Aldean was belting out hits at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Sunday night when the lone gunman, Stephen Craig Paddock, sprayed the crowd of some 22,000 fans with a barrage of bullets for nine minutes, killing at least 59 people and injuring at least 500 others.
A Huntersville man says he and his wife reportedly stayed in the same hotel room in Las Vegas as Stephen Paddock, the man who is accused of opening fire at an outdoor country music festival Sunday night.
"The fact that he had the type of weaponry and the amount of weaponry in that room, it was pre-planned extensively and I'm pretty sure he evaluated everything he did in his actions, which is troublesome", the sheriff said.
Police said they found 23 guns in Paddock's suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel.
The New York Times, for instance, recently surveyed Americans on whether they supported 29 different gun control measures intended to reduce homicides, from familiar policies like assault weapons bans and background checks to more obscure ones like limits on the frequency of purchases.
"He would glare down at her and say - with a mean attitude - 'You don't need my casino card for this".
"I anticipate he was looking for anybody coming to take him into custody", Lombardo said.
"The outpouring of support for MGM Resorts and Mandalay Bay from our friends, our partners and our competitors has been overwhelming and we are grateful". Lombardo said complaints from customers and information from security led them to the suspect's room.
Children 14 years and older can handle or possess rifles or shotguns, as long as they are under the supervision of a parent or guardian doing things like hunting, target practice or practicing at a shooting range. Between 2009 and 2016, 54 percent of mass shootings ― defined as incidents where at least four people were killed, not including the perpetrator ― involved a perpetrator shooting a current or former intimate partner or family member.
Officers could be seen next to a patrol car on the Las Vegas Strip where one of their number was shot.
The weapon also had a holographic sight and an over-sized magazine, letting the multi-millionaire shooter fire in longer bursts than usual before having to reload. "Get out of here!"
Paddock had transferred $100,000 to his girlfriend in the Philippines a day before the strike. CNN reports that 19 more weapons, plus "explosives, several thousand rounds of ammunition and some electronic devices", were found in their Mesquite, Nevada, home.
The chemical ammonium nitrate is a high-nitrogen fertilizer that is easily purchased and can be used in homemade bombs. Police and public records said he lived with a woman in the Nevada retirement community.
"It sounded like fireworks, just lots of popping... and then the music stopped and then more popping and then everybody hit the ground", he explained during a Skype interview with CityNews. You can't modify the internal components of the gun to make it fully automatic, but these workaround accessories are perfectly legal.