As Las Vegas began the process of recovering from the deadliest mass shooting in US history, one question hung heaviest over the city: Why? "Time to come together and stop the hate!" Public records indicate Paddock may have lived in Mesquite, Texas, for longer, but police Lt. Brian Parrish said his department's review shows the approximately three-year period.
This shooting currently has no known connection to any international terrorist group, according to officials.
"I can't go into the mind of a psychopath", Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo said.
Retired FBI profiler Jim Clemente speculated that there was "some sort of major trigger in (Paddock's) life - a great loss, a breakup, or maybe he just found out he has a terminal disease".
"It's getting out of hand", Mundy said.
In a message posted to his Instagram account on Monday night, Aldean said he's praying for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting saying his "heart aches".
"He wasn't friendly. He would walk back and forth from the clubhouse but kept his head down and didn't talk to anyone", said Darlene McKay, 79, who lives in the Reno community.
ISIS supporters have carried out shooting attacks in San Bernardino, California, and Orlando, Florida, but the motive for this shooting remains unknown, and police are yet to confirm their findings. Hector Salas tweeted. "Likely more than 1000 people waiting in line to donate blood".
It felt like eternity. The world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in.
Authorities reported that the gunman had checked into the hotel Thursday.
He said Scripture teaches that, "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit", and that God is with those who grieve.
MSU senior Bailey Dykema agreed with Lombardo's sentiment.
"This is all other people's blood", said one woman, pointing to her legs. He had been serving time for robbery, according to federal authorities. More than 500 people were injured and 59 were killed including the shooter. He also pointed repeatedly to praise his administration had received for its efforts, despite criticism on the island of a sluggish response.
For an act to be considered terrorism, it must appear that it was intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, or try to influence political change. He also campaigned extensively across Nevada during his presidential campaign, drawing large crowds to rallies along the Las Vegas strip.
"This individual was premeditated", Lombardo said Tuesday.
Police found in the gunman's car several kilos of ammonium nitrate, a substance used in the manufacture of explosives.
Republicans who control Congress have made clear they have no intention of taking up gun control measures, such as tightening restrictions on semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines, in the shooting's aftermath.
Hosey expressed his concern over the easy access people have to guns.
"I feel like our country makes guns too easily, it's too accessible", Hosey said. "I think that there should be more regulations on it". We join Americans everywhere in asking for God's grace and healing on the city of Las Vegas and all those impacted by this awful event.
"We will not and cannot let hate win", Poma said.