Stephen Paddock has been identified as the suspect in Sunday night’s deadly shooting in Las Vegas. The 64-year-old suspect is deceased, according to police.
Just after 10 p.m. local time, Paddock opened fire from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, taking aim at concertgoers that were attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival while Jason Aldean was performing.
According to the latest updates, 50 people are dead and another 200+ have been injured.
The following tweet claims that a “police source” said that Paddock had eight guns with him in his hotel room. It also claims that he had “two platforms” where he set up his guns and took aim at the innocent people across the street.
“A federal law enforcement official said a cache of weapons was found inside the hotel room where Paddock died, and investigators believe the suspect used the vantage point to fire on the crowd below gathered for an outdoor country music concert,” USA Today reports.
The exact types of guns that Paddock used are unknown at this time.
Paddock, 64, lived in Mesquite, Nevada, about 80 miles outside of Las Vegas. He was staying in Vegas with a woman identified as Marilou Danley, who has been described as his “companion.” She has been taken into custody by police after being called a “female person of interest.”