The Latest: Sheriff says ammonium nitrate in shooter's car

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

3:35 p.m.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says several pounds of ammonium nitrate, a material used to make explosives, was found in the car of the man who authoritie say killed 59 people and wounded 527 others on Sunday by firing down on a crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music festival.

Lombardo also says investigators still want to talk the girlfriend of shooter Stephen Craig Paddock. He says she will be interviewed when she returns from an overseas trip. Lombardo says she’s in Tokyo.


3:20 p.m.

Google and Facebook say they erroneously promoted websites that gave incorrect first and last names for the suspect in a deadly Las Vegas mass shooting before replacing them.

Erroneous posts linked on both services falsely identified the shooter.

Police have identified the shooter as Stephen Craig Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada.

Google said in a statement that a link to the “Politically Incorrect” message board on appeared for several hours in its “Top Stories” search results before its search algorithm replaced it with more relevant results. The 4chan result only appeared “for a small number of queries,” Google said.

Facebook said its security team removed results from the conservative political website “The Gateway Pundit” and other similar posts.


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3:10 p.m.

The owner of a gun shop in Mesquite, Nevada, says the Las Vegas shooter bought firearms there and never gave any indication that he might have been unstable.

Guns & Guitars general manager Christopher Sullivan said in a statement Monday that 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock showed no signs of being unfit to buy guns.

Store spokesman Shawn Vincent declined comment on how many guns Paddock bought and said those details could only be shared with authorities.

Sullivan says all necessary background checks and procedures were followed under local, state and federal laws and that he’s cooperating fully with law enforcement.

Paddock lived in a house in a retirement community in the small city of Mesquite.

A Utah gun store owner has said Paddock visited his shop about a 40-minute drive from Mesquite and purchased a shotgun.


3:05 p.m.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says 59 people have been killed and 527 injured in a mass shooting Sunday night at an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas.


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