Police identify shooter in Las Vegas Strip mass shooting as Stephen Paddock, 64

Police found multiple guns in the hotel room
Police identify shooter in Las Vegas Strip mass shooting as Stephen Paddock, 64
Posted at 5:39 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 09:28:27-04

Las Vegas police say that more than 50 are dead and 200 plus were injured in the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night. The sheriff identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, NV.

The shooter fired into the crowd at the Route 91 music festival while Jason Aldean was performing.

Police say the suspect shot himself.

They also said during the latest press briefing that they have located the vehicles they were looking for and person of interest, Marilou Danley.

In addition, police found multiple guns in the hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.


Also, Sheriff Lombardo confirmed that one off-duty police officer who was attending the concert is among those who were killed and another Las Vegas police officer is in critical injury.

The public should call 1-866-535-5654 if they are looking for someone who may have been injured or killed.

Lombardo also said that they believe there is no further threat.

Here's what we know about him so far:

• He's from Mesquite, Nevada, which is about 80 miles away from Las Vegas. He purchased his home there in 2015. On Monday morning, law enforcement officials had a perimeter around his home secured. They had obtained a search warrant for the property. Mesquite has a population of about 17,000 residents.

• Local law enforcement said they know him. He was not known to federal authorities.

• He was on Floor 32 of Mandalay Bay hotel when he shot down into a crowd that was outside. Police said he had several weapons in his hotel room including eight assault rifles and 200 fully loaded magazines. His suite allowed for two different angles for shooting to the outside. Paddock also had cameras down the hall to watch for anyone approaching.

The shooting is not believed to be linked to terrorism, though Paddock's motive is unknown at this time.