Las Vegas shooter: Who is Stephen Paddock?
Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in AMERICAN history. Here is what the government is up to now know about the 64-year-old Nevada man.
All 58 people were killed during the massacre at the country music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 died of gunshot wounds, a coroner’s report confirmed Thursday — showing that none of the victims died from injuries in connection with their attempts to escape the chaotic scene.
The death of all those killed by gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, during the mass shooting at the Route 91 harvest festival were considered homicides, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said.
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Still, almost three months later, the researchers have not publicly released a motive in what is considered to be the most deadly mass shooting in American history.
The coroner also said Paddock, who killed himself after the ambush, died of a single self-inflicted gunshot to the mouth. His death was considered a suicide.
Fudenberg said he waited to release the autopsy findings to all families with the information.
In addition to the dead, more than 500 people were injured during the deadly shooting spree. Paddock, caught in a luxury suite on the 32 floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, fired more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition into a crowd of concertgoers.
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Paddock eventually killed himself as the police to his hotel room.
The police and the FBI have not said publicly what they think motivated the Paddock to collect an arsenal of assault-style weapons and ammunition in a two-room suite and then rain bursts of gunfire for 10 minutes from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay in a crowd of 22,000 people at the festival below.
They also haven’t said why they think he stopped shooting.
Paddock’s brain was sent to the Stanford University in California to study after a visual inspection during found no abnormalities.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.