Gunman behind Las Vegas massacre previously lived in Texas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (KETK) - At least 50 people are dead and 406 more are were taken to local hospitals following a mass shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas.

According to authorities, the shooting occurred at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort on the Las Vegas strip during the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival. Gunfire broke out while country music superstar Jason Aldean was performing.

Officials say this is now considered the "deadliest mass shooting in United States' history." 

The suspect has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada, which lies about an hour and 15 minutes northeast of Las Vegas. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Paddock also resided in Mesquite, Texas. Texas Department of Motor Vehicle records show Paddock lived at the Central Park Apartments on Via Ventura, just off of North Belt Line Road and Interstate 30. Reports state he may have managed the apartments he lived in while in Texas.

Officials say Paddock killed himself as law enforcement burst into his hotel room.

Law enforcement say he was shooting from the 32nd floor of the hotel. Police say several weapons were found in his hotel room.

Several off-duty officers from Bakersfield Police Department were caught in the shooting two were injured. One is in stable condition, following surgery, and the other sustained minor injuries, according to the LVMPD. An off-duty LVMPD officer was killed in the shooting. His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
 

 

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