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04 October 2017

The ATF said Paddock had 24 guns in his hotel room, and 12 of them had bump fire stocks. Paddock shot hundreds of people from his 32 floor suite in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino before ultimately turning a gun on himself prior to police reaching him.

"Subsequently they approached the room, received gunfire, they backed off and SWAT responded", Lombardo said. Some of the rifles had scopes.

A search of his auto turned up what police believed was bomb-making equipment.

Still, the investigation is fast-moving and fluid as, four hours later, the gun count increased.

In addition to the cameras, investigators found a computer and 23 guns in the hotel room.

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Yet the purchasing of fully automatic weapons has been significantly restricted in the USA since the 1930s. Upon arriving at Paddock's suite on the 32nd floor, they announced themselves.

During an afternoon press conference, Lombardo also gave a glimpse at how officers responded and the first clear indicator of how long the gunfire lasted: nine minutes.

Paddock's brother, Eric, said Paddock did show a confrontational side at times: He apparently hated cigarette smoke so much that he carried around a cigar and blew smoke in the faces of people who lit up around him.

Trump spoke slowly and carefully Monday morning from the White House Diplomatic Room, focusing not on the identity or possible motive of the gunman but on the nation's efforts to heal.

"There's no political affiliation that we know of". "He was able to provide additional information to the police on exactly which room we were looking at", McMahill said.

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The person also said investigators are focusing more attention on what the girlfriend of Paddock may have known about the attack.

Law enforcement also discovered 19 firearms, loads of ammunition, explosives, and electronics at his home in Mesquite, which is about 75 miles from Las Vegas.

Asked if he is concerned by the thoroughness of Paddock's arrangements and the weapons at his disposal, Lombardo responded.

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting spree, some are again calling for stricter gun control. "We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE!" Besides the Puerto Rico trip, Trump will travel to Las Vegas Wednesday to meet with families of the dead.

"It is a very hard time".

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Las Vegas Massacre Raises Questions About Automatic Weapons 09:51 Download