• Boston 25 News obtains exclusive photos of Las Vegas shooter's guns

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    LAS VEGAS - Boston 25 News has obtained exclusive photos from police sources showing the guns used during a massacre in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of 59 people and wounded 527 Sunday night.

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    Boston 25’s Jacqui Henrich obtained the photos early Tuesday morning, and they clearly show the gun on the floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel room, and also shows numerous rounds of ammunition.

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    A hammer that was presumably used to break the windows of the room, which was on the 32nd floor, is also seen beside the gun.

    The bipod used to stand the weapon on as he sprayed the crowd with bullets is also in view.

    Federal officials say the Las Vegas shooter had devices attached to 12 weapons that allow semiautomatic rifles to mimic fully automatic gunfire.

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Special Agent in Charge Jill Schneider also told reporters Tuesday that Stephen Paddock had nearly 50 guns in three locations.

    She said he had a combination of rifles, shotguns and pistols.

    On Sunday night, investigators said Stephen Paddock, 64, broke two windows with a hammer and began to shoot people attending the Route 91 Country Music Festival across the street from the facility.

    Las Vegas police said he had 23 guns inside his hotel room, including semiautomatic rifles. Also, investigators said, 19 guns were found in his home along with thousands of rounds of ammunition.

    He killed himself as police entered his hotel room.

     

     

    The Associated Press contributed to this story. 


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