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Sources have told ABC News that law enforcement officials increasingly believe the Las Vegas shooter had severe mental illness that was likely undiagnosed.
Steven Paddock was known for gambling in casinos late into the night with little or no human contact. One source told ABC that Paddock was “exhibiting many antisocial traits that are typical of past mass shooters”. Although he was financially stable, he always had trouble interacting with other people, and was described as “standoff-ish and disconnected”.
FBI profilers also believe he was aloof and found it hard to establish and hold down meaningful relationships, according to The Independent.
A Las Vegas prostitute who was hired by the murderer has also spoken out about their 'violent' sex sessions, claiming that Paddock always had a dark side.
The anonymous prostitute revealed that if he hit a winning streak while gambling, he would take her back to his room for 'really aggressive sex' that included living out rape fantasies.
According to The Daily Mail, Paddock also boasted about his bank-robber father, saying that 'the bad streak is in my blood' and 'I was born bad', according to texts seen by the Sun on Sunday.
The 27-year-old escort said Paddock allegedly paid her $6,000-a-time for their meetings. In texts, he described tying her up 'while you scream for help'.
Other than Paddock possibly having a severe, undiagnosed mental illness, officers still have not figured out the motive of the deadly shooting that left 58 dead and almost 500 injured.
Kevin McMahill, of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, told ABC News: “We thought we might find some ideology, some economic or political or social reason. Some medical reason. But we haven’t found it yet.”