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USA: Faces of The Dead in Las Vegas

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Killed in the Las Vegas massacre: The first of 58 dead and 527 injured are identified including a kindergarten teacher, an ex-cheerleader, a wife who died in her husband’s arms, two Army vets, and a heroic male nurse, 29, who saved his surgeon wife

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  • At least 58 people were killed and 527 injured after shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sonny Melton, a 29-year-old nurse, was fatally shot in the back as he and wife Heather tried to flee
  • Jordan McIldoon, 23, a mechanic’s apprentice, was at the festival with his girlfriend when he was shot dead
  • Quinton Robbins, 20, of Henderson, Nevada, along with kindergarten teacher and mother-of-two Jenny Parks and Susan Smith, 53, an office manager for the Simi Valley Unified School District were also killed
  • Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, reportedly died in her husband Tony Burditus’ arms just minutes after posting a picture of themselves at the festival
  • Mom-of-four Jessica Klymchuk, Adrian Murfitt, 35, John Phippen, Rhonda LeRocque, Dana Gardner, Bailey Schweitzer, Angie Gomez, school secretary Lisa Romero, and Charleston Hartfield were also victims
  • Melissa Ramirez, who was a graduate of California State University at Bakersfield, and 35-year-old special education teacher Sandy Casey were also killed in the horrific shooting 
  • Mother-of-three, Neysa Tonks, was identified by family members; she leaves behind her three sons
  • Rachael Parker, 33, was with fellow off-duty officers when Paddock opened fire, she later died at the hospital
  • Military veteran Christopher Roybal, Erick Silva, Tom Day Jr, and attorney Jennifer Irvine were all identified as victims who died in the shooting
  • Austin Davis, Brennan Stewart, Jack Beaton, Kurt Von Tillow, 55, and Hannah Ahlers were identified Monday
  • Shooter was identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, who opened fire from a 32nd floor room of Mandalay Bay Hotel after 10pm Sunday night
  • Police say they breached Paddock’s room and found him dead inside alongside an ‘arsenal’ of weapons  
  • Cops located his girlfriend Marilou Danley, 62, for questioning, but don’t believe she’s involved in the shooting
  • It’s the deadliest shooting in US history – eclipsing last year’s massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida

The first shooting victims have been identified after 58 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday in what has become the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

Sonny Melton, 29, Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, Lisa Romero, Jordan McIldoon, 23, Jessica Klymchuk, 28, Jenny Parks, Susan Smith, 53, and Adrian Murfitt, 35, all lost their lives when 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock of nearby Mesquite, Nevada began shooting from his hotel room across the street at the Mandalay Bay Casino.

John Phippen, Rhonda LeRocque, Dana Gardner, Quinton Robbins, 20, Bailey Schweitzer, Angie Gomez, and Carrie Barnette were killed in the mass shooting.

Melissa Ramirez, who was a graduate of California State University at Bakersfield, Erick Silva, Tom Day Jr and 35-year-old special education teacher Sandy Casey were also killed in the horrific shooting.

Another 527 people were injured in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

Melton’s wife Heather, a surgeon, who was with him watching Jason Aldean at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, says her brave and selfless husband died saving her life.

‘He saved my life. He grabbed me and started running when I felt him get shot in the back,’ she told WSMV. ‘I want everyone to know what a kind-hearted, loving man he was, but at this point, I can barely breathe.’

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Sonny Melton, 29, died saving his surgeon wife Heather's life when Stephen Craig Paddock of nearby Mesquite, Nevada began shooting from his hotel room across the street at the Mandalay Bay Casino

Sonny Melton, 29, died saving his surgeon wife Heather’s life when Stephen Craig Paddock of nearby Mesquite, Nevada began shooting from his hotel room across the street at the Mandalay Bay Casino

Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, was among the 58 people murdered at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday. She is pictured with her husband Tony Burditus at the festival in a photograph she posted to Facebook at around 9.30pm PDT - just minutes before the gunman opened fire

Jessica Klymchuk

Quinton Robbins,

Mom-of-four Jessica Klymchuk (left) and Quinton Robbins, 20, (right) are among the 58 people who were gunned down and killed during the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival last night

