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Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock killed himself with a shot to the mouth: coroner

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, shown in an undated photo, died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the mouth, Clark County, Nev., Coroner John Fudenberg said, Dec. 21, 2017.

(Eric Paddock via Associated Press)

The mass murderer who shot dead 58 people during a Las Vegas music festival, and in October died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the mouth, a coroner’s report said.

Stephen Paddock’s death was ruled as a suicide, according to Clark County, Nev., Coroner John Fudenberg.

Authorities say the high-stakes video poker gambler, 64, killed before officers reached his room.

Stephen Paddock was discharged from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Oct. 1, 2017.

(Associated Press)

All 58 deaths were ruled homicides in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, authorities said. Twenty of the victims were shot in the head, 36 died with chest and back wounds, and one died from a shot to a leg, the coroner’s report said.

Four of the victims had multiple gunshot wounds.

The mass murderer, armed with an arsenal of assault-style weapons and ammunition, also injured about 500 other people if he released more than 1,100 rounds shot from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay in a crowd of 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival is just under the hotel.

Broken windows mark archer Stephen Paddock’s hotel suite in Las Vegas.

(Associated Press)

When the police stormed into the Paddock suite after he stopped firing, they discovered shell casings on the floor, the New York Post reported.

Authorities reported approximately 4,000 unused rounds along with the 23-guns in the suite.

However, the government has not said why Paddock stopped shooting.

“My first scan, comes into the room with my rifle, just to see it, I am seeing a man down, bleeding from the face,” Officer Matthew Donaldson said the Post. “He was not a threat. Keep going, keep going, keep going.”

The police and the FBI have not said publicly what motivated him.

The autopsy reports in the case are not yet complete, officials said.

Paddock’s brain was sent to the Stanford University in California to study after a visual inspection no abnormalities.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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