ABC News- A total of 42 guns were found in the suspected Las Vegas shooter’s hotel room and house, police reported on Monday night.
Las Vegas Police Department Assistant Sheriff Todd R. Fasulo said that 23 guns were found in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino room where suspected shooter Stephen Paddock fired into a crowd, and 19 were found out of his Mesquite, Nevada home.
Law enforcement sources reported on Monday that multiple loaded high-capacity magazines were found in the hotel room.
There were handguns in the room being used by Paddock. Among the guns and ammunition police found were some high-powered rifles considered capable of penetrating police armor.
The additional ammunition indicates that the shooting could have been worse, had police not intervened when they did. Police believe that Paddock took his own life. The shooting left 59 people dead and over 500 injured.
A modified bump stock rifle was also found, which allows a gun to simulate rapid automatic gunfire. Law enforcement officials are currently in the process of examining firearms to determine if they were capable of firing automatically.
One official reported that Paddock had a camera mounted in the room, apparently to record himself.
Tannerite, an explosive used in target practice, was found in a separate location searched by authorities, sources said.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released a statement announcing that it is “currently conducting an urgent trace on firearms recovered from the scene in Las Vegas.”
The shooting is the deadliest in modern U.S. history.
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