Stephen Paddock

Investigators found a total of 42 guns in a hotel room and in the home of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, 64. Paddock killed 59 people and wounded 527 in the nation's deadliest mass murder on Monday, October 1.

The victims were attending the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Police say Paddock acted alone when he fired multiple modified semiautomatic rifles fitted with devices to simulate automatic gunfire.

Investigators found 2 rifles fitted with a "bump stock" device that allows semiautomatic weapons to shoot rapid fire rounds. Bump stock devices are legal and sold by Amazon.com and other online dealers.

23 weapons including 19 rifles were found among the arsenal in a spacious 2 room suite rented by Paddock at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Paddock constructed 2 platforms in front of the windows where he set up 2 rifles. Police found a camera set up in the suite to record Paddock firing down into the diverse crowd of various races and political affiliations.

Cameras were also set up in the hallways to alert Paddock to approaching police.

The cameras were most likely set up to thwart conspiracy theorists who often rush in with wild theories while ignoring the facts after a tragedy.

Authorities say Paddock used a tool, similar to a hammer, to break out 2 large tempered glass floor-to-ceiling windows in his suite.

Law enforcement officers sent a robot to take off the garage door of Paddock's Mesquite, NV house to make sure the house wasn't booby trapped. 19 more weapons were recovered from his home.

In addition to the guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition, police also found "several" pounds of ammonium nitrate, a material used to make explosives, inside Paddock’s car.

Police say Paddock methodically transported the weapons into the hotel room without raising the suspicions of the hotel staff. Authorities believe Paddock acted alone, but they want to interview his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who conveniently traveled to Manila before the massacre.

Family members described Paddock as a multimillionaire retired accountant with a gambling habit who recently worked for Lockheed.

“Steve had nothing to do with any political organization, religious organization, no white supremacist, nothing,” said Paddock's brother, Eric Paddock.

Eric said their father was a convicted bank robber who spent several year’s on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive” list.

A GoFundMe account set up for the victims has raised over $2 million in donations.



Photos by ABC News, Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images, David Becker/Getty Images

  • Look@m3

    2 Million dollars.....What is this going towards?

  • Yardgirl

    Good question!

  • Look@m3

    Man I'm looking at all these gofundme accounts and I find it hard to believe that this many people don't have health insurance and need over 20K to cover their bills. Also, I was reading the comments to see if family members donated and I don't see anyone that appears to have know them personally. If I was to donate, I would say something personally as if I knew the family but no friends or family appear to post on these accounts. This is really weird!

  • Noirluv45

    I was thinking the same thing when I looked at those windows. I have to ask my friend about the suites at the MB because she used to stay there a lot.

  • Ni Ni

    All that money and still crazy ?. Welp, the apple sure didn't fall far from the tree with his dad's history and all...

  • Look@m3

    Please let me know I am so curious to know what the layout of those side rooms are. I find it hard to see one gunman moving from one side of the room to the next but I dont know I'm so confused about all of this. Seems like a bit much.

  • bemetoo

    where are the bodies the victims shit the family members???

  • Look@m3

    See this is what I am wondering about too. The lady they said was a Account Executive is asking for 150K on her gofundme account!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Paddock killed 59 people and wounded 527 in the nation’s deadliest mass murder on Monday, October 1.
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    The deadliest, huh? I think the slaves and Native Americans beg to differ.

  • Look@m3

    I meant to say the global account executive.....

  • Look@m3

    SAVAGE!!!

  • bemetoo

    wow im sorry not paying for a pig 150k bitch trying pay of her mortgage and have left overs for a trip to muai

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Monday wasn't October 1 Sandra

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!! You are just keeping it real and saying what most of us are saying too.

  • bemetoo

    59 trumps supporters too bad not sad lol

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Listen...

    You're on one and I'm here for it. *insert hand clap*

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Marilou Danley, who conveniently traveled to Manila before the massacre.

    ---------------

    arrest her

  • Rayne

    Yet guns are still easy to buy. Indiana is Chicago's best friend when it comes to guns.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    I am sure they are willing to accept black blood now. They will be begging for it soon.

