Las Vegas shooter's father was on the FBI's most wanted list

Javier Stokes
October 4, 2017

Eric Paddock of central Florida told local media, including CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG, that he can't understand what happened. "Sometimes he would get picked with me and sometimes I would get picked with him", Alarcon said Tuesday. He said his brother asked about the well-being of their mother, 90, and asked whether the family had gotten their power back.

"He texted me to ask about my mom after the hurricane, we didn't have power for 5 days". "That was it. There's absolutely nothing". Eric believes their mother was the last one to speak with Stephen Paddock.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the shooter had converted to Islam, but provided no evidence.

Country music singer Jason Aldean was performing at the time, when police say, Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room across the street.

When police searched Paddock's home in Mesquite, Nevada-about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas-they discovered 19 more firearms, as well as explosives and thousands of rounds of ammunition, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sherriff Joseph Lombardo said.

She does not appear to have been involved in the shooting and was in the Philippines when the shooting took place, authorities said. He was found with about 10 guns in his hotel room, officials said.

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Police said Paddock had no criminal history, aside from a minor citation, so authorities had no information on the suspect.

Paddock was also accused of robbing two other Valley National Bank branches for more than $20,000, but the charges were dropped after he was convicted of the first crime.

A "Normal, Average" Guy, According To A Gun Shop Owner: Chris Mitchel of Dixie GunWorx awoke to news of the mass shooting and felt completely gutted upon remembering that he had sold a shotgun (which was not used in the Vegas massacre, since Paddock's targets were hundreds of yards from his Mandalay Bay window) to Paddock.

Eric Paddock described his brother as a poker-playing accountant with no apparent political or religious affiliation as far as he knew, CNN reported.

He added Consul General Adelio Angelito Cruz was also checking the condition of the 131,000 members of the Filipino community in Las Vegas.

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