Jordan McIlldoon (left) was reportedly among the 59 people who lost their lives during the mass shooting. McIlldoon is pictured above in Las Vegas last year, with a woman who appears to be his girlfriend

Lisa Romero Jordan McIlldoon (left) and Lisa Romero (right) are reportedly among the 58 people who lost their lives during the mass shooting

Adrian Murfitt, 35, was confirmed dead by a close friend who was also at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas

Married mother-of-two, and kindergarten teacher Jenny Parks was also killed in the carnage

Susan Smith, an office manager for the Simi Valley Unified School District since 2001, was also killed a spokeswoman for the district confirmed

Dana Gardner

Rhonda LeRocque

John Phippen

Former cheerleader, Angie Gomez, who graduated from Riverside Polytechnic HS, in California, is among the 57 other people killed in the tragedy on Sunday

Former cheerleader, Angie Gomez, who graduated from Riverside Polytechnic HS, in California, is among the 57 other people killed in the tragedy on Sunday

The couple lived in Big Sandy, Tennessee, where Melton worked as a registered nurse in an emergency room and ICU at Henry County Medical Center.

His wife works at the hospital and he aided her in the operating room. They married in 2016.

‘We were the couple that never should have met, fallen in love or had a future together….but life is funny and we believe God brought us together as soul mates,’ read their wedding page on The Knot. ‘We have shared amazing times together and nearly unbearable heartaches but through it all we have grown stronger in our love for each other and our families.’

Mother-of-two, and kindergarten teacher Jenny Parks, of Lancaster, LA in California, was also killed in the carnage.

Her aunt, Rhonda Boyle, wrote on Facebook: ‘It’s a sad day for me and my family my niece was murdered killed by that SOB in Los Vegas. Please pray for me and my family, she was a sweet woman… and a good mother.’

She leaves behind her husband Bobby Parks, 39, and their two kids.

Rachael Parker was with fellow off-duty officers from Manhattan Beach, California when Paddock opened fire.

Parker, 33, was a records technician for the force for 10 years, the agency said in a statement. She died at the hospital.

Bailey Schweitzer, of Bakersfield, California, was the 13th Vegas mass shooting victim to be identified on social media

Carrie Barnette was a Pacifica High School graduate who was killed in the shooting

Victims Bailey Schweitzer, of Bakersfield, California, (left) and Carrie Barnette, a Pacifica High School graduate (right)

Melissa Ramirez (pictured), who was a graduate of California State University at Bakersfield, was also killed in the shooting

Sandy Casey (pictured), 35, special education teacher from southern California were also killed in the horrific shooting

Melissa Ramirez (pictured), who was a graduate of California State University at Bakersfield, was also killed in the shooting. Sandy Casey (right), 35, special education teacher from southern California were also killed in the horrific shooting

Rachael Parker (pictured) was with fellow off-duty officers from Manhattan Beach, California when Paddock opened fire. Parker, 33, was a records technician for the force for 10 years, the agency said in a statement. She died at the hospital

Charleston Hartfield

Rachael Parker (left) was with fellow off-duty officers from Manhattan Beach, California when Paddock opened fire. Parker, 33, was a records technician for the force for 10 years, the agency said in a statement. She died at the hospital. Charleston Hartfield (right) was also among the 58 victims

Mother-of-three, Neysa Tonks (pictured), was the latest victim to be identified. Her family started a GoFundMe account in order to raise money for her three sons

Jennifer Irvine (pictured) was also identified by her friends on Monday. Irvine was a graduate of University of San Diego and California Western School of Law, and was a family law attorney

Mother-of-three, Neysa Tonks (pictured), was the latest victim to be identified. Her family started a GoFundMe account in order to raise money for her three sons. San Diego attorney Jennifer Irvine (right) was also identified by her friends on Monday. Irvine was a graduate of University of San Diego and California Western School of Law, and was a family law attorney

Erick Silva

Erick Silva (left) and Tom Day Jr (right) were also identified as two of the victims by family and friends

Mother-of-three, Neysa Tonks, was the latest victim to be identified. Her family started a GoFundMe account in order to raise money for her three sons.

