As of now no one knows what caused 64-year-old Stephen Paddock to inflict such mass tragedy. Based on what authorities have found, he may have been planning something even worse.
According to CNN,” in the gunman’s 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, police recovered 23 weapons, including a handgun and multiple rifles — some with scopes on them.”
Authorities found several pounds of explosive material in his car and at least 19 firearms, explosives, several thousand rounds of ammunition and some electronic devices in his Mesquite, Nevada home.
1. Paddock was alive when he made first contact with officers. A team of six officers searched the hotel floor-by-floor Sunday night before they found Paddock’s large, two-room suite, Las Vegas Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.
2. Paddock fired at the officers through the door and shot a security guard in the leg.
3. A SWAT team broke down the door, but Paddock had already killed himself.
4. Investigators believe the weapons were purchased legally.