Guest next to gunman's room 'shaken'

Stephen Paddock identified as the suspected shooter of the Las Vegas mass shooting
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):

11:30 p.m.

An Australian man who says he had the room next to the gunman’s says he’s “shaken” by Sunday’s attack.

Brian Hodge wasn’t in the room when 64-year-old retired accountant Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor concert across the street, killing 59 people and wounding more than 500. Instead, the 36-year-old was returning to the hotel after dinner, and made it up to the 32nd floor, when shots rang out.

Eventually, Hodge took shelter in the bushes outside the Mandalay Bay hotel.

Paddock had 23 guns in the room where he had been staying since Thursday.

Hodge says it’s ‘unsettling’ to think he had been sleeping next to a room filled with guns and ammunition.

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7:15 p.m.

Investigators have updated the number of firearms they found in the hotel room and home of the Las Vegas shooter.

Assistant Clark County Sheriff Todd Fasulo says officers have found 23 firearms in the Mandalay Bay hotel room of Stephen Craig Paddock and 19 firearms at his home in Mesquite, Nevada.

Fasulo stresses that investigators believe Paddock was the sole shooter.

A concert-goer captured the moment a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 200. Country music star Jason Aldean was performing when the gunfire began. (Oct. 2)

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7 p.m.

Religious leaders, elected officials and mourners have gathered at multiple prayer vigils in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman spoke to mourners in the setting sun Monday evening outside the downtown City Hall.

Several faith leaders led the group in prayer. The crowd later joined in song and held candles.

Several miles away at a cathedral off the Las Vegas Strip, mourners and casino workers gathered to honor the victims and first responders.

The vigils were among a number of memorials being held around the city.

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4:50 p.m.

Police are gathered outside a Reno, Nevada, home that is owned by the Las Vegas shooter.

A dozen officers carrying rifles were at the house in an upscale neighborhood near the state line with California on Monday afternoon. They closed a two-block stretch around the house in a neighborhood that has a community clubhouse with a tennis court and a billiard room.

Three SWAT team trucks and a bomb squad truck accompanied police.

County assessor records say the house is owned by Stephen Craig Paddock, identified as the man who killed 59 people and injured hundreds at a country music concert.

Next-door neighbor Dee McKay said she last saw Paddock in June after he moved to Mesquite, Nevada, where Paddock also owns a home.

She says Paddock said he was a professional gambler and that the home’s garage had a safe the size of a refrigerator.

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4:05 p.m.

Concertgoer Anna Kupchyan says a man she only knows as Zach helped save her and about nine other people from being shot in Las Vegas by shepherding them into an outdoor trailer that served as a bathroom with various stalls.

Kupchyan had traveled from Los Angeles for the concert and was with fans desperately trying to find a way out of the venue when the man told them to get inside.

She said Monday that those inside the trailer heard the shooter fire one round after another and stop occasionally, apparently to reload or switch guns.

A man outside the trailer later ordered them out and told them to flee.

She says she saw bodies sprawled outside, including a man who had been shot in the head.

She got into a taxi with a friend and met two women who let them stay in their hotel room until the danger was over.



 
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