The Latest: Brother says suspect was high stakes gambler


LAS VEGAS — The Latest on the shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):

11:21 a.m.

A brother of the suspect in the worst U.S. mass shooting in the modern history says Stephen Craig Paddock was “not a normal guy” and frequently played high stakes video poker.

Eric Paddock in an interview in Orlando, Florida, says his 64-year-old brother once “texted me a picture that he won $40,000 on a slot machine.”

He says his brother was “not a normal guy” and “played high stakes video poker.”

Eric Paddock says last had contact with him via text messages in September.

He says his brother being named by authorities as the shooting suspect was “like if an asteroid fell out of the sky.”

Authorities say Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers at an outdoor country-music show in Las Vegas on Sunday night, leaving 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded.

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11:12 a.m.

LOS ANGELES— Authorities say law enforcement members from across California are among those wounded in a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

The Los Angeles Police Department says Monday that an off-duty officer who was shot in the leg is expected to recover.

LA County Sheriff’s officials say two off-duty department employees were hit by gunfire Sunday. One was critically injured and the other is stable.

Orange County authorities say one off-duty sheriff’s deputy and two wives of department employees sustained non-life-threatening wounds.

Bakersfield police say one of its off-duty officers wounded in the gunfire is expected to survive.

Police in Ontario say a 24-year-old officer who was wounded is stable. The officer’s wife had minor injuries.

Sunday’s shooting killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others.

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10:56 a.m.

Police in the Nevada resort town where the shooter in the worst U.S. mass shooting in recent history lived say his home was searched by investigators and that local officers never had contact with him while he was living there.

Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, lived in a three-bedroom house on a cul-de-sac in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada.

Mesquite police officer Quinn Averett referred comment on what was found in Paddock’s home to Las Vegas police investigating the shooting.

Mesquite is a city of about 18,000 people along the state line with Arizona.

Authorities are investigating why Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers at an outdoor country-music show in Las Vegas on Sunday night, leaving 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded.

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