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THE first pho­tos and videos of the Las Ve­gas shooter’s sniper nest ho­tel room have been re­leased, show­ing TWO RI­FLES from gun­man Stephen Pad­dock’s deadly 23-weapon ar­se­nal and the mess left af­ter a SWAT team blew the door off his suite and found him dead.

One video of­fers a glimpse in­side Pad­dock’s room on the 32nd floor of the Man­dalay Bay re­sort and casino, which he used to fire down on a crowd of 22,000 peo­ple at­tend­ing a mu­sic fes­ti­val Sun­day night.

Pad­dock opened fire on the Route 91 Har­vest Fes­ti­val just af­ter 10pm on Sun­day night, killing at least 59 and in­jur­ing 527.

The star­tling pic­tures, ob­tained by the Bos­ton 25 news chan­nel, show two semi-au­to­matic AR-15style as­sault ri­fles.

One ap­pears to have been mod­i­fied with a ‘bump stock’ that would es­sen­tially ren­der it fully au­to­matic – so al­low­ing Pad­dock to un­leash hun­dreds of rounds per minute.

One of the ri­fles is seen next to a full mag­a­zine, dozens of spent bul­lets and a ham­mer – which the 64-year-old shooter al­legedly used to shat­ter two win­dows in the room be­fore start­ing his mas­sacre. DEADLY AR­SE­NAL: Gun­man Stephen Pad­dock

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