Denise Salmon Burditus, 50, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, reportedly died in her husband of 32 years, Tony Burditus’ arms just minutes after posting a picture of themselves at the festival.

Burditus, a semi-retired grandmother and mom, according to Facebook, regularly posted loving posts about her husband Tony – her high school sweetheart from Hedgesville High School. The couple had moved around a lot, according to friends, but had recently returned to Martinsburg to settle down.

Her friend Jeanette McNally said she was in ‘complete shock and grief’ at her loss.

‘Beautiful Denise Salmon Burditus life was taken during the attack on Las Vegas,’ she wrote. ‘What a loss.

‘I’m just praying for comfort for their shattered hearts. Her family…Her adoring husband…Her beautiful children and grandbabies…Her friends whom she loved like family.’

Christopher Roybal was identified by his mother as the 25th victim

Roybal was killed just a week before his birthday

Christopher Roybal (left and right) was identified by his mother as the 25th victim. The military veteran served in Afghanistan & would’ve turned 29 years old next week

Jack Beaton (right) was identified as the 26th victim killed in the shooting on Sunday. He and his wife, Laurie (pictured), attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival together. They had been married 23 years 

Jack Beaton (right) was identified as the 26th victim killed in the shooting on Sunday. He and his wife, Laurie (pictured), attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival together. They had been married 23 years

This was the last photo Beaton posted of his family and friends during their third day attending the music festival 

This was the last photo Beaton posted of his family and friends during their third day attending the music festival

Kurt Von Tillow, 55, was a 'loving husband, father and grandfather,' his grieving family said after confirming he was among the 58 victims killed. He was with his wife in Las Vegas during the tragedy

Kurt Von Tillow, 55, was a ‘loving husband, father and grandfather,’ his grieving family said after confirming he was among the 58 victims killed. He was with his wife in Las Vegas during the tragedy

Davis was from Riverside, California

Stewart was living in Las Vegas at the time

Austin Davis (left) and Brennan Stewart (right) were also identified by family members on social media late Monday night as victims of the shooting. Davis was from Riverside, California, while Stewart was living in Las Vegas

Hannah Ahlers was identified as another victim of the shooting late Monday night. She had been married to her husband Brian since 2001

Hannah Ahlers was identified as another victim of the shooting late Monday night. She had been married to her husband Brian since 2001

While Gallup School District confirmed that Romero, a secretary at Miyamura High School, in New Mexico, was also among the dead. Superintendent Mike Hyatt sent out an email to district staffers, saying ‘our prayers go out to her family during this tragic time.’

Adrian Murfitt, from Anchorage, also died at the concert, according to his friend, Brian MacKinnon, who attended the festival with him.

MacKinnon told KTUU that Murfitt was ‘one of the happiest people I know’ and that the ‘wrong person’ had died.

San Diego attorney Jennifer Irvine was also identified as one the victims killed in the shooting by her friends on Monday.

Irvine was a graduate of University of San Diego and California Western School of Law, according to her LinkedIn page.

She became a family law attorney and opened her own practice.

Susan Smith, 53, an office manager for the Simi Valley Unified School District since 2001, was also killed a spokeswoman for the district confirmed. Smith was said to be a big country music fan and was the ‘hub’ and ‘heart’ of Vista Elementary School, where she worked for three years.

‘She was wonderful. She had a great sense of humor. She’s patient and kind,’ spokesman Jake Finch told the Ventura County Star.

Hundreds of rounds of automatic gunfire were reported by witnesses at the scene; one woman in the Mandalay Bay said that there was a shooter on the 32nd floor, and that they had killed a security guard

A man lies on top of a woman as others flee the music festival grounds. She appears to be alive and moving

A man lays on top of a woman as others flee the music festival grounds. She appeared to be alive and moving

A body lies under a sheet on The Strip in Las Vegas as police secure the area after 58 people were killed on SundayA body lies under a sheet on The Strip in Las Vegas as police secure the area after 58 people were killed on Sunday.

Vista PTA released a statement which read: ‘Our hearts are full of sorrow for the passing of Susan Smith. She was a wonderful woman, an advocate for our children, and a friend.’

