McMahill said Paddock stopped firing because "I believe personally because the security guards approached to the room, obviously took his attention away - and he fired at the security guard".
Paddock had devices attached to 12 weapons permitting semiautomatic rifles to simulate automatic gunfire. "I need patience. This is an investigation [that] is far from being concluded..." "The FBI took all digital and electronic evidence into custody - and we are evaluating".
Paddock killed himself as special response team officers broke into the hotel room, police said.
- Paddock, 64, shot through the doorway, firing at officers, Lombardo said. Their father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, who also went by the name Patrick, was a violent bank robber jailed in the early 1960s for a series of heists.
Police officials said Paddock possibly also had a device similar to a hammer to smash the hotel windows at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, from where he carried out the murders.
All the victims have been preliminarily identified, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said. Police said they encountered several uncooperative citizens as they tried to locate the source of the gunfire. Danley told residents there that Paddock was a professional gambler, explaining their long absences from the neighborhood. In a video posted on its website, Slide Fire advertises the contraption's "power and functionality".
High up on the hotel's residential floors, a first responder radioed in: "I'm inside the Mandalay Bay on the 31st floor, I can hear automatic fire coming from one floor ahead. one floor above us".
Usually bustling casinos nearby were nearly deserted after the shooting, as many tourists were staying in hotel or gathering in small groups to watch TV live. "New York stands with Las Vegas in the aftermath of this heinous and vile act of gun violence and my heart aches for its victims and their loved ones on this darkest of days".
They were waiting in the crowd to leave when they heard a commotion ahead of them. Trump, shortly after touching down in Las Vegas, headed to the hospital that treated scores of those injured and killed. Two officials familiar with the investigation told the AP that Paddock had two bump stocks.
"We still consider her a person of interest".
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The felon was on the run until 1978 when he was found running a bingo parlor in Oregon and police arrested him.
Authorities in Texas said Stephen Paddock lived in a Dallas suburb from 2004 to 2012.
"It takes the worst of America to also see the best of America".
Paddock transferred $US100,000 ($A127,700) to the Philippines in the days before the shooting, a US official briefed by law enforcement said on condition of anonymity. "We lost a spectacular teacher who devoted her life to helping some of our most needy students", school board President Jennifer Cochran said.
Mangrobang said authorities in the Philippines have been communicating with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The No. 2 official in the FBI said Wednesday he was surprised investigators had not uncovered more.
"We will look at every one of those lanes, pull every possible thread", he said.
"This individual ... didn't leave the sort of immediate thumbprints you find on these kinds of attacks".
A police search of Paddock's home in Mesquite found weapons and ammunition, although authorities did not give a detailed description of the firearms.
"It's his fault that he did this", Eric Paddock told reporters. "Four Chinese colleagues and I hid in a room with seven Guatemalans and two Germans for four hours", he recalled.