Coroner: Las Vegas shooting gunman's ashes given to brother

2018-01-19 14:08
Stephen Paddock, the gunman who killed 58 people and injured over 500 during an open air concert in Las Vegas. (OFF/AFP)

Stephen Paddock, the gunman who killed 58 people and injured over 500 during an open air concert in Las Vegas. (OFF/AFP)

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Las Vegas — Officials in Las Vegas say the cremated remains of the gunman who carried out the worst mass shooting in modern US history have been turned over to his brother.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) said in a statement that Stephen Paddock's ashes were given on Thursday to brother Eric Paddock.

Stephen Paddock killed himself before police reached him in his room on the 32nd floor of a casino-hotel where he opened fire into an outdoor concert October 1.

He killed 58 people and injured hundreds.

Eric Paddock told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he plans to put the ashes in a safe deposit box at a bank instead of at his home in Orlando, Florida.

He declined further comment about his brother in a call with The Associated Press.

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