Bailey Schweitzer, of Bakersfield, California, who worked with Infinity Communications, Carrie Barnette, a Pacifica High School graduate and former cheerleader, Angie Gomez, who graduated from Riverside Polytechnic HS, in California, were also named as victims.

A coworker of Schweitzer, Katelynn Cleveland, wrote: ‘We love you Bailey and our work will never be the same.’

Meanwhile, an old friend of Barnette, Ashley Cordelia – who lived just two houses away from the victim, described her as a ‘sweet soul’.

‘What really hurts is that all of those people were having a good time and someone abruptly brought that all to an end. Be free, rest with Jesus, and with your grandparents… we will honor your memory and cherish the times we had with you.’

Rhonda LeRocque, a minister’s wife, from Tewksbury, Massachusetts, had been at the concert with her six-year-old daughter, father-in-law and husband of 20 years, Jason. Her father-in-law had just taken LeRocque’s daughter home when the gunfire began.

Moment man points out shooter shooting from Las Vegas hotel room

A Monday morning photo shows two windows blown out on the 32nd floor. Police believe Paddock was firing out of both

A Monday morning photo shows two windows blown out on the 32nd floor. Police believe Paddock was firing out of both

LeRocque died instantly after being shot in the back of the head.

Her devastated family told Boston 25 News that she was a country music lover, who loved her family and dreamed of owning her own company one day.  She was ‘close to perfection as you can get,’ they said.

Fellow victim John Phippen, of Santa Clarita, California, was at the concert with his son Travis – a medic – when he was shot dead.

Travis, who was shot in the arm, was able to patch up at least 14 others at the scene, but tragically wasn’t able to save his own father.

John, who owned remodeling and repair company JP Specialties, in Clarita, was remembered by friends as a ‘good man’ and an ‘amazing soul’ who would often like to sing as he worked.

He had a ‘smile that would light up a room,’ friend Thomas Polucki told KHTS. ‘He will be missed.’

Two Canadians were among the dozens killed in the mass shooting McIldoon, 23, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, and Klymchuk, a mother-of-four, visiting Vegas with her fiance from Edmonton.

Klymchuk was a librarian and school bus driver at St Stephen’s School in Valleyview, Canada. Superintendent Betty Turpin, of the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division, passed on her condolences to the family for the ‘unimaginable attack’.

Premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley, added on Twitter: ‘Our hearts go out to the loved ones of Jessica Klymchuk, an Albertan who was killed in the Las Vegas attack. We are so sorry for your loss.’

PICTURED: Stephen Craig Paddock (right) killed at least 58 people and injured 527 in a shooting at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night. He's pictured above with Marilou Danley, who he lives with

PICTURED: Stephen Craig Paddock (right) killed at least 58 people and injured 527 in a shooting at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night. He’s pictured above with Marilou Danley, who he lives with

Police are now searching for Marilou Danley (pictured) whom they say may have information on the shooter as she was his roommate or companion

Marilou Danley

Police detained Marilou Danley, described as Paddock’s ‘companion’ and his roommate, in the early hours of Monday morning. They said they don’t believe she was involved in the shooting

Danley (pictured) was initially called a person of interest in the shooting, because she appeared to have checked into the hotel with him. But when police called her after the shooting, they found out she had been out of the country and that Danley had used her ID to check into the hotel alone on September 28

Automatic gunfire and siren audible from Las Vegas hotel room

Danley (pictured) was initially called a person of interest in the shooting, because she appeared to have checked into the hotel with him. But when police called her after the shooting, they found out she had been out of the country and that Danley had used her ID to check into the hotel alone on September 28

McIldoon, 23, was attending the festival with his girlfriend, his parents told CBC, when he was gunned down.

Fellow festival goer Heather Gooze of Spring Valley, Nevada spread word of his death on Facebook.

‘Friends and family, I am OK. I am right outside of the festival grounds. We are not allowed to go anywhere,’ Gooze wrote Monday morning. ‘I am with a young man who died in my arms! RIP Jordan McIldoon from British Columbia. I can’t believe this just happened!!!’