  • ZoraNealHurstonsNiece

    It's about to be SCAM CITY on gofundme!!! Mark my words!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Correct.
    I am feeling some type of way too and it's not sympathy.

  • MookieFly

    But what would be the end game? Since it was white on white crime, what would be the benefit to setting this all up? To produce hysteria? YT people already bonkers in this age

  • BorgQueen

    May I shake your hand? Best comment ever and the truth. I will be borrowing this

  • cherrypie

    Wow....these people did not deserve any of this even if they voted for Trump...where is your humanity????

  • cherrypie

    The crazy thing about it is that there will still be no changes to our gun laws - if a room full of innocent children being murdered didn't change anything - sadly nothing will

  • You Could Never

    He wasnt your typical gambler. The brother said once their fam took over a whole floor of a hotel at the casino's expense. He was high stakes and gambling was a type of job for him. Im kinda sideline waiting on them to announce he had some kind of huge loss. Which made him snap.

  • Karen Brady

    Dammnnnnn.. you said that shyt!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Malai

    I just saw a tour of the inside of that hotel room. The suite was MASSIVE And very luxurious inside... at first glance, it looks like there could have been two shooters in separate rooms but after watching the tour, it's clear that he shot out of two windows on different sides of the suite to be able to shoot at different angles or sides of the concert... smh... that man was a millionaire and STILL wasn't happy.. too bad he didn't spend his life helping others in need..I could use a few thousand to go back to school myself...it's all a shame

  • You Could Never

    deadliest was Colfax, Louisiana. Blacks. Now they trying to ease the word MODERN-DAY in front of history

  • You Could Never

    Renews my NABJ membership. (National Assoc. of Black Journalists)

    The National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, for example, pointed to two past attacks as examples of previous massacres with higher death tolls than the Las Vegas shooting.

    In 1873, an all-black militia defended a local courthouse in Colfax, Louisiana — fearing, at the height of racial tensions after the Civil War, that white supremacists were about to topple the regional government, which was evenly split between white and black citizens at the time. Soon after, a mob of more than 150 white men — made up of Southern Democrats, former Confederate soldiers, members of the Ku Klux Klan, and the paramilitary White League — surrounded the courthouse and attacked. Three white men and as many as 150 black men died, according to Smithsonian.com.

    Another example: The 1917 East St. Louis Massacre — a white-led race riot — left at least 39 black people and nine white people dead, according to official estimates. But as Smithsonian.com noted, it’s widely believed that more than 100 black people were killed during the three-day massacre.

    There are many such events throughout American history, from the destruction of “Black Wall Street” in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the 1919 mass lynching in Arkansas. After the Civil War and during the ensuing 100-year struggle for basic civil rights protections, white groups often lashed out in violence to try to assert their control of the South — and a lot of people, particularly black Americans, died.

  • Oh Tommie

    All I know is if he had brown skin or were Muslim...

    Y'all see the crackers changing their views on gun laws already? It's all good until it happens to you right? This is why I don't talk to most whites about social issues....they'll never get it until their unarmed white son is killed for no reason by police.

    At any rate, black people this ain't our fight. Pray for the families and survivors of this tragedy. ?

  • Look@m3

    Where did you see this layout at?

  • Elevated Soul

    LOL @ the zombies on this site but what else is new.

    Your "Fake News" already has you fools focusing on "Gun Control" which is odd considering how your same "Fake News" ignore the violence that guns has played in the Black Community.

    Fake News is trying to sway the narrative, by ignoring that the left wing terrorist was hater of America and Conservatives. and that is why he targeted the Country Music festival.

    Shout-Out to my Free Thinkers who are digging deeper into the Deep State.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Well what did they expect? He's from a broken home... his daddy a common criminal and felon... we need to know what other criminal activity he may have been involved with in his past. How did he become a millionaire? Was he embezzling? Has he reproduced? Are his kids criminals? Were his parents even married when he was conceived? Was he gang-affiliated? Were he and the girlfriend 'trafficking' in that hotel? Was he a drug kingpin? We gotta do something about this scourge!

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  • bemetoo

    how do you know what they didnt deserve..it was gods plan

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Nancy it’s some stupid folk on here

  • Renee26

    His neighbors described him as a "gentle giant" according to the news outlets. They also said that none of the hotel staff that entered his room noticed anything out of the ordinary....I'm sorry but how in the hell could he have hidden 42 guns from plain sight in a single room???

