Las Vegas: Gunman Stephen Paddock was ‘multi-millionaire real estate investor’


Nevada native Stephen Paddock, 64, moved to a home in a tiny desert retirement community two years ago, his brother says.

The man behind the worst mass shooting in modern US history was a multi-millionaire real estate investor, according to his brother.

Stephen Paddock, 64, was identified by police as the gunman who killed at least 58 people after opening fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel.

The Nevada native targeted concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip late on Sunday night.

Records show Paddock lived in a two-bedroom house in the tiny desert community of Mesquite, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, close to Nevada’s border with Arizona.

That house is currently being searched by detectives, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo has said.

His brother Eric Paddock spoke of his shock and described his sibling as a gambler with “no religious affiliation, no political affiliation” who was “not an avid gun guy at all”.

He told CBS News: “The fact that he had those kinds of weapons is just… where the hell did he get automatic weapons?

“He has no military background or anything like that. He’s a guy who lived in a house in Mesquite and drove down and gambled in Las Vegas.”

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