No Clear Motive For Las Vegas Gunman As 59 Confirmed Dead
Las Vegas Police say there's still no clear motive behind the weekend mass shooting, which has left at least 59 people dead.
They say 64-year-old retiree Stephen Paddock has left no immediate indicator of what drove him to fire on a festival crowd.
Investigators have found no evidence that Paddock has any connections to foreign or domestic extremist groups, or was involved in crime, or hate speech.
“I can’t even make something up,” his brother Eric Paddock, told reporters Tuesday. “There’s just nothing.”
Public records offered no hint of financial distress or criminal history, and Eric Paddock, who spoke with reporters outside his home near Orlando, Florida, said he did not know of any religious or political affiliation his brother had.
According to his brother, Stephen was “not an avid gun guy at all”.
“Where the hell did he get automatic weapons?” Eric Paddock said. “He’s a guy who lived in a house in Mesquite and drove down and gambled in Las Vegas.”
But Eric Paddock also told The Associated Press that he had not talked to his brother in six months and last heard from him in a text message sent after Hurricane Irma.
Asked about a potential motive, local Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said he could not “get into the mind of a psychopath at this point.”
It did come to light yesterday that, Stephen’s father, Patrick Benjamin Paddock was on the FBI 10 Most Wanted Bank robber’s list.