"ISIS members in general don't believe what the Western media says", said Callimachi. He had apparently pointed a silver, black-handled revolver into his mouth and pulled the trigger. The horror lasted about seven minutes. We don't understand how Steve could do this.
Friends and family say Paddock was an avid gambler, who according to his brother made a small fortune investing in real estate. But what will that search tell us except the obvious? It was also the latest in a series of deadly attacks at concert venues.
His brother, Eric Paddock, claimed that he was "rich", "had no religious or political affiliation" and "was not at all an amateur of arms". If it does come to light he's perhaps a psychopath that might explain the callous cold-bloodedness.
The man, identified by police as Stephen Paddock, killed himself before police entered the hotel room he was shooting from, police said.
Although police said they had no other suspects, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said investigators wanted to talk with Paddock's girlfriend and live-in companion, Marilou Danley, who he said was traveling abroad in Tokyo. However, the only automatic weapons legal to purchase for civilians in the United States are the ones that have been registered between 1934 and 1986.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said that Paddock was a "crazed lunatic full of hate".
"We know absolutely nothing, this was just, we are dumbfounded", he said. Dylann Storm Roof was a terrorist, for example.
The Supreme Court has stated explicitly that reasonable gun-control measures are permissible under the Constitution.
Shortly after the shooting, Isis claimed responsibility, but so far no evidence supports this.
Once he realised what was going on, he joined the first responders, donning one of their vests.
Assume Sunday was an average day.
In June, a 66-year-old white man from Illinois shot at Republican Congress members during an early morning baseball practice, severely wounding several people including Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the House of Representatives Majority Whip.
Witnesses said Paddock opened fire with an initial long burst of gunfire and appeared to reload as he continued his spree.
But words mean something.
Authorities described a grim amount of preparation.
"We're a small, tight-knit community but they're not all up in everybody else's business unless you want them to be".
"It happened a lot", Esperanza Mendoza, the supervisor of the Starbucks inside the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite, Nevada, told the Los Angeles Times.