Stephen Paddock fired from an upper floor in the Mandalay Bay hotel, killing more than 50 people and injured more than 500 before he reportedly killed himself as police made their way to his hotel room. The 29-year-old passed a background check and had two security licenses, one of which allowed him to be armed while on duty, according to Ed Henson, owner of the St. Lucie Shooting Center.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the American composer and playwright of the award-winning play "Hamilton", also took to Twitter to share condolences for people affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas.
"I can't put into words the pain and heartache we feel for the ones who are no longer with us". After three days, the gun dealer was legally permitted to complete the transaction.
What do we know of the gunman?
A few people on Lichtenwalner's Facebook thread objected to his decision to post the picture.
He plans to resume his tour in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on October 12.
Investigators questioned her about Paddock's weapons purchases, a $100,000 wire transfer to a Philippine bank that appeared to be intended for her, and whether she saw any changes in his behavior before she left the United States. "The music stopped, and concertgoers ducked for cover". Lichtenwalner has photographed numerous weddings at the Mandalay Bay, and he has a "habit of taking photos of room signs", he explained.
The fast shooting rate audible in recordings of Sunday night's attack indicates that Paddock may have modified his guns with legal accessories to make them fire at speeds approaching those of automatic weapons.
Syed Farook and his wife used weapons that the FBI said were legally purchased by his neighbor, Enrique Marquez, from a licensed dealer in 2011 and 2012.
Discerning Paddock's motive has proven especially baffling given the absence of the indicators typical in other mass shootings. Further specifics of this supposed criminal history have yet to be confirmed, but a search for "Stephen Paddock" on Spokeo reveals a result for a 64-year-old resident of Mesquite with more than 10 court records.
This is a sampling of the body-worn camera footage from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers as they helped people escape the hail of gunfire coming from the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the night of October 1st, 2017.
"People were running and there was chaos". "Everyone was frantic because they were holding us there".
"This one is somewhat different than many of the ones we've dealt with in the past, because we don't have any immediately accessible thumbprints that would indicate the shooter's ideology or motivation, or really what compelled him to get there", McCabe said.
People are allowed to carry weapons and do not have to register themselves as gun owners.
"It just doesn't seem real still". The purchases would have been blocked only if he had been legally declared a "mental defective" or committed to a mental institution.
"It was pretty hectic".
The Route 91 Harvest 2017 line-up has also been removed from their website and replaced with the statement and an orange ribbon, which in the U.S is a symbol against gun violence.
According to Lombardo, they have to establish Paddock's motivation first before they can label his action.