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Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock lived in Nevada since June 2016

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 2, 2017, 7:22 pm IST
Updated Oct 2, 2017, 7:22 pm IST
Paddock had earlier lived in Reno, Nevada from 2011 to 2016, and also had an address in Melbourne, Florida, from 2013 to 2015.
Police officers advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday (Photo: AP)
 Police officers advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday (Photo: AP)

Las Vegas: Nevada police on Monday revealed the name of Las Vegas shooting perpetrator as Stephen Paddock, 64, believed to be a grandfather lived in the remote desert home, UK based daily The Telegraph reported.

Over 50 people were killed and 406 people were rushed to hospital after a shooting during a music concert which was on at Route 91on the eastern side of Mandalay Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

 

Paddock fired the three rounds of machine gun shoots from the 32nd floor room of Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casion. The Nevada police busted into the hotel and killed the assailant, which had possessed at least eight guns that were later taken into custody by police.

The report said, the gunman had lived in retirement community in Mesquite village, Nevada since June 2016.

Mesquite, a desert village is located about 80 miles away from Las Vegas, along Nevada’s border with Arizona.

The report further said, Paddock had earlier lived in Reno, Nevada from 2011 to 2016, and also had an address in Melbourne, Florida, from 2013 to 2015.

 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo described Paddock as a "lone wolf". Lambardo said, the shooter had been travelling companion, Marilou Danley, who is believed to have been his roommate.

Despite this being a mass shooting, the sheriff denied this act of violence to be terrorism. He said, at this stage Paddock does not have any known ties to terrorist organisation and no motive have been put forward.

When asked if this was an act of terrorism, Sheriff Lombardo said: “No, not at this point. We believe it was a local individual. He resides here locally.”

 

Unaware about the motive of assailant, the Sherif said, “He was not believed to be connected to any militant group. We have no idea what his belief system was," Lombardo said.

He added: "We've located numerous firearms within the room that he occupied."

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