Stephen Paddock (Photo Credit: Handout)

Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 and shot into a crowd of 30K concert goers at the sold out Route 91 Harvest Festival concert on the Las Vegas strip from his room on 32nd floor at the Mandalay Resort and Casino. Paddock’s weapon of mass destruction was semi automatics illegally converted to fully automatics, military style machine guns. Twenty-three fire arms were found in his hotel room and 19 were found at his Mesquite, Vegas home. At the time of this writing, there are 59 confirmed dead and 527 injured from gunshot, stampede and more. This is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history lasted 4.5 minutes and started shortly after 10:08 PT.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff Kevin McMahill reports Paddock was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound just as the SWAT team burst their way into the room.

The deceased shooter’s brother, Eric Paddock, tells a CNN reporter, “This is like an asteroid fell out of the sky. The last time I talked to him, he texted me to ask how our mom was doing after we didn’t have power for five days. He talked to her a week or two ago and then sent her a walker because she is having trouble walking.” The Florida resident was brought to tears during the interview as he knows what lies ahead including caring for his 90-year-old mother who will learn she has a son who committed this mass murder. He also told reporters their father was Patrick Benjamin Paddock, a bank robber who he says was on FBI Most Wanted list.

The Las Vegas massacre is the deadliest of the U.S. mass shooting. Here’s how they now rank.

Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida (49 killed; 58 injured):

On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 58 others.

Virginia Tech shooting (32 killed; 23 injured):

Twenty-three year old Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people on the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University campus in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 16, 2007.

Sandy Hook Elementary shooting (27 killed; 2 injured):

On December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members. He also killed his mother.

Luby’s Cafeteria massacre (23 killed; 27 injured):

On October 16, 1991, George Hennard opened fire at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas leaving 23 people dead and 20 more wounded. Ten of his victims were killed with single shots to the head. He then killed himself in a restroom.

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  • Guest

    Already being spun as a lone nut not domestic terrorism.

  • britishrose

    im sure jason aldean is so shook up , who thinks that you can go to a concert? and find your self dead,? i think gun controll is out of controll , no telling what kind of mental issues he actually had , and some times familie abandoning familie members like him who is lonely and spending his money on gambling is an addiction . he obviously had some low self worth mental failures in his head . i knew he was never gonna be taken alive . most these people kill themselves sign that he was on a suicideal mission . i think this is sad , what is going on with white males? he killed mostly his own race? proof racism is not the real fuel among white males who kill , its inner hate inner demons from years of abuse and pschological disconnect . people who seems normal isnt always normal .. there is no answers at all many have lost thier lives , blame his family blame goverment or blame trump, or blame the casino for not have metal detectors , but reguardless it want solve a problem thats its too late to solve.

  • Mason Youngblood

    This guy was a violent thug to do such a heinous act.

    • britishrose

      fyi the worst killing on american soil was ROSE WOOD MASSECRE THAT was way more pitiful

      • Mason Youngblood

        True but this guy was still a violent thug

  • britishrose

    WOW WHITE FOLK JUST FULL OF LIES .. history will tell you the worst mass killing in american history no one even talks about what about THE ROSEWOOD MASSECRE. WHERE and band of white men took over a black town killing over 130 or more blacks cause a white chick said she had been rapped by a black man!!!!! ok so they need to remember history correctly. how many black been killed by whites in the 20s 30s 60s and wow . hundreds we all know that so why do let white get away with these lies . are we suppose to feel sympathy? based on this are are we suppose to moron america spree of murderious fools who had nothing more to do then be typical…

    please miss me ….
    the problem is we have watered down history so much we even believe it .. this is all whites want is for us to forget , forget the civil rights act , forget kennedy being killed for civil rights , for get martin luther king for get rosa park . .for get we were watered down like dogs fighting for our rights .
    for get all the campfire roast of innnocent lbacks just for being black
    for get emmitt till and how his moma face looked at his funeral . and her cry for justice and peace . now all of a sudden whites are gunned down by a fool and everyone wanna lose it ? cry , donate ,what about mike brown did any one donate to his merciless killing or philando castille murder . i feel the same way about the murder of 59 whites as i do one black man shot down for no reason . are those cops merciless, or did they go home for dinner? did whites cry and couldnt go to work for crying and pain , when all these black men were killed for apparently nothing. ? so lets get our morality in line . one life lost in america to some killer is the same as a man killing hundreds ,its all sick its all unamerican and now you tell me should those confederate flags be flown? we feel like just has not been served but , in this case justice couldnt be this fool killed his self rather then white america replace him with OJ SIMPSON .. YOU SEE ? its smoke screens at it finest ,
    that is the ultimate white supremescist . that trump swear is just hurt people . on a mission for ? what? hate?

  • britishrose

    where is all the supremist that get on these sight call blacks names etc when ever a black do something in america” they sitting by the computor looking like a complete idiot , cause that man could have been one of their relatives . but so could ted bundy . blood line is serious in this country and just think no one know who is blood related to this fool

  • britishrose

    RO ???/ why did you not add ROSEWOOD FLA . MASSACRE 200 BLACKS KILLED/? children included? why didnt you mention all tthese people? white have claimed 80 were killed and actually it was way more but your minds are also watered down. to not mention these victims . just like they tried to say hurricane harvey was the worst hurrican in american history? 1900 galveston had the worst hurrican in the world history 5000 people died ok? so this is how they water down history , so people cant know the truth . did you for get the iowa riot 1944 67 black were killed in a 3 day riot? so please do your history before you try to appease whites with not reporting the facts . you musta got your facts from cnn and all know they lie . its owned by whites ., so they gonna lie . we have no credable news sources in america everybody scared to tell the truth…. fearful that their business will be closed. j ournalism has always been flakey ., look how yall treated ferguson mo victims? barel reporting how the police tear gased chidlren ? wow just dam wow