Still no motive for Vegas shooting, but it was definitely 'premeditated'

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"That is being evaluated", he said. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. But those don't appear to be among the 10 or more found in the Mandalay Bay hotel room.

His movements raised the possibility he was contemplating attacks at those sites.

The avid gambler who according to his brother made a small fortune investing in real estate had been staying there since Thursday and had busted out windows to create his sniper's perch roughly 500 metres from the concert grounds.

The worst mass murderer in U.S. history was a wealthy retiree who liked to play $100-a-hand poker and had no criminal record in the Nevada county where he lived.

In his 32nd-floor hotel suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, police recovered 23 weapons, including a handgun, and multiple rifles - some had scopes on them.

Paddock was already dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

They included rifles, shotguns, and pistols - and were purchased legally in Nevada, Utah, California, and Texas.

He posted hours after the tragic event to confirm that he and his crew were safe.

"Funds will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting", county commission chair Steve Sisolak wrote.

"If you have the ability to donate blood to help the cause, please do so", said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo who stressed the need for blood donations during an early press conference Monday.

The gunfire that interrupted the Route 91 Harvest country music festival was initially mistaken for fireworks, and then concertgoers "realized it was apparent gunfire". Paddock had a large suite with two rooms, he said.

"We still consider her a person of interest".

Speaking about his brother, Paddock assured reporters that Stephen's attack was a one-man crime.

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told CNBC on Wednesday that the lack of a clear motive was a "surprise" in this mass shooting. When they saw what had happened, they evacuated nearby rooms and waited for backup from a SWAT team to enter the room.

Photos leaked to US media purporting to show Paddock's room after he took his own life show guns and ammunition littering the floor.

David Hickey, president of the union representing the hotel's officers, identified the wounded guard on Wednesday as Jesus Campos. The official said initial reports suggest at least one rifle was altered to function as an automatic weapon.

The Los Angeles Times tweeted out a photo that compared 12 of the most deadly mass shootings since 1984.

"I mean, he's never even drawn his gun".

Former FBI hostage negotiator Clint Van Zandt said Paddock doesn't seem like your typical mass shooter - as he's older and not known to have a mental illness. "He talked about how he just moved closer to where we are", Michel said of Paddock.

"There's no, there was nothing that would say he would do this kind of thing".

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, meanwhile, said it could not find any links between Paddock and foreign terrorist organisations. Stephen Paddock talks to his mother on the phone and sends her a walker because she's having trouble walking, Eric Paddock tells CNN. "Right now with this particular case, it's baffling".

"And I remembered him as a person. Here's the clue for the day".

Police have also searched a home in northern Nevada but have not revealed what they retrieved from the house.