Police are looking deeper into the shooting that occurred in Las Vegas Sunday night, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. No big founds have been made yet, so we have no motive, but small amounts of information have been given.
Stephen Paddock was a 64-year-old retired accountant, who lived about 80 miles from Vegas. The shooting is not being seen as an overseas terrorist attack, and authorities say its too early to tell if it was an act of domestic terrorism.
According to CNN, for an act to be considered terrorism, it must appear that it was intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, or try to influence political change.
Once inside the gunman’s hotel room, police recovered 23 weapons. In his home, at least 19 guns were found, along with explosives and several thousand rounds of ammunition. In his car, several pounds of ammonium nitrate were found, a material used to make explosives. All guns found were legally purchased. The shooters brother says he was an avid gambler, but had no history of violence. “No history of anything — couldn’t give a s*** less about politics, religion, pointy hatted people, etc, etc. He just wanted to get a freaking royal flush.”
What is interesting is that the shooter’s father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was on the FBI Most Wanted List from 1969-1977 for bank robbery. The FBI described him as, “diagnosed as psychopathic” and an individual reported to have “suicidal tendencies” who “has carried firearms in commission of bank robberies.”
More details as they come.