Vegas gunman had at least 23 guns in room - official

2017-10-03 09:24
Students hold a vigil for the Las Vegas massacre victims. (Gregory Bull, AP)

Students hold a vigil for the Las Vegas massacre victims. (Gregory Bull, AP)

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Las Vegas - Two officials familiar with the investigation into the massacre, say authorities found at least 23 guns in the hotel room of the Las Vegas shooter.

Another firearms were found at his home in Mesquite, Nevada.

Stephen Paddock also had two devices that are attached to the stocks of semi-automatic guns to allow fully automatic gunfire. The bump-stock devices have attracted scrutiny in recent years from authorities.

The US officials were briefed by law enforcement and spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Paddock killed at least 59 people and wounded hundreds more in the massacre that targeted a country music concert.

Earlier, the owner of a Utah gun store said Paddock had visited the store several times this year and bought a shotgun after passing a federal gun background check.

Chris Michel said he'd he chatted to Paddock to get to know him and make sure there were no signs that he should not be allowed to buy a gun.

Michel says: "There were no red flags."

He added: "I had no idea he would be capable of this."

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