Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s horrific act of mass murder has yielded pain, sorrow and many many unanswered questions.
On Tuesday, we got a bit more information, as the first images of the arsenal of weapons assembled by the gunman emerged online.
Jacqui Heinrich, a Boston reporter for FOX 25 TV shared an exclusive first look at some of Paddock's guns on Twitter:
Since then, more images have trickled out from the horrific scene of the crime:
Reports indicate that at least 23 firearms, some ammo, a bipod, optics, and a hammer -- that was most likely used to smash out the windows -- were strewn about the luxury room, which towered 32 floors above the concert venue, where 58 innocents died and 489 people were injured.
In addition, authorities recovered 19 firearms plus explosives and several thousand rounds of ammunition from Paddock’s home in Mesquite, Nevada and found several pounds of ammonium nitrate, which is used to make explosives, in Paddock’s car.
Law enforcement officials had hoped to learn more about Paddock's motives from his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who has returned from The Philippines and is cooperating with the investigation. In a statement she said that Paddock "never said anything to me, or took any action that I was aware of, that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen."
"It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone."
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