Las Vegas shooting: Brother of Stephen Paddock reveals tumour theory Latest News

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Las Vegas shooting: Brother of Stephen Paddock reveals tumour theory Latest News

Eric Paddock said his brother’s mass shooting spree from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel has left him “dumbfounded” and “destroyed”.

Detectives investigating Paddock, 64, are yet to establish his motive for carrying out the atrocity – the worst mass shooting in US history.

His brother Eric, from Orlando, Florida, has no idea why he went on the murderous spree either but hopes an autopsy may answer questions.

Sobbing as he spoke to reporters on Tuesday, he described his brother – a multimillionaire real estate magnate – as normal guy with no political or religious leanings.


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SHELLSHOCKED: Eric Paddock said he hopes a ‘tumour’ might explain his brother’s murderous spree

He said: “When Steve can do this we’re in deep s**t because there’s just nothing there.

“I hope to hell they find when they do the autopsy that there’s a tumor in his head or something because if they don’t we’re all in trouble.”

To find out his motive authorities have flown in his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, to the US for questioning.

The 62-year-old from Australia arrived at LAX airport in Los Angeles today after being identified as a “person of interest” to the case.


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DUMBFOUNDED: Eric Paddock said he doesn’t know why his brother murdered 58 people


“I hope to hell they find when they do the autopsy that there’s a tumor in his head.”


Eric Paddock

On the day after the shooting, Eric said he believed “something happened” to his brother and he “snapped”.

He added yesterday: “No-one wants to hear this but I’m as touched by this… my brother is dead who wasn’t this guy that did this.

“He’s dead… I liked my brother, he was a good guy.

“This is a horror story in every possible way.”


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MASSACRE: Paddock killed 58 people in the deadliest shooting in US history

Police are now exploring the possibility that Paddock was radicalised before he opened fire on 22,000 concert-goers off the Las Vegas strip.

Las Vegas sheriff Joseph Lombardo said he was “absolutely” confident that investigators will work out his motive.

“This investigation is not ended with the demise of Mr Paddock,” the sheriff said.

“Did this person get radicalised unbeknown to us? And we want to identify that source.”

Paddock fired thousands of rounds of ammunition from “high powered” assault rifles before shooting himself as cops swooped.

A SWAT team blasted through the door of his hotel room where they found his dead body surrounded by used ammunition and 23 guns.

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