Las Vegas Shooter's Laptop Missing Its Hard Drive

The brother of Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock has been arrested for child porn... TMZ has learned

Another brother, Eric Paddock, spoke to media following the shooting but Bruce Paddock did not. The LAPD said they discovered the images some time ago in a building where Paddock had been squatting.

The missing hard drive could be a crucial source of insight into Paddock's life and lead investigators towards discovering the motive for the deadliest shooting in modern US history.

Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds more were wounded in the shooting October 1 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip. He said he was shocked to hear the news, but said Paddock was a "psych" patient, who had often complained about the amount of medications he was given, but according to Simpson, Paddock needed the medicine.

In pursuit of the motive, authorities have chased an enormous amount of leads and have spoken to Paddock's family, friends, and associates. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney. Paddock had been under investigation long before his brother Stephen killed 58 people, but police weren't able to figure out where Bruce was until recently.




Authorities are examining every aspect of Paddock's life - from his family, friends and associates to his travel patterns, health and finances.

Other mass shooters in the United States have left behind writings or manifestos explaining their actions - however deranged those explanations may have been.

The madman is believed to have removed the hard drive before he committed suicide, sources told the network. In a revelation that seems to point Mr Paddock's tactics more than his motives, investigators combing through his internet history found a search for a police tactic used to break into rooms, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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