McIldoon’s parents, who are flying down to Las Vegas, said he was a heavy-duty mechanic’s apprentice and was soon to attend trade school.

‘We only had one child,’ they said. ‘We just don’t know what to do.’

His grandfather Bob McIldoon told CityNews Vancouver: ‘It’s a terrible thing, terrible for everyone.’

Quinton Robbins, 20, of Henderson, Nevada, is another shooting victim who was identified by family and friends on social media.

His aunt, Kilee Wells Sanders, confirmed on Facebook that Quinton had died on Sunday night, describing him as ‘the most kind and loving soul.’ ‘Everyone who met him, loved him. His contagious laugh and smile. He was truly an amazing person. He will be missed by so many, he is loved by so many.’

Robbins studied at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and worked as a recreational assistant at the City of Henderson.

‘Quinton was a pay-it-forward kinda guy,’ Tyce Jones, a long time friend of the family, told Newsweek. ‘Always had a smile on his face and was a nice guy. He loved his family and loved to coach his little brother’s flag football team. He will be missed.

Charleston Hartfield, 34, was a Las Vegas police officer, youth football coach, and military veteran.

In a Facebook post, the Henderson Cowboys mourned their beloved coach.

‘Coach Hartfield touched many lives both on and off the field. He was a great man who we all lost way too early,’ the team said. ‘Players and alumni, Coach Chucky would want you to keep to the plan and keep moving forward,’ the team added.

Dana Gardner, a Deputy Recorder and longtime employee at the San Bernardino County Clerk’s office, was described as a ‘dedicated public servant’ and ‘a great employee,’ by County Clerk Bob Dutton.

She died after being shot twice at the concert, once in the arm and another in the chest, The Sun reported.

‘Everybody here is still in shock. They’re waiting for (Gardner) to walk through the door,’ Dutton said.

Jack Beaton was identified as the 26th victim killed in the shooting on Sunday. He and his wife, Laurie, attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival together. They had been married 23 years. Friends and family posted heartfelt tributes about their beloved relative, who they say shielded his wife when the gunman opened fire.

One friend wrote on Facebook: ‘Jack was a very awesome man father husband and friend. I’m very saddened by his tragic death and those who had to witness it as friends. I am also praying for a healing hand for his wife and kids. Rip you crazy fun loving sucker.’

Kurt Von Tillow, 55, was a ‘loving husband, father and grandfather,’ his grieving family said after confirming he was among the 58 victims killed. He was with his wife in Las Vegas during the tragedy.

Austin Davis, Brennan Stewart and Hannah Ahlers were also identified by family members on social media late Monday night as victims of the shooting. Davis was from Riverside, California, while Stewart was living in Las Vegas. Ahlers had been married to her husband Brian since 2001.

About 22,000 people were attending the third day of the country music festival, which featured top acts like Eric Church and Sam Hunt.

Photos of the hotel on Monday morning show two windows on the 32nd floor shattered. It’s believed that Paddock was staying in a large suite or connected rooms and was shooting down on the concertgoers below from both windows.

Paddock's brother Eric said he wasn't religious, political or had any mental illness that he knew of 

Paddock’s brother Eric said he wasn’t religious, political, nor did he have any mental illness that he knew of

Stephen Paddock, right, seen with his brother Eric in this undated image provided to the Today show 

Stephen Paddock (right) is seen with his brother Eric in this undated image provided to the Today show

Police were able to pinpoint where the shooter was firing from because the gunfire set off fire alarms in the hotel.

They responded to the room and breached the door using explosives. But by the time they entered the room it was too late – Paddock had shot himself dead. Inside the room, they found an ‘arsenal’ of 23 firearms.

Paddock had four Daniel Defense DDM4 rifles, three FN-15s and other rifles made by Sig Sauer.

It appears that he bought the gun legally and at least six of the weapons were purchased at a Cabela’s in Verdi, Nevada.

Others were purchased from Discount Firearms and Ammo, a few blocks from the strip in Las Vegas, and at  Guns and Guitars located in Mesquite.

Records show that Paddock had owned at least 30 guns at one point.

On Monday morning, heavily-armed police raided Paddock’s home in a retirement community in Mesquite, which he shared with his girlfriend Marilou Danley. Authorities found another 19 guns at the home.

Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner said police surrounded and entered the single-family where Paddock lived.

He said Danley was not at the house and police saw ‘no movement’ inside before serving a search warrant at the one-story, three-bedroom home in the Sun City Mesquite retirement community. Tanner said detectives from Las Vegas and North Las Vegas were at the scene.

Danley, 62, was initially called a person of interest in the shooting, because she appeared to have checked into the hotel with him. But when police called her after the shooting, they found out she had been out of the country and that Danley had used her ID to check into the hotel alone on September 28. They no longer believe she had anything to do with the massacre.

NBC News reported that Paddock was going through a divorce at the time, but it’s unclear who his estranged wife is. Paddock’s brother Eric described Marilou as a ‘nice lady’ who was dating his brother.

Investigations are still ongoing and police have not yet determined a motive. Paddock was not believed to be connected to any militant group, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said.

Heather Melton (left) said her husband Sonny (right) saved her life as gunfire rang out at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday. He was shot in the back and died, while Heather survived. The two are pictured above showing off their festival passes

Heather Melton (left) said her husband Sonny (right) saved her life as gunfire rang out at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday. He was shot in the back and died, while Heather survived. The two are pictured above showing off their festival passes

Lisa Romero

Sonny Melton

Melton’s (right) wife Heather, who was with him watching Jason Aldean at the festival, said her brave and selfless husband died saving her life. Romero (left) was a secretary at Miyamura High School. She was shot and killed at the festival

Quinton Robbins

Quinton RobbinsRobbins (left and right, with a girl who appears to be his girlfriend) studied at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and worked as a recreational assistant at the City of Henderson

McIldoon's (left) parents said he was a heavy-duty mechanic's apprentice and was soon to attend trade school

McIldoon’s (left) parents said he was a heavy-duty mechanic’s apprentice and was soon to attend trade school

Married mother-of-two, and kindergarten teacher Jenny Parks (pictured with her husband Bobby) was described by her family as a 'sweet woman... and a good mother'

Married mother-of-two, and kindergarten teacher Jenny Parks (pictured with her husband Bobby) was described by her family as a ‘sweet woman… and a good mother’

Gardner (pictured) of Grand Terrace, California, worked for the County of San Bernardino

Bailey SchweitzerGardner (left) of Grand Terrace, California, worked for the County of San Bernardino. She and Bailey Schweitzer (right), were both shot dead

Rhonda LeRocque is pictured with her minister husband Jason and their daughter. Her daughter was taken away from the music festival by her father-in-law just minutes before the gunman opened fire

 Rhonda LeRocque is pictured with her minister husband Jason and their daughter. Her daughter was taken away from the music festival by her father-in-law just minutes before the gunman opened fire

Angie Gomez, who was a 2015 graduate of Riverside Polytechnic High School, was one of the 58 victims killed in the shooting Angie Gomez, who was a 2015 graduate of Riverside Polytechnic High School, was one of the 58 victims killed in the shooting

Parker was an officer with the Manhattan Beach Police Department in California. She was a police records technician for the department

Parker was an officer with the Manhattan Beach Police Department in California. She was a police records technician for the department

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the gunman was a recent convert to Islam. But officials said there is no evidence that Paddock was connected to any international terror organization.

President Donald Trump was quick to pay his respects to the victims, tweeting Monday morning: ‘My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!’

Later in the morning, he gave a press conference on the shooting from the White House, calling the deadly incident a ‘senseless murder’ and ‘an act of pure evil’.

‘We pray for the day that evil is banished and the innocent are safe from hatred and fear,’ Trump said. ‘May God bless the souls of the lives that our lost, may God give us the grace of healing and may God provide the healing family with the strength to carry on.’

Trump plans to fly to Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with first responders, the injured and the families of the victims.

Paddock was a local resident with no prior criminal convictions in the state of Nevada. He lived just 90 minutes outside Las Vegas in the city of Mesquite, where he purchased a home in a retirement community for just over $369,000 in 2015 according to public records.

Paddock had both hunting and fishing licenses according to public records, as well as his pilot’s license.

