Updated: 7:18am – Eric Paddock said his wealthy brother was a big spender at casinos and often received free meals and rooms there. He also described Stephen as quite different from other people.

AP quoted Eric as saying: “He was a guy who had money. He went on cruises and gambled.” Also Read: Who is Stephen Paddock? 

Las Vegas shooting: This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, killing dozens and wounding hundreds. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP)

According to the authorities, Stephen Craig Paddock was living in Mesquite, Nevada, and authorities say he previously lived in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas, from 2004 to 2012, and possibly longer. His father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was a notorious bank robber who wound up on the FBI’s most wanted list after escaping from prison in 1968.

Prayer vigils conducted

Las Vegas shooting: A woman cries while hiding inside the Sands Corporation plane hangar after a mass shooting in which dozens were killed at the Route 91 Harvest country festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Al Powers/Invsion/AP)

Various elected officials, religious leaders have gathered at numerous prayer vigils in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman reportedly spoke to mourners on Monday evening outside the downtown City Hall. Several faith leaders led the group in prayer. The crowd later joined in song and held candles. Several miles away at a cathedral off the Las Vegas Strip, mourners and casino workers gathered to honour the victims and first responders. The vigils were among a number of memorials being held around the city.

-Indian Express

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