his weapon, as he sprayed the crowd below with bullets, is also in view.
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) October 3, 2017
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