The shooter, whose motive remains unknown, was 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. He fired into the crowd for almost eleven minutes and was later found dead in his hotel room with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. With 59 deaths (including the perpetrator) and 489 injuries, the massacre is the deadliest mass shooting by a lone gunman in U.S. history.
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There’s much about the mass shootings in Las Vegas that doesn’t fit patterns of other attacks, according to Rowan University Law & Justice Studies Professor Joel Capellan, an expert in mass public shootings and lone-wolf terrorism.