Mandalay Bay shooter Steven Paddock had checked into a 32nd floor corner room on Thursday. The room overlooked the venue for the Route 91 Harvest country music concert that took place last night. He shot out windows on two sides of the building to get better shooting vantage points on the crowd below.
Concert goers reportedly thought the sound of automatic gunfire was fireworks.
According to CNN:
Officers broke into his hotel room and found Paddock dead, police said in a statement. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said it appears he killed himself. Police don’t think anybody else was involved.
More than 10 rifles were found in the room, Lombardo said.
Law enforcement has no “derogatory information” about Paddock, besides the fact that he received a citation several years ago that was handled in the court system, Lombardo said.