As is already known a gunman unleashed a rapid-fire bombardment on an outdoor concert festival on Sunday night. At least 58 people were killed and 527 were injured because of that shooting. This was the deadliest mass shooting in the modern history of the United States.
Here are some interesting facts about the case that public should know:
• The Islamic State states that the gunman Mr. Paddock was one of his soldiers, however, they did not provide any proof that will confirm their claim.
In addition, the F.B.I. told that so far there was no evidence that Paddock had any ties to international terrorist organizations. Paddock’s relatives also said that he had not shown strong ideological or political beliefs in their relations with him.
• President Trump speaking at the White House condemned the massive shooting as an “act of pure evil” and called for the country to get together, stating “Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence.”
More than 23 guns were found in the hotel room of the gunman by the Police
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at least 23 guns, including a handgun was found in Paddock’s hotel room. Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said that some of the weapons were rifles equipped with scopes. He also added that the human used multiple rifles during the attack.
Sheriff Lombardo also said that Paddock over the time Paddock brought at least 10 suitcases into his hotel room.
Moreover, Sheriff Lombardo also said that the police found “19 firearms, as well as explosives, several thousand rounds of ammunition and “electronic devices” from Paddock’s home.
Who was Paddock (the gunman)?
A 64-year-old Paddock was described as a gambler who lived in a quiet community and played golf. All his relatives and friends describe him as follows: “He was a wealthy guy, playing video poker, who went cruising all the time and lived in a hotel room.
Investigators are trying to get together Paddock’s financial history to examine evidence that could help explore what set him off.
What about the claim of ISIS?
On Monday morning the Islamic State announced that the gunman was “a Soldier of the Islamic State.” However, the group did not provide any evidence for its claim.
The group has generally claimed that the violence was carried out only by those directed by the terrorist group, or by attackers who were inspired by their ideology. Nevertheless, in recent months, the group has made at least two untrue claims, including for an attack on a casino in Manila and a bomb plot at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
The F.B.I. special agent in charge in Las Vegas Aaron Rouse said that there was no proof that Mr. Paddock had ties to any international terrorist organization the F.B.I. special agent in charge in Las Vegas.
The terror group’s Amaq news agency citing a “source,” said that attacker had “responded to calls for targeting Coalition countries.”
That phrase is a reference to a famous 2014 speech by Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, a previous Islamic State spokesman, who called for supporters around the world to carry out violence in the name of the group on the soil of countries engaged in the struggle against ISIS.
In a second statement about the Las Vegas gunfire, Amaq said the assailant had converted to Islam months earlier.
The gunman recently bought several weapons
The General manager of Guns & Guitars Christopher Sullivan, a gun shop in Mesquite, Nev., confirmed that Mr. Paddock had bought three guns at his shop — a handgun and two rifles —during last year. , Mr. Sullivan said that all the consumption were legal and cleared routine federal screening.
Mr. Sullivan said about Mr. Paddock “The man does not have a criminal history”.