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In the aftermath of the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, which left at least 50 dead and 400 injured, the brother of suspected Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, says his family is “dumbfounded.”
In an interview with Daily Mail, Eric Paddock said he had “absolutely no indication he could do something like this,” adding that his brother had no political or religious affiliations.
“He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something,” Paddock added. “We know absolutely nothing, this is just, we are dumbfounded.”
The suspect's brother said he lives on the other side of the country and that they didn't have “a very close relationship but we talk occasionally." He added that ”[Stephen] has no political affiliation, no religious affiliation, as far as we know. This wasn't a terror attack."
He added that he's now worried that people will come after his family in the wake of the horrific shooting: “Our family is OK, we're sitting in here in our house hoping that everyone doesn't attack us.”
“My mother is 90-years-old, lives down the street from me, we're just completely dumbfounded.”
Authorities found Stephen Paddock dead inside a hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel after he opened fire on 22,000 concert goers Sunday night in Las Vegas, killing at least 50 and injuring over 400.
At this point, officials have no official motive associated with the shooting and are not calling it a terrorist attack.