A man suspected of selling armor-piercing bullets to the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people at a music festival has been charged with conspiracy to manufacture and sell the ammunition without a license.
Law Enforcement officials say they believe US mass murderer Stephen Paddock acted alone during the rampage in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week that killed 58 people and wounded 489 others, the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Stephen Paddock, who killed 59 people and injured hundreds more in last week’s shooting spree in Las Vegas, had carefully calculated the trajectory and the drop of the bullets he fired at the crowd of more than 20,000 people attending a country music festival, police officers who were the first to enter his hotel room told media.
The mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday night that left at least 59 people dead and over 500 wounded was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history and once again highlighted America's extreme rate of gun violence.
The gunman opened fire from more than 1,200 feet away, raining rounds onto a concert crowd at a frequency that sounded to experts like it came from a gun common to the battlefield but rarely used in crimes: a fully automatic rifle.