PALM BAY, Florida – Stephen Paddock, 64, who carried out one of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings last night in Las Vegas, used to have a home here in Brevard County.
The home was in a gated retirement community in Viera, and his neighbors say they are shocked when they heard he was the Las Vegas shooter.
Paddock was identified by Las Vegas authorities as the sniper who killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others as he opened fire on a country music concert from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort Casin.
Former neighbors of the killer expressed shock at the news that Paddock could be involved in such a massacre.
Neighbors say he was seemed normal but loved to gamble.
Paddock owned a home in Heritage Isle, a 55-plus community off Wickham Road, from 2013-2015.
Neighbors say Paddock would stay at the residence – located in the 3700 block of Sansome Circle – infrequently and used the property more as an investment home. They said that he and his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, only visited the home about five times in the two years he owned it in Brevard County.
Paddock told his neighbors and he and his girlfriend would stay up all night gambling. And, the few times neighbors visited Paddock, they didn’t see any indication of weapons.
Paddock also told neighbors that he also owned some property in Nevada.
Paddock was found dead by Las Vegas police after the shooting.
A check with Brevard County law enforcement and court records did not show any contact between police and Paddock during the time he had a residence in Viera.
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