Sher­iff: Gun­man fired over 1,100 rounds

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LASVEGAS » The top law­man in Las Ve­gas says the gun­man who killed dozens of peo­ple at a con­cert last month fired more than 1,100 rounds.

Sher­iff Joe Lom­bardo said he was aware of the pre­vi­ously un­re­ported fig­ure be­cause his de­part­ment’s foren­sics lab is work­ing with the FBI to process all bal­lis­tics ev­i­dence.

Stephen Pad­dock killed 58 peo­ple and in­jured hun­dreds more on Oct. 1 af­ter he shat­tered win­dows of his suite on the 32nd floor of the Man­dalay Bay hotel­casino and un­leashed with­er­ing gun­fire at the mu­sic fes­ti­val be­low be­fore killing him­self.

Lom­bardo says au­thor­i­ties found about 4,000 un­used rounds in the suite.

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