Stephen Paddock, a retired accountant and amateur poker player, opened fire with an automatic rifle from a hotel room overlooking a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing more than 50 people and wounding another 500. It is the worst mass shooting in modern American history, and it took Paddock's family completely by surprise.
Paddock's brother Eric told CNN that the news was like hearing "an asteroid fell out of the sky":
When asked whether these actions seemed in character for his brother, Eric Paddock responded:
He's never even drawn his gun! It makes no sense. He's never hit anybody. Never!