Las Vegas Shooter's Laptop Missing Its Hard Drive

Oscar Cross
October 27, 2017

Workers board up a broken window at the Mandalay Bay hotel, where shooter Stephen Paddock conducted his mass shooting along the Las Vegas Strip on October 6, 2017.

The New York Daily News reports that Bruce Paddock was a patient at the Four Seasons Healthcare and Wellness Center in Los Angeles.

Paddock was taken into custody on Wednesday, as part of a joint investigation involving the Los Angeles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an FBI official tells PEOPLE. The evidence was discovered after he was evicted from the Sun Valley business. Lopez did not identify Bruce Paddock as the subject of the investigation. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.

Earlier this week, Paddock said he was concerned about the fate of his brother's remains and had reached out to the coroner's office in Nevada to see if he could claim them.

A gambler who appeared to be a stranger to his neighbours, Mr Paddock amassed dozens of guns and a stockpile of ammunition before gunning down 58 people at a country music concert and injuring hundreds.

Other mass shooters in the United States have left behind writings or manifestos explaining their actions - however deranged those explanations may have been.

While most mass shooters leave behind notes explaining their reasons for committing murder, a few have tried to cover up their tracks like Paddock.

In 2007, Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung Hui removed the hard drive of his computer and disposed of his cell phone shortly before the massacre.

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