Stephen Paddock

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Stephen Paddock
Born
Stephen Craig Paddock

(1953-04-09)April 9, 1953
Clinton, Iowa, U.S.
DiedOctober 1, 2017(2017-10-01) (aged 64)
Cause of deathSuicide by gunshot
OccupationAccountant, real estate investor
Known forPerpetrator of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting
Parent(s)Benjamin Paddock
Details
DateOctober 1, 2017
10:05 – 10:15 p.m.
Location(s)Las Vegas Strip, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Target(s)Route 91 Harvest music festival audience
Killed61 (including himself)
Injured851[1]

Stephen Craig Paddock (April 9, 1953 – October 1, 2017) was an American mass murderer.

Paddock killed 60 and injured 489 people during a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada on October 1, 2017. After being discovered by the police in Mandalay Bay resort, he committed suicide by shooting himself.

According to police, Paddock acted alone. His motive remains unknown.[2][3][4][5] There has been some discussion around brain pathology.[6][7]

He was born in Clinton, Iowa and grew up in Tucson, Arizona and Sun Valley, Los Angeles. He lived in Mesquite, Nevada, and was a retired accountant.

His father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock (1926–1998) was a bank robber.

References[change | change source]

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  2. Law, James (October 3, 2017). "What we know about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock". News.com.au. Archived from the original on October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  3. Yan, Holly; Victor, Philip; Simon, Darran (October 2, 2017). "Weapons cache found at Las Vegas shooter's home". CNN. Archived from the original on October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  4. Mitchell, Robert; Chu, Henry (October 2, 2017). "Suspect named in Las Vegas shooting, motive still unclear". Variety. Archived from the original on October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  5. "Stephen Paddock: What we know about Vegas shooter, 'high stakes gambler'". Fox News Channel. October 2, 2017. Archived from the original on October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  6. Eagleman, David (October 5, 2017). "The mystery of Stephen Paddock's brain". CNN. Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  7. Ferner, Matt (March 31, 2018). "6 Months after the Vegas shooting, we still don't know what motivated the killer". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 23, 2018.