Causes of death released for 58 killed in Las Vegas shooting

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LAS Vegas killer Stephen Paddock blew himself away with a gunshot into the mouth after he slaughtered 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history, according to a coroner's report.

The Clark County, Nevada, coroner released a statement Thursday night confirming Stephen Paddock's cause and manner of death.

Twenty-one people were shot in the head, 36 died with chest and back wounds and one died of a gunshot to the leg, according to the coroner.

Gunshot wounds killed each of the victims at the Route 91 Harvest festival.

According to the report, 16 of the victims were shot in the head and six were shot multiple times. Numerous victims died from shots to the head and chest, according to a list of causes of death published by CNN affiliate KVVU.

The death was ruled a suicide.

Officials said Paddock had an arsenal of rifles in the suite and reportedly had hundreds of unspent bullets.

"[Our report] is focusing a large part on the why, OK?" he told the Review-Journal.

Over 450 victims of the Las Vegas massacre have filed new lawsuits against Mandalay Bay, MGM Resorts International, and LiveNation.

"My initial scan, coming in the room with my rifle, is just seeing, I'm seeing one male down, bleeding from the face", said Officer Matthew Donaldson.

Experts have said more than 500 individuals were harmed when Paddock, a high-stakes video poker speculator, released gunfire from the 32nd story of Mandalay Bay into a horde of 22,000 individuals at the Route 91 Harvest Festival beneath.

Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after an active shooter was reported in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017.

Authorities also haven't said why they think he stopped shooting.

Rouse said he does not expect the FBI to brief or update the public on the investigation until the report is released next year.

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