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Death toll climbs to 59 in US mass shooting

Death toll climbs to 59 in US mass shooting

In the video, officers can be heard instructing people to "Get down!" or to "Go that way!" to get away from the gunfire and seen pulling people to safety and leading them away from the danger.

High up on the hotel's residential floors, a first responder radioed in: "I'm inside the Mandalay Bay on the 31st floor, I can hear automatic fire coming from one floor ahead. one floor above us".

Heavily armed police searched Paddock's home Monday in Mesquite, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas near the Arizona border, looking for clues.

"It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night", the country music artist concluded.

In the hours after the retired accountant committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history - killing 59 and wounding at least 527 - authorities rolled out frightening new details, including the discovery of scopes on rifles at the resort and explosives at his home.

Besides the 10 guns found in the hotel room, police discovered 18 firearms, explosives and thousands of rounds of ammunition at the residence in Mesquite, a town 128 km north of Las Vegas.

Eric Paddock said in a televised interview that his brother was "not an avid gun guy", but he said he did not speak to him often.

Eric Paddock said he showed the FBI three years of text messages from his brother and said he had no information on whether Stephen Paddock had gambling debts or was financially troubled.

Danley had assured her family she has a "clean conscience" following Sunday night's rampage, her brother told ABC News in the Philippines. "He sends me a text that says he won $250,000 at the casino".

A little while after living there, Paddock left Judy a key and asked him to keep an eye on the rarely used house - and to borrow any tools he might want.

Mandalay Bay, the shooter's perch, was open for business, though its streetfront remains cordoned off. All televisions were tuned to sports.

But the Paddock family is no stranger to crime. Twenty-two people were killed and more than 250 were injured in that attack. The visitor from Washington state was at the Cheesecake Factory when the alert came over her phone.

"We are more than just tourists", said Chris Giunchigliani, a Clark County commissioner. One of the ex-wives lives in Southern California, where a large gathering of reporters congregated in her neighborhood. You can also hear sirens blaring as the sounds of gunfire echo.

There was no art on the walls, not even a car in the driveway, Judy said, just a dining chair, a bed and two recliners.

"We have determined, to this point, no connection with an international terrorist group", an FBI spokesman said in a press conference in Las Vegas. Lombardo asked. "We have to try to 'what if' these situations when we train and make sure we have the proper response". "They were all strangers to him".

Paddock's violent transformation has mystified everyone - his brother, investigators and the families he victimized.

The colorful, sparkling wattage of the Strip was interrupted every few blocks by marquees gone black, save for words such as "donation", "blood", "missing", "loved".

"You just didn't know what to do", Akiyoshi said.

Sheriff Lombardo said that it would take time to identify all of the victims.

Computers also began appearing on the breakfast bar, and Paddock once boasted to Don and his wife that he'd won $20,000 playing card games over the Internet. He said it "looked like a college freshman lived there".

"In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one-and it always has", Trump said.

"We advise caution on jumping to conclusions before the facts are in", Liu said.

Paddock had not been flagged by any local, state or federal agency as a potential threat, the sheriff said.

Muzzle flashes could be seen in the dark as the gunman fired away.

The nurse said she was far from alone. Victims fell to the ground, while others fled in panic.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the name of survivor Rusty Dees.