Photograph shows how Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock created a sniper’s nest. To fire 22,000 people who join the Route 91 Harvest country festival, he used the room at Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas.
After killing 58 people and hurting 527 people, the gunman killed himself by self-inflicted gunshot wound.
In several days, Paddocks has taken 23 guns into his hotel room and he has set up two rifles on tripods at the window overlooking the Harvest country festival. The police were only alerted to his location after the alarm was set off because of the gun smoke.
The gunman put thousands of rounds of bullet, which allows him to shoot repeatedly over the course of 72 minutes.
A close-up picture of the window in his room located on the 32nd floor was smashed to fire down at the people enjoying the music festival.
The firearms used in the shootout were four DDM4 rifles, three FN-15 rifles, an AK-47 assault rifle and an AR-15 rifle. Authorities said, to create sniper posts he smashed two windows that he used to fire bullets on some 500 yards away.
To stun Paddocks the SWAT team uses flashbangs, but when they arrived the suspect is already dead. Cops believe that he killed himself. Paddocks found dead after Seventy-two minutes from the first 911 call.
But according to the retired Las Vegas Police Department lieutenant, Paddock’s room was found in 20 minutes after gun smoke set off the alarm.
The hotel has 3,309 rooms covers 135,000 square feet and 20 minutes was far less time to make a floor-by-floor search.
Footage of the exact room where the gunman stayed was captured by Jeff Bridges, from North Carolina. The video was recorded last year when he stayed at the hotel with his wife.
Bridges said: ‘The best thing about this room isn’t that it’s 1,800 square feet, the best thing is the views.’
Stephen Paddocks live in Mesquite with his girlfriend Marilou Danley 26-year-old. Marilou Danley was considered a person of interest in the shooting since she checked into the hotel with the gunman. However, police found out that she is out of the country after they called her.
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo Clark County said that the room number 32135 was a large suite with a clear view of Las Vegas strip.