20 rifles found in Las Vegas shooter's room

Police find at least 20 rifles in the hotel room of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, including AR-15-style assault rifles.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Scene of Las Vegas shooting
Scene of Las Vegas shooting

At least 20 rifles were found in the hotel room of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, a law enforcement official told The New York Times on Monday, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Among the guns found were AR-15-style assault rifles, another law enforcement official said.

Paddock used a hammer to smash out the windows, both law enforcement officials said. It was not clear whether the weapon was a sledgehammer.

At least 58 people were murdered and hundreds were wounded when the gunman opened fire at a country music concert at the Mandalay Bay resort just before 10:30 p.m. local time on Sunday night. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

64-year-old Paddock was found dead in his room at the hotel following the shooting.

The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization claimed that Paddock was a convert to Islam and one of their fighters. However, the FBI later debunked the terror group's claims.