(SL) – More terror in the United States as a gunman unloaded on attendees at the Route 61 Harvest Festival. 64-year old Stephen Paddock reportedly had more than 10 rifles and semi-automatic guns in his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel; and killed himself as police entered the room.
The hunting enthusiasts and licensed pilot committed suicide, it’s believed that he fired more than 200 rounds over the course of 10 minutes.
Raining gunfire down on innocent concert goers, more than 515 people were injured with 12 of those being listed as critical and 58 people have been confirmed dead and that number could rise. It’s the deadliest shooting in U.S. history.
The shooting broke out on the final night of the three-day Route 91 Harvest festival, a sold-out event attended by 22,000 and featuring top acts such as Eric Church, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean.
Police say the shooter, a resident of nearby Mesquite, Nevada, unloaded on the festival at the Las Vegas Village, from a room across the street in the Mandalay Bay Hotel at 10:08 pm. At this point, authorities say there is no connection to international terrorists.
Investigators are currently raiding Paddock’s $400,000 home in a retirement community in Mesquite, which he shared with a woman named Marilou Danley who is currently out of the country. Paddock reportedly used her credit cards over the last few days as he had been in Vegas since Sept. 28th.
Some reports state that Paddock was going through a divorce at the time. Paddock’s brother Eric described Marilou as his brother’s girlfriend whom he was living with.
Investigations are still ongoing and police have not yet determined a motive. Paddock has no arrest record.
Authorities are asking for blood donations in the area.
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