Outside the hotel room
Paddock's grew up in Sun Valley, California. He was the youngest of three brothers. Eric's father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock was a bank robber and a former member of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. Benjamin was diagnosed as psychopathic after his arrest in the late 1960s.
Reaction to the Shooting
A few reports have found out that his brother was the perpetrator of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, he said his family was "completely dumbfounded."
He described the situation as Mars [falling] into the Earth."
When asked about whether he knew about any motives his brother had, he responded that he had "no idea" why he did it.
He was a guy. Okay? I'm not going to make him mushy or anything. But, come on. I mean, he called his mom up and he sent her a walker [...] Like I said, there's no political, there's not religious, there's no [affiliation of any kind].