    This isn't making sense to me and I'm no conspiracy theorist but somethings are not adding up. Now I'm thinking that this was all orchestrated and innocent people were killed to push their agenda.

    They claimed he committed suicide when initial reports said he was killed...why would he kill himself so soon when he had all of those guns to fire off at people??? IJS he had a plan and it would have taken the authorities more time to locate him in that particular room. He could have kept killing people with that type of arsenal and time on his side. This isn't the movies...you know the scenes when they already have an eye on the suspect and bust down the door and catch him in the act. Even if someone was watching the gunfire from a distance it would have taken more than 5 minutes to locate and stop the shooter.

  • Renee26

    His neighbors described him as a "gentle giant" according to the news outlets. They also said that none of the hotel staff that entered his room noticed anything out of the ordinary....I'm sorry but how in the hell could he have hidden 42 guns from plain sight in a single room???

    This isn't making sense to me and I'm no conspiracy theorist but somethings are not adding up. Now I'm thinking that this was all orchestrated and innocent people were killed to push their agenda.

    They claimed he committed suicide when initial reports said he was killed...why would he kill himself so soon when he had all of those guns to fire off at people??? IJS he had a plan and it would have taken the authorities more time to locate him in that particular room. He could have kept killing people with that type of arsenal and time on his side. This isn't the movies...you know the scenes when they already have an eye on the suspect and bust down the door and catch him in the act. Even if someone was watching the gunfire from a distance it would have taken more than 5 minutes to locate and stop the shooter.

  • Renee26

    Not this because yt people don't kill... None yt people don't commit crimes.... He became a millionaire through legal means only... No ...No No No No No He was a gentle giant...nothing less. He was mentally ill and snapped under pressure...The End (sarcasm)

  • Oh Tommie

    I too was wondering how they found him so quickly...I mean I applaud the responders but it seemed unrealistic...especially considering the distance and his location. They said he had over 10 suitcases.

  • Renee26

    Yeah they need to edit that to say "deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter" It's insulting to African Americans and Native Americans....they already try to erase history as it is

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    They wont..she had the right complexion..she was innocent in all of this..watch.. she gone conveniently forget the english language and play dumb..

    Her when they find her: He sanme to home so to see my fambalies..I no umberstance whas is this habanin...

  • CookieMobster

    That is just sick

  • Ghost

    I don't think she will be returning to The US any time soon..She is in the Philippines now and she is a citizen of Australia. The foreign minister of Australia quickly came to her defense! You can't tell me she didn't know this guy was a wack job! She was with him for the $$$..now that he is dead and a mass murderer...I sure as hell wouldn't come back here no time soon.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Agreed

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Deadliest huh..WHALLLEEE my home town of East St. Louis wanna beg to differ..

    This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most brutal and shameful episodes of mass violence in American history. Dubbed the East St. Louis "race riot," the events of July 2 and 3, 1917, tore East St. Louis apart and shocked the nation. The violence was largely one-sided,with mobs of ARMED WHITES burning hundreds of black homes and beating, lynching and shooting black residents. Most historians estimate that more than 100 people died.

    Did he beat this record..this happened or did YT amnesia strike again...FOH

  • king shun

    you people are disgusting race baiting at a time like this

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    OHHH WAIT WAIT WAAAIIITTT.. NOW I KNOW WHY THEY SAY IT WAS THE LARGEST MASS MURDER.. MASS MURDERING OF THEEEEMMMM
    NOT OF US YALL...

  • You Could Never

    Your President race baits every fukkin DAY. Shut your whole entire damn FACE

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    YEW PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTING RACE BAITING EEEEEEVERYFUCKING DAY..SOOOO ROOLLL YOU ASS UP OFF MY LINE YOUBITCHYOU

  • Numba Pulla

    Are those pics of people layed out real? Why do they look so perfesional and focused?

