Photo From Inside The Las Vegas Hotel Room Where Stephen Paddock Launched His Deadly Attack

Photos have emerged showing the inside of Stephen Paddock’s hotel room and the weapon he used to slaughter 59 people and injure more than 500.

Mandalay Bay Hotel in the Las Vegas | Image Credit: Sky News

 

Ammo and weapons are seen strewn across the floor in pictures obtained by Fox 25 Boston.

A hammer, which could have been used to break the glass, sits next to a chair. He is believed to have smashed two windows.

The 64-year-old picked off Route 91 Harvest Festival-goers from the Mandalay Bay Hotel in the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night.

Donald Trump has said the attack was ‘an act of pure evil’.

The president said: ‘He brutally murdered more than 50 people and wounded hundreds more. It was an act of pure evil.

‘The FBI and the Dept of Homeland Security are working closely with local authorities. I want to thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and all of the first responders for their courageous effort and for helping to save the lives of so many.

‘To have found the shooter so quickly after the first shots were fired is something of which we will always be grateful and thankful.’

The killer’s brother, Eric, said the family is ‘dumbfounded’.

He has no idea what made him snap and said he can think of no political or religious reason for him doing so.

Paddock is believed to have killed himself before a police SWAT team burst into his room, where at least ten ‘rifles’ were found, he added.

First pictures inside Las Vegas hotel room from where Stephen Paddock killed 59
Paddock allegedly broke two windows to shoot out of (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)
First pictures inside Las Vegas hotel room from where Stephen Paddock killed 59
Graphic shows the shooter’s scope from the Mandalay Bay Hotel window (Graphic: DailyMail.com)
First pictures inside Las Vegas hotel room from where Stephen Paddock killed 59
It is not known what caused Paddock to snap (Picture: AP)
First pictures inside Las Vegas hotel room from where Stephen Paddock killed 59
Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay (Picture: AP)
First pictures inside Las Vegas hotel room from where Stephen Paddock killed 59
Las Vegas police investigate a side street near the Las Vegas Village (Picture: Getty)
First pictures inside Las Vegas hotel room from where Stephen Paddock killed 59
Tourists walk down the closed Las Vegas Blvd in their bare feet near the Mandalay Bay Hotel (Picture:EPA)

Clark County sheriff Joseph Lombardo said: ‘We have no investigative information or background associated with this individual that is derogatory.

‘The only thing we can tell is he received a citation several years ago, and that citation was handled as a matter of normal practice in the court system.’

Police are still searching for a motive.

They were quick to dismiss rumors that the incident was Isis-related. The terrorist group claimed responsibility in the immediate aftermath, saying Paddock was one of their ‘soldiers’. However, there is no evidence to back this up.

It’s the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

Last year, 49 people were killed when Omar Saddiqui Mateen opened fire inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

First pictures inside Las Vegas hotel room from where Stephen Paddock killed 59
People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival (Picture: Getty)
First pictures inside Las Vegas hotel room from where Stephen Paddock killed 59
Las Vegas police gather following a deadly shooter at a music festival (Picture: AP)

First pictures inside Las Vegas hotel room from where Stephen Paddock killed 59

Las Vegas police sweep through a convention center area during a lockdown (Picture: AP)

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