The retired accountant had worked as an internal auditor at Lockheed Martin for three years in the late 1980s, and was a manager and investor in apartment complexes located in Mesquite, Texas and California which made him millions, according to his brother.

Paddock was also the son of Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, a serial bank robber who ended up on the FBI Most Wanted list back in 1969 when he escaped from federal prison in Texas while serving a 20 years sentence.

The FBI kept him on the list for the next eight years, and he was eventually found one year after he was removed from the list in 1978 while outside an Oregon Bingo hall.

The agency said that the fugitive had been ‘diagnosed as psychopathic’ and also had possible ‘suicidal tendencies’.

Paddock is retired and often visits Las Vegas to gamble, his brother told NBC News. Eric said police identified his brother through a wallet that was found on his body.

In an interview with DailyMail.com, Eric said that something must have happened to his brother to make him snap.

President Trump has sent his 'warmest condolences and sympathies' to the victims of the worst mass shooting in American history

President Trump sent his ‘warmest condolences and sympathies’ to the victims of the worst mass shooting in American history

President Trump spoke about the shooting at a morning press conference, calling it a 'senseless murder' and 'an act of pure evil'

‘He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something,’ Eric said from his home in Orlando, Florida.

‘We know absolutely nothing, this is just, we are dumbfounded.’

Eric said his brother wasn’t religious, political or had any mental illness that he knows of. The last time he spoke with him was after Hurricane Maria, when Paddock called to check in on their 90-year-old mother.

‘Our condolences to everyone,’ Eric said. ‘We just don’t understand. It’s like an asteroid just fell out of the sky and we have no reason, rhyme, rationale, excuse – there’s just nothing.’

Records show that Paddock sued The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas in September 2012, after he ‘slipped and fell on an obstruction on the floor’ and suffered injuries. The lawsuit was dropped in October 2014.

In a Monday morning press conference, Sheriff Lombardo said Paddock was cited several years ago but he said it was a ‘normal practice in the court system’. Lombardo did not give further details on that citation.

 Las Vegas concert attack is America’s deadliest mass shooting.

Paddock lived in a retirement community on a golf course  A general view of the property believed to be the residence of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock situated in Mesquite, NV

Local Police seal off the road leading to Vegas shooter Stephen Paddocks home in Mesquite, NV as they facilitate the arrival of further assets involved in the execution of a search warrant on the propertyLocal Police sealed off the road leading to Vegas shooter Stephen Paddocks home in Mesquite, NV as they facilitate the arrival of further assets involved in the execution of a search warrant on the property

Police continue to search for two vehicles connected to Lombardo – a Hyundai Tucson with a Nevada license plate 114B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring with a Nevada license plate 79D401.

Paddock previously owned a home in Isle de Viera, Florida. A couple who lived next door to him, Don and Sharon Judy, said he only visited a handful of times in the two years he owned it.

‘He seemed normal, other than that he lived by gambling. He was very open about that,’ Sharon Judy told Florida Today. ‘First time we ever met him, he handed us the key to the house and said, ‘Hey, would keep an eye on the house, we’re only going to be here every now and then.”

On the times that they visited the home, they say it was sparsely furnished, with only a few chairs, a bed in each bedroom and a few laptops.

Paddock reportedly told them that he and his girlfriend would stay up all night gambling. They say they never saw weapons inside the home.

Las Vegas police sweep through a convention center area during a lockdown Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the Tropicana Las Vegas following an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas police sweep through a convention center area during a lockdown Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the Tropicana Las Vegas following an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip

Festival-goers, crouch in cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire rained down on crowds

People assist a wounded woman at the Tropicana hotel, which is located close to where the Route 91 festival was being heldPeople assist a wounded woman at the Tropicana hotel, which is located close to where the Route 91 festival was being held

First responders and bystanders carry an injured person to an emergency station located at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave - one block north of the shooting

Officers are seen outside the Mandalay Bay hotel, where the shooter was holed up in a room on the 32nd floor

Witnesses said ‘hundreds’ of rounds of ammunition were emptied into the crowd, with Paddock stopping several times to reload as he carried out his massacre.

