Source: NBC News
The suspected gunman behind the Las Vegas massacre made several large gambling transactions in recent weeks, according to law enforcement officials.
The transactions by Stephen Paddock, who lived in Mesquite, Nevada, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vega, were in the tens of thousands in Las Vegas, the officials said.
It was not immediately clear if those transactions were losses or wins.
Paddock’s brothers were stunned to learn Monday that their sibling was the suspected perpetrator of the largest mass shooting in modern American history.
Eric Paddock of Orlando, Florida, said he had “no idea” why his 64-year-old brother committed the shooting.
“Mars just fell into the earth,” he told NBC News. “We’re completely dumbfounded.”
Eric Paddock said his brother was retired and was “just a guy” who went to the hotels, gambled, and went to shows.
Stephen Paddock’s brother Bruce Paddock, who lives in California, said his family grew up in Sun Valley, California.
Bruce, who said he hadn’t talked to Stephen in approximately 10 years, said his brother made money through apartment buildings, which he owned and managed with his mother, who lives in Florida.