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The brother of the Las Vegas shooter said that he was a normal guy who must have ‘snapped’ before carrying out the worst mass shooting in American history.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Eric Paddock said that ‘something happened’ to make his brother Stephen kill at least 50 people and injure 200.
Eric said that there was ‘absolutely no indication he could do something like this’ and said that Stephen had no political or religious affiliation.
He said: ‘He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something’.
Speaking from his home in Orlando, Florida, Eric said: ‘We know absolutely nothing, this is just, we are dumbfounded.
‘We have absolutely no idea. Our condolences go to the victims and all their families’.
Eric said that he and Stephen, 64, lived on different coasts - Stephen’s last address was in Mesquite, Nevada - and that they did not speak that often.
He said that his mother was ‘in shock’ and struggling to cope with the news.
He said: ‘Our family is OK, we’re sitting in here in our house hoping that everyone doesn’t attack us.
‘My mother is 90 years old, lives down the street from me, we’re just completely dumbfounded
You can imagine how this is affected her.
‘He’s my brother, we don’t have a very close relationship but we talk occasionally. There’s no rhyme or reason here, it makes no sense’.
He said: ‘She has nothing to do with this, at least from my perspective.
‘He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something, he was just a guy.
‘He has no political affiliation, no religious affiliation, as far as we know. This wasn’t a terror attack’.
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