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What We Know About Stephen Paddock, The Las Vegas Gunman


We are continuing to learn more about the gunman who carried out last night's attack. Stephen Craig Paddock was 64 years old and lived about an hour outside Las Vegas in a small town called Mesquite, Nev. Paddock lived previously in Florida, where his brother Eric talked to reporters today.


Eric described his brother as a retired accountant who liked to gamble. They were in contact last in the days after Hurricane Irma, which affected their family in Florida. As far as he knew, Eric said, Stephen had no history of extremism or mental illness. Here he is talking to CNN.


ERIC PADDOCK: Nothing like that. He was a wealthy guy, and he liked to play video poker. He went on cruises. He sent his mother cookies.

MCEVERS: Law enforcement says they found no evidence that Stephen Paddock was connected to any terrorist group international or domestic, nor have they found any evidence of motive. They also said he had no significant criminal history.

GREG MYRE, BYLINE: His brother Eric told CNN that their father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, did have a significant criminal history. He described him as a bank robber who was once on the FBI's most-wanted list. He went on to say that they didn't know their father. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.