With the death toll now up at more than 59 victims, with another 520 wounded, more detail on Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock (64) has emerged.
Media reports indicate that the retired accountant and property developer turned to professional gambling in his retirement and boasted significant earnings from his online and land casino gambling trips.
He was reportedly classified as a high roller at some Reno and Las Vegas casinos and spent large sums of money at the tables in the weeks before he gunned down innocent concert goers from his 32nd floor room at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino.
Sources with access to the shooter’s Multiple Currency Transaction Reports told NBC that in the weeks before his meticulously planned attack, Paddock had gambled more than $10,000 a day – sometimes even more than $30,000 – in Las Vegas casinos.
Other reports revealed that Paddock had somehow smuggled around 21 firearms – several of them automatic assault rifles – and ammunition to his hotel room prior to his attack, whilst police officers searching his Mesquite home found a further cache of ammunition and 19 more firearms.