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Just said the saaaame fuking thing YEESSSMAAM..but when the shoe is on the other foot..we supposed to show respect n shit https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5bfefa99616ce709f99bcf65ce09263b97f12be55850fcb8491941ee57d1d45a.jpg

  • You Could Never

    Cited this and Colfax and Black wall street below. Sooooo many instances of blacks looked over. A shame. Like damn truly is. Natives too but they consider them different bc of war. still mass killed. Shoot.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    And whats even funnier this Vanilla Bean just said you people..like that aint race baiting you bassakward sumbitchyew

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Wut come on..... both were devastating .... please send love to these folks instead of hitting us with more horror and pain feeding the fire .... enough..... send love and light.... no need to compare who died more etc.... Many lives have been affected by this as well.... Sending healing energies your way...

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Yep!! So they are allowed to have Privilege and amnesia too? Dayum life is good for them...

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    I usually do Jen..but when sandra speaks uninformed..whallleee I get a lil pisssypetty.,.I can't stand us not knowing the truth..I truly feel sorry for those who lost lives there were blacks as well as whites among this.. but please stop with the untruth...

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Your people invented race.

  • You Could Never
  • cherrypie

    idk...I read an article that said it took 72 minutes from the first 911 call to the time they busted down the door. But i agree something about it doesnt add up.

  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I get it... And I know the truth... I just hate to see comparisons of deaths ... A lot of people were affected here and same with your story ... Point is... How can you heal from it? What reopen the wound again.... You know what never mind.... You guys have fun with that... It's sad enough to see so much hate and anger..... I'm out ... Blessing to you

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    (hugs) blessing to you as well luv..

  • SG

    Has there been any mention of his political affiliation? His brother said he had none.

  • SG

    Damn. That’s cold hearted.

  • Ant Hill

    shut your dumb azz up casper

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Don't you come in here with recorded facts, damn you. You let me be great.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I left you a message *giggles* Hey bew

  • Wreckognize Game

    All these stories about this fool just makes the next fool start planning their caper to be grander. I wish the media would stop talking about him

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You may think so but I have been feeling some type of way since the cop who shot Philando Castile was acquitted.

    Mind you I never thought he would be convicted but the way that Philando was demonized really rubbed me the wrong way.
    Add that to the fact that our POTUS called a group of young black men SOBs for exercising their 1st Amendment Rights and then white racists coming out of the wood works and calling one of the most respected black coaches in the game today a n--ger just because he tried to keep his team out of the controversy.
    Now white folks want us to morn with them.
    Firstly whites have let their inner slavemaster out since Trump has been president. Telling blacks when we can speak and when we can't.
    Then blacks are only Americans when some bad crap happens to them and they need comforting.

    They still see blacks as their damn black maid mammy who is supposed to listen to their bs and give them a damn hug but never is mammy considered a real human---just an object for them to use whenever they are in need and then toss aside like a pair of old shoes until they get the sads again.
    Fugg them and the horse they rode in on.
    I will take my sympathy and empathy elsewhere.

  • TheOwley

    So before one grieves for this pain and madness let's compare and contrast on who has done what to whom in the history of the world. Lordy, when you gonna come back to fix this? We too stupid, we can't.

  • SoChlo

    Stock in guns have already gone up. People in this country are so mentally ill they believe buying more guns will somehow make them safer when statistics show they'll likely harm themselves with the gun rather than the boogey man they're fighting against. I digress.

  • We Can Do This

    I guess because the mobs used ropes instead of bullets makes this different. (Sarcasm)

  • MythCalledLove

    A hammer?! Really? Still think their was someone else with him. One shooting out each window. But 42 guns? He was going to make sure he had everything he needed. And armor piercing bullets too. My cousin works in law enforcement and he was saying their is a way to make it continue to shoot mimics the kind you see the military use with long line of bullets. Alot of militia men hv perfected that so it will keep them pinned down. And the militia can move or reload. That's why he told me my 2 person theory was B. S... lol. I want to know who that woman was that they said 45 minutes before the shooting she was shouting "Your all going to f*cking die"

  • jazzysmith12

    Black Wallstreet is by far the nation’s deadliest mass murder after the 1900s.These cave Neanderthal devils are terrorists!!!

  • MythCalledLove

    Weirdos will think they hv to break the record. Or giving them an idea about how to hv a maximum body count

  • Renee26

    72 minutes with all of those weapons and ammo?? He could have killed many more people....why'd he off himself before following through with his plan?? I smell something fishy...

