You may have been wondering, as my colleague, The Root staff writer Monique Judge, recently did, why “Las Vegas shooter” is trending again. It’s because authorities have found a mass of child pornography on his computer, according to authorities.
On Oct. 1, 2017, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock acted as a sniper from his hotel room, shooting into a crowd attending a music festival, killing 58 people and injuring more than 700 others.
Clark County, Nev., Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who had not held a press conference since October, said Friday that during the investigation, detectives uncovered “several hundred images of child pornography” on Paddock’s hard drive, according to the New York Daily News. At this time, police have not located the source of the photos.
As reported earlier by The Root, Paddock’s brother, Bruce, was previously arrested in Los Angeles for possession of child pornography in an investigation separate from the Las Vegas attack.
Lombardo spoke to reporters about the contents of an 81-page report, which outlined the child pornography, as well as Paddock’s Google history, which included other possible targets, such as Fenway Park in Boston and the Santa Monica beach in California.
Lombardo also noted that at this time, Paddock’s longtime girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who was in the Philippines at the time of the attack, would not be charged in the case.
Police still have no motive as to Paddock’s actions in Las Vegas.
Read more at the New York Daily News.