The 64-year-old had checked into the hotel three days earlier and had brought in at least 10 suitcases filled with guns, authorities have said. Police said Paddock fatally shot himself as a SWAT team approached his room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The country superstar was onstage performing at the Route 91 Harvest music festival when the gunfire began. Am I going to see all these people in front of me get shot and drop? The tour is scheduled to resume on Oct. 12 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The images give heretofore unknown details about Paddock's attack and his last moments inside the room - and how police responded to it. The Daily Mail ran its copies of the photos under the headline, "The Grisly End". We heard someone say something Monday that put this into some kind of perspective: "If you live here, you probably know someone who was either at the concert, or who was wounded, or who was killed". "As this investigation continues, we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that this is factually, thoroughly and absolutely investigated, to be able to bring comfort and peace back to this community".
He thanked his friends and fans for "the outpouring of love".
The singer added: 'I hope everyone understands why we can't play this weekend and I'm sorry if anyone is disappointed'. "I honestly thought it was like a terrorist attack, that someone was trying to blow up the hotel".
Paddock's brother said he was "not an avid gun guy" and claimed he had become a millionaire through property investments.
Obviously, crafting a solution to this problem has proven far too difficult for us as a society and a country.
Another of the performers on the bill at the festival, country guitarist Caleb Keeter, issued a remarkable open letter after surviving the shooting.
The president had been briefed on the shooting by Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The man who killed 58 people and injured at least 515 others at a Las Vegas concert was a retiree with no criminal history in the Nevada county where he lived, police said Monday.
"My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock and grief", Trump said. There appears to still be food on the cart, which is draped with white linen. "When people were dying there was somebody there who was holding their hands or holding them in their arms, comforting them", McGrath said.