Above, a view of a typical double room in the Mandalay Bay hotel. It's unclear what kind of room Paddock was staying in

Paddocks' former home in Florida is pictured above 

Paddocks’ former home in Florida is pictured above

Among those shot dead at the concert was an off-duty Las Vegas Metro Police officer. Attendees said a large number of law enforcement and military personnel had been attending the show.

Two on-duty Las Vegas police officers who engaged the shooter were hospitalized. One of the officers was critically injured, but is now in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

The other officer suffered minor injuries. Neither have been identified. Two officers with the Las Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies were also injured in the shooting. One is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition. Their names have not been released either.

All of the ambulances in the area were deployed to the location, and the victims were taken to two hospitals.

University Medical Center said they took in 104 of the injured patients.

Las Vegas authorities are calling for blood donations and setting up a hotline to report missing people in the wake of a mass shooting. Las Vegas police said Monday that it will take time to identify all of the injured.

Fears are mounting over the missing wife of a California police officer after he told her to run in the aftermath of the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting.

San Francisco Police Officer Vinnie Etcheber and his wife, Stacee, were attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival when bullets began raining down on the crowd.

Vinnie urged Stacee, 50, and their two friends to run while he stayed behind and assisted the wounded.

Now, the family is trying to spread the word in hopes that somebody who has information about Stacee will contact them.

The number to report missing people is (866) 535-5654. Police have also opened a ‘family reunification center’ for people to find loved ones at 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd, in Building B.

Las Vegas police said anyone who wants to help can give blood at one of two locations in Las Vegas and nearby Henderson. A blood drive is also being planned.

Police run to cover at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay shooting

At first he didn't seem to understand what was happening, and continued playing for around 10 seocnds as shots were fired; he was then rushed off the stage

This photograph shows a bullet hole left in the wall of a metal building in which fleeing bystanders had hidden

This photograph shows a bullet hole left in the wall of a metal building in which fleeing bystanders had hidden

Police continue to search for two vehicles connected to Lombardo – a Hyundai Tucson with a Nevada license plate 114B40 and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring with a Nevada license plate 79D401.

Paddock previously owned a home in Isle de Viera, Florida. A couple who lived next door to him, Don and Sharon Judy, said he only visited a handful of times in the two years he owned it.

‘He seemed normal, other than that he lived by gambling. He was very open about that,’ Sharon Judy told Florida Today. ‘First time we ever met him, he handed us the key to the house and said, ‘Hey, would keep an eye on the house, we’re only going to be here every now and then.”

On the times that they visited the home, they say it was sparsely furnished, with only a few chairs, a bed in each bedroom and a few laptops.

Paddock reportedly told them that he and his girlfriend would stay up all night gambling. They say they never saw weapons inside the home.

Among those shot dead at the concert was an off-duty Las Vegas Metro Police officer. Attendees said a large number of law enforcement and military personnel had been attending the show.

Two on-duty Las Vegas police officers who engaged the shooter were hospitalized. One of the officers was critically injured, but is now in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

The other officer suffered minor injuries. Neither have been identified. Two officers with the Las Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies were also injured in the shooting. One is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition. Their names have not been released either.

All of the ambulances in the area were deployed to the location, and the victims were taken to two hospitals.

University Medical Center said they took in 104 of the injured patients.

Las Vegas authorities are calling for blood donations and setting up a hotline to report missing people in the wake of a mass shooting. Las Vegas police said Monday that it will take time to identify all of the injured.

Fears are mounting over the missing wife of a California police officer after he told her to run in the aftermath of the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting.

San Francisco Police Officer Vinnie Etcheber and his wife, Stacee, were attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival when bullets began raining down on the crowd.

Vinnie urged Stacee, 50, and their two friends to run while he stayed behind and assisted the wounded.

Now, the family is trying to spread the word in hopes that somebody who has information about Stacee will contact them.

The number to report missing people is (866) 535-5654. Police have also opened a ‘family reunification center’ for people to find loved ones at 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd, in Building B.

Las Vegas police said anyone who wants to help can give blood at one of two locations in Las Vegas and nearby Henderson. A blood drive is also being planned.

Police run to cover at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay shooting