The Las Vegas shooting is one of the headlines that shock the many. While the incident brought nightmares to the victims, owners of two gun shops revealed that the shooter did not show an indication that he might have been unstable.
Guns & Guitars general manager Christopher Sullivan said in a statement Monday that 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock showed no signs of being unfit to buy guns. But the store spokesman Shawn Vincent declined to comment on how many guns Paddock bought and said those details could only be disclosed to the authorities.
Sullivan says all necessary background checks and procedures were followed under local, state and federal laws and that he’s cooperating fully with law enforcement. Claiming that in the past, he has denied potential gun buyers their purchases if they appear to be ‘sketchy’.
The store’s website lists it as ‘a one-stop shop for all of your firearm needs’.
Reports said that The alleged gunman behind the massacre made several gambling transactions weeks prior the incident. On several occasions, Paddock gambled more than $10,000 per day at Las Vegas casinos and in some cases more than $20,000 and $30,000 a day.
Furthermore, authorities found at least 17 firearms, including two rifles with scopes on tripods, in the Mandalay Bay hotel room from which Paddock fired on thousands of people attending a country music festival.
He lived in Mesquite, Nevada and had no prior criminal convictions in the state.
He purchased his home in a retirement community for just over $369,000 in 2015 according to public records.
He lived there with his 62-year-old girlfriend Marilou Danley, the same woman police announced they were seeking to question on Sunday night as they began their investigation into the horrific terror attack.
Recently, FBI said that the fugitive had been ‘diagnosed as psychopathic’ and also had possible ‘suicidal tendencies after he committed suicide by the time police breached the door to the room from which he had opened fire to 22,000 people who attended the event at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, Mandalay Bay Resort just after 10 pm on Sunday night.
It marked the end of what has now become the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, which left 59 dead and more than 500 injured.
Stephen brother, Eric Paddock of Orlando, Florida, said he had “no idea” why his brother committed the shooting.
“He was “just a guy,” an “army of one” with no known children despite a string of relationships,” he said. “Someone you might see nursing a drink alone at a bar. Someone who went on cruises and played $100-a-hand video poker. Someone who sent boxes of cookies to his mother.”