Police recovers 42 weapons from Las Vegas shooter's hotel room and home
Oct 03, 2017 National 2835 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Police recovers 42 weapons from Las Vegas shooter's hotel room and home.
- Police yet to determine shooter's motive.
- Sunday's attack is the deadliest US mass shooting in modern history.
- In 2017, the watchdog group Gun Violence Archive has documented 273 mass shootings in the US.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have confirmed that they recovered at least 42 weapons from the
hotel room and home of Stephen Paddock, the shooter accused of carrying out the worst mass shooting in modern day U.S..
Perched into a sniper's nest, former accountant Stephen Paddock fired into a crowd of thousands of concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, killing at least 59 people and wounding 527 others.
"We have recovered 23 firearms at Mandalay Bay and 19 firearms at his home in Mesquite," Todd Fasulo, assistant sheriff, told reporters on Monday evening, a day after the shooting spree. Mesquite is about 120km northeast of Las Vegas.
"The Las Vegas metropolitan police department is working on two fronts to process the crime scene and also investigate the motive," Fasulo said.
"We're hunting down and tracing down every single clue we can get in his background," he added.
Sunday's attack is the deadliest US mass shooting ever recorded in modern history.
So far in 2017, the watchdog group Gun Violence Archive has documented 273 mass shootings in the US.