Face of Evil: Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada
DEADLIEST IN US HISTORY:
More Than 58 Dead, 515 Wounded In Massacre At Vegas Music Festival
The shooter has been identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, from Mesquite Nevada. He opened fire from 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel during a Jason Aldean concert that has thus far led to the deaths of over 58 people and 500 injuries. He is believed to have been an accountant with no criminal record. He had a private pilot license and it also appears that he was a plaintiff in a lawsuit against another Las Vegas hotel.
A federal law enforcement official said a cache of weapons was found inside the hotel room where Paddock died, and investigators believe the suspect used the vantage point to fire on the crowd below gathered for an outdoor country music concert.
Police blocked off the road to the suspect’s home in Mesquite, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Records show that Paddock resided at 1372 Babbling Brook Court in a house he purchased in 2015.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department obtained a search warrant and officers are en route to search Paddock’s home, said Quinn Barrett, public information officer for the Mesquite Police Department. He said the department had secured the home and the perimeter around it but is playing only a supportive role in the investigation.
Paddock was not known to the federal authorities, but was known to local law enforcement, NBC News reported. Paddock had no known connection to terrorism.