"It was just a guy. Something happened, he exploded or something." Those were the words of Eric Paddock, brother of Stephen Craig Paddock, identified by the Las Vegas Police as the author of the largest massacre in US history since September 11, 2001.
"We do not know anything about what happened, that's the way it is, we're astonished, we have no idea, our condolences to the victims and their families," Eric said in an interview with an English newspaper. The man indicated that he did not have frequent dialogue with his brother and that they lived even far, in different coasts.
Eric commented that his "family is fine" although it was known that it was Stephen who shot 22,000 souls during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 400.
My mother is 90 years old, she lives down the street from my home, we are completely astonished. "" You can imagine how this affected her, "the man said. "He's my brother, we do not have a very close relationship, but we talk occasionally.This does not make sense."
Asked about Marilou Danley, his brother's wife, Eric believes he is not involved in the events, despite the fact that the Las Vegas Police sought her intensely as an accomplice to her husband. "It has nothing to do with this, at least from my point of view, he had no political or religious affiliation, as much as I know." This was not a terrorist attack, he concluded in a dialogue with the Daily Mail.