Las Vegas gunman was multimillionaire, gambler, lived quiet life before massacre
October 3, 2017
Before he opened fire late Sunday — killing at least 59 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip — the gunman Stephen Paddock lived a quiet life for years in a small town outside Las Vegas.
A retiree, Paddock, 64, was a multimillionaire who made much of his money investing in real estate, his brother said. He would disappear for days at a time, frequenting casinos as a professional gambler with his longtime girlfriend, neighbors said. Relatives also said Paddock had been quietly living out his retirement years, visiting Las Vegas to gamble and take in concerts.