    Not that I wanted more bloodshed; I'm just not putting all this info together in a way that makes sense

  • Toni ToniToni

    Shooting from Multiple floors
    Multiple Gunmen.
    He may have been the fall guy .
    Who knows. With these shady folks everywhere, I would not put it past them.

    It is sad that all these innocent people trying to enjoy life had to die and suffer from these sick and evil individuals!

  • Renee26

    10 suitcases and a local resident....um um um Nope no red flags there

  • cherrypie

    I thought the same thing when i read it too. He had a fully automatic weapon shooting for 72 minutes before they say he was caught and "shot himself". The way this country is I wouldn't be surprised to hear this is something quite larger than a shooting from a quiet man from Mesquite, NV.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    He really planned this out. SADISTIC!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yep. And THAT is how one changes and distorts history.

  • Tammie Reed

    I find it also funny how she is taking her sweet ass time getting her behind back over here but your dude is dead and you still over there chilling like nothing happened! #SuspectAF

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • Quitedeliteful

    Paddock killed 59 people in the nation’s deadliest mass murder on Monday, October 1....
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Is this a tragedy? Yes. Is this the nation's deadliest mass murder? Absolutely not. Just a little reading of history and you will see that this can only be considered the deadliest mass murder in America's history if you don't consider the mass murder of black people throughout history...

  • Rebecca Flynn

    Christians believe that God gave us all choices, and that in the end we will be judged. But you don't seem to understand that do you? You also lack empathy for people who are actually no different than you. I wouldn't wish death upon anyone who disagrees with me about politics. But it goes to show that you probably suck at debating people and enjoy watching others you disagree with die at the hands of a killer. Pretty sad and pathetic. Hope you get the spiritual help that you desperately need.

  • Rebecca Flynn

    No, as a person of Jewish descent, I would never surrender my 2nd amendment right to defend myself. Why would you ever trust the government? Hitler was elected by the people. Obviously, every government has been controlled by bad people since the beginning of time. That's like saying lets give up driving cars, because they kill more people every year than guns do. Why not question the motive instead of the means. Anyone could build a bomb with a pressure cooker, or many other household items. Even in Chicago, gun laws are very strict, and people still manage to get them and kill each other. Prohibition of guns, would only create the selling of more illegal guns and prop up more gangs, and would not stop people from getting them.

    I will continue to pray for those lives who were lost, and I hope that people will never give up their rights in the wake of any tragedy.

  • Stationarity

    No. His parents were never together.

  • luVn_liFe…

    he wired $100K to the Philippines several days before this went down.

  • Coffee1st

    We will never be acknowledged by them. Never.... it's already been written. Doesn't even bother me anymore. THEY WILL REPAY THE MOST HIGH FOR THE SHEDDING OF INNOCENT BLOOD. That's the whole reason behind their denial and lack of acknowledgement. If they admit the crime, then payment is due.
    The love of money.......

  • bemetoo

    I didn't wish death on anyone

  • Elevated Soul

    Well his brother stated they didn't talk that much,so he wouldn't know if he got turned out by ISIS.

    I just know he went to the Philippines several times and that is a hot bed for terrorist training.He also sent $100,000 to the Philippines last week .....

  • SG

    Trust....I understand where you’re coming from.

  • SG

    I was unaware that he Philippines is a training ground for terrorists. The area I live in has a large Filipino population. I’m going to ask one of my Asian associates about it.

  • Elevated Soul

    Oh yes.....The Philippines and Indonesia are hot beds for terrorist training.

  • Malai

    It was on the news! They showed a clip of a person that stayed in that EXACT room last year! Try Fox6Now - It'll be on there

  • Nina Ross

    So Vegas can see you count cards but they don't notice a guy bringing 42 guns into their casino? Okay

  • Nina Ross

    A casino is like a bank... ain't no way

  • Nina Ross

    Wounded Knee was the largest mass murder in this country

  • Nina Ross

    Where are the videos from the hotel!????

  • I’keya Ross

    The hotels near venues will start new rules for ppl staying on floors above a certain level.