LAS VEGAS (CBS Local) — At least 59 people were killed and more than 525 were injured late Sunday night in a mass shooting during a concert on the Las Vegas Strip. The police have identified the gunman as Stephen Paddock, 64.
Here’s what we know about him so far:
Paddock was a resident of Mesquite, Nev. about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. According to Mesquite police, the department had no previous contact with him. Officials did not know how long he had been living in the area.
According to our sister station, CBS DFW, Paddock also had ties to the DFW area.
Paddock was found dead on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Authorities believe he committed suicide.
At least 19 guns were found in Paddock’s room — including rifles, handguns and a large supply of ammunition, according to police.
More weapons were found in Paddock’s home — 18 additional firearms, explosives and several thousand rounds of ammo.
Ammonium nitrate that can be used for bombs was also found in Paddock’s car.
Paddock was targeting a crowd of 22,000 people attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival below.
In a statement to the Washington Post, defense contractor Lockheed Martin said that Paddock worked for them for three years in the 1980s.
Paddock’s father was well known to the FBI — Benjamin Hoskins Paddock was on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list in the late ’60s after he had escaped from prison where he was serving 20 years for bank robbery.