Las Vegas attacker Stephen Paddock ‘had 42-arm arsenal’

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

A gunman accused of carrying out the worst mass shooting in modern US history had an arsenal of at least 42 weapons, US police have said, as they scour for clues to determine the motive behind the attack in Las Vegas.

Perched on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room – a veritable sniper’s nest – onto a crowd of thousands of concert-goers, killing at least 59 people and wounding 527 others.

The 64-year old former accountant was later found dead in his hotel room, and police believe he killed himself.