President Trump has given an address to the nation following the attack, calling it ‘an act of pure evil’.
‘Scripture teaches us, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit,”‘ Trump said. ‘We seek comfort in those words but we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve.’
Trump also announced that he would travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Meanwhile Eric Paddock, Stephen’s brother, said there was ‘absolutely no indication’ that he was about to do something like this.
He said: ‘He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something’.
Speaking from his home in Orlando, Florida, Eric said: ‘We know absolutely nothing, this is just, we are dumbfounded.
‘We have absolutely no idea. Our condolences go to the victims and all their families’.
He added that his brother had ‘no political affiliation, no religious affiliation, as far as we know’ and that he’d never been ‘an avid gun guy at all’, adding that he was at a loss as to where Stephen got his arsenal of automatic weapons from.
‘He has no military background,’